The West Harris County Branch of AAUW is a strong, diverse organization that:
- Promotes and is recognized as a leading advocate for equity and education for women and girls.
- Provides leadership and learning opportunities for members.
- Attracts new members and retains a large, diverse membership base.
- Encourages education and participation in the political process.
What We Offer
Monthly Branch Meetings with an educational focus on subjects like cross-cultural understanding, health, government, and the arts. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3955 Westcenter Drive. Visit Branch Programs for dates and topics.
Outreach Activities. For the past 25 years we have sponsored an annual conference, Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics, that introduces 600 middle-school girls to women with careers in math and science and provides hands-on learning about those careers. For more information, visit our Expanding Your Horizons Home Page.
Scholarships. We support the national AAUW Educational Foundation, which awarded $3.7 million in fellowships, grants, and awards during the 2015-2016 academic year. We also support the Legal Advocacy Fund, which is the largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. Locally our Baker/Telfer Scholarship is awarded annually to three graduating senior girls who plan to pursue a career in math or science. Learn more…
Communications Links with public policy makers. See Public Policy.
About Our Members
Qualification for AAUW Membership – Membership in the Association is open to all women and men who hold an associate degree or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or a higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualifed institutions (this includes most 4-year U.S. colleges and universities and a number of foreign institutions).
Currently membership in the West Harris County Branch of AAUW totals 257. For information about joining, visit Membership Information.