Indiana AAUW
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Patricia Crouch Indiana AAUW C/U Representative 2016-2018: Patricia Crouch

National College/University Partnership Program

Campus Connection 

See also the Indiana NCCWSL page.
Indiana C/U Member Organizations as of July  2016:

Check National site for  updates to this list


  • Ball State University

  • Franklin College

  • Goshen College

  • Indiana State University

  • Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

  • Indiana University - South Bend

  • Indiana University - Southeast

  • Indiana University East

  • Indiana University Northwest

  • Indiana University-Purdue University - Ft. Wayne

  • Purdue University

  • Taylor University

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Southern Indiana

  • Valparaiso University



Undergraduate students of each College/University member of AAUW can now belong to AAUW! for FREE!


As long as the institution remains an AAUW partner member, and as long as the student is enrolled in your institution, the C/U representative on that campus can enter their students’ information through a secure website at National AAUW. Once registered, the students, will receive an invitation to join. Once they accept the invitation, they will receive an e-mail acknowledgment that includes an AAUW Member number, and they can begin taking advantage of their e-student affiliate benefits immediately!

This e-student affiliate status allows your students to access the AAUW website — including our members only online resources such as research, publications, advocacy, and leadership training opportunities.  As an added bonus, when your AAUW e-student affiliates graduate, National AAUW will give them a one year FREE membership through our Give a Grad a Gift program, compliments of AAUW and the C/U partner member, at no cost to either the student or to you.

Questions? Concerns? Call 800-326-2289 or e-mail

November 2011: Student Organizations: New Policy Updates

AAUW is revitalizing its efforts to support the formation of student groups at colleges and universities! Recently, the AAUW Board unanimously passed policy updates about AAUW student groups. Previously termed "AAUW Student Affiliate Satellites", they are now called "AAUW Student Organizations" to better resonate with students and school personnel.

Please be sure to make these changes on all branch/state websites which reference these groups! A few additional points of information:

Registration of student groups: Students wishing to register a group should visit the AAUW website to download the student organization registration form. The student organization leader must complete the form and e-mail it back to AAUW at Registration of these groups is processed through the AAUW national office and information about them is shared with branches and states via e-mail.

Student affiliate status and dues: Students who participate in an AAUW student organization and do not attend an AAUW college/university partner member school are expected to pay national dues. Those who do attend an AAUW college/university partner member school must register as e-student affiliates. No additional branch/state membership dues should be charged to student members of AAUW student organizations.

Graduate student participation: Graduate students are encouraged to participate in AAUW student organizations and/or AAUW branches. Graduate students must pay national dues as they do not qualify for e-student affiliate status.

For more information about AAUW student organizations, email

The College/University Institutional AAUW Member: What It Means to…

The College/University Institutional AAUW Member:
What It Means to…

>>>The Indiana University/College:

By joining AAUW the 130+ year old connection between the university and the AAUW member stays alive. The University recognizes and affirms the AAUW mission, policies, and research initiatives. An estimated one-quarter of all AAUW members are affiliated with an institution of higher education--most as faculty members or administrators, some as students.

>>>The Branch:

Branches in the same city or area as a C/U member institution may be able to call upon that institution for speakers, program locations, support for branch/community projects, etc. This is often made easier if the C/U member, as part of its membership, has appointed a C/U Representative. That person can also help in the much-needed connection between the branch and the college student aka potential (younger!?) member. Also the branch, with or without a C/U rep, may be interested in sponsoring a campus student affiliate branch. If the institution is a member but has not appointed a C/U rep, the branch should contact the Administration and offer to work to find someone to fill that position.

>>>The Member:

The AAUW member has graduated from at least one institution of higher learning. She should be sure her institution(s) are members. If not, she can work, as an individual, or as part of a branch project, to encourage her institution to become a member (both in Indiana and elsewhere). She could write to the president of the institution, indicating an appreciation for support of AAUW by the institution's membership. If she works for a college that is an AAUW member, but has not appointed a C/U Rep, she should contact the Administration to volunteer to fill that post.

>>>The C/U Rep:

The C/U Rep, appointed by the institution at the time the institution joins, does not pay national dues. She may wish to join a branch; if so, she must pay state and local branch dues. She will receive information from the National and State C/U chairs and share it with the branch. She may be asked to provide a program or to suggest ways in which the branch may work with/on campus. She may represent AAUW at official campus functions, and should be a contact person for anyone interested in AAUW, especially, but not limited to, the AAUW Research Initiatives ( and ). When new research is published, she will receive information and should share it with the campus. Likewise, she will receive information to disseminate on Educational Foundation programs such as the University Scholar-in-Residence, International Fellowships, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships for Equity in Math, Science, Technology; American Fellowships; Fellowships for Selected Professions; Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars; Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. She should be looking for campus programs promoting sex equity that could be nominated for the Legal Advocacy Fund's Progress in Equity Award. She should serve on program award panels (

The C/U Rep should be knowledgeable about AAUW generally, but especially of the Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund. Monitoring the National ( and State ( websites are a good way to start. She should be a part of the branch Membership team and have AAUW membership brochures and other information ready to share with potential on-campus members. She should especially welcome new women faculty and invite them to become AAUW members. She should serve on campus gender equity task forces. If she isn't a member of any Women's Studies Department, she may wish to make herself known to that department as an AAUW resource. She will receive calls for papers for the biennial Symposiums that precede the National Conventions, which she should share with her colleagues. She should submit proposals for symposium presentations and/or volunteer to help with the Symposiums. She should request that the institution fund (to some extent) travel to the Symposium (and hopefully, the National Convention, too, where she can be a voting delegate. She should be sure her library orders copies of the Symposium Proceedings (For example, the 1999 Symposium was entitled, Higher Education in Transition; The Politics and Practices of Equity). She should attend Regional and State Annual meetings and workshops. In Indiana, she should look for nominations for the annual Focus on Women Awards ( She should become part of an electronic information network with C/U reps in her state and also nationally (a national listserv is now active). She should monitor her campus information network for items that could be added to the Indiana website, especially individual achievements of women faculty, administrators, students, historical or biographical information, books/articles published, etc.

-- written by Marsha Miller, Indiana College/University Relations Chair; Indiana State University C/U Rep, for Indiana Bulletin, Winter 2000



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