The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
independence Branch is an active, award winning Branch of AAUW. It is a 10 Star Award Winning chapter in the state of Missouri and has been recognized for contributions to AAUW Funds in 2017. In addition, the branch participates in the Kansas City Area Interbranch Council and awards scholarships to deserving women to continue their education.