AAUW Las Cruces, established in 1923, is the oldest and largest branch in New Mexico. We have been moving women forward for the past 95 years!! 

The American Association of University Women has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

What We Do! AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. AAUW national issues are detailed here.

New Member Meet Up

Tuesday, January 22:   New Member Meet-up, Coffee and Conversation, from 10-11am  Meet your Membership Co-VP’s Laura Bemis and Marsha Hokkanen and other members for an informal coffee at the Corner Bakery Cafe, 2305 Lohman Ave.  Get to know members and share your thoughts about AAUW and our mission.  We’ll also answer your questions.
*An RSVP is appreciated via email to lkbemis (at) gmail.com no later than the day prior to the event.

AAUW-NM State Convention

April 26 – 29, 2019
Las Cruces
New Mexico State University
Early Registration (Prior to April 1): $50.00
Registration After April 1: $60.00
One Day Registration Prior to April 1 (For Saturday, April 27) $30.00
Banquet: Saturday, April 27 at the Double Eagle, pay upon arrival


Promoting educational advancement for 6th grade girls and their parents through an annual Career Explorations Conference.

WHERE:  Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus            2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88011

COST:             $5.00, with parent permission
MORE INFO:  Email girlscan.lascruces25@gmail.com

Parent workshops, too! No charge for parents. Parent workshops are designed to promote healthy communications between parents & adolescent girls, give tips on social media use & navigate the educational system beyond high school, plus a tour of DACC campus.


Kansas City/ Missouri Work Smart

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Women’s Foundation, and Kansas City’s Mayor Sly James launched the first phase of an initiative to empower 1 million women to successfully negotiate salary and benefits and close the gender pay gap in both Kansas and Missouri. The initiative will begin in Kansas City, where the overall gender pay ratio for the Kansas City metro area is 78 percent (a 22 percent gap).

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Strategic Plan


The AAUW Strategic Plan is created through an inclusive process involving the AAUW Board of Directors and staff. The goals, indicators of success, and strategies reflect an integrated approach to fulfilling our mission, vision, and value promise. As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement.

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2019 National Equal Pay Day

Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Read More (NOTE: The 2018 application period closes between November 1 and December 1 this year dependent upon program. Be sure to check each individual fellowship or grant program for complete availability and deadline information.)

Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

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Help a young woman get ready to shape the world and make lifelong connections.

AAUW Las Cruces, Inc.
PO Box 1081
Las Cruces, NM  88004