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.

Join us! AAUW-LC Holiday Gathering


Join your AAUW friends for a wonderful beginning to the holiday season. We will be celebrating on December 8 from 2:00-4:00. La Sala, at Josephina’s Old Gate, is the perfect place to visit with friends and make new ones in a unique New Mexico atmosphere. Tamales, quesadillas, antipasto skewer, plus corn and black bean salsa and hot cider are on the menu with beer and wine available for purchase.

Please remit $24 to Christine Long no later than November 30 in order to reserve your space. Make checks payable to AAUW Las Cruces at PO Box 1081, Las Cruces, NM  88004-1081.


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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2018 National Equal Pay Days

April 10, 2018 – All women’s Equal Pay Day
April 17, 2018 – White women’s Equal Pay Day
August 7, 2018 – Black women’s Equal Pay Day
September 27, 2018 – Native women’s Equal Pay Day
November 1, 2018 – Latinas’ 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.

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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