AAUW LC in a Nutshell

Who:  Membership is open to individuals holding a degree (associates or beyond) from an accredited college/university. There are no barriers on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

What:  Nationally, state & locally: our mission is to “advance gender equity for women & girls through research, education, and advocacy”. Through our public policy program, lobbying & grassroots efforts promote policies that breakthrough educational & economic barriers for women. Visit the AAUW NM Public Policy page for more information.

When:  Monthly meetings are held Saturday mornings 9:30 am – 11:30 am, September-May. The June General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 5 – 7 PM. (canceled.) Please visit our AAUW Las Cruces Meetings page on our website for specifics on location & program topics. Our major outreach program, GIRLS CAN! replaces our March meeting.

note:  Due to social distancing and other COVID19 requirements, all in-person meetings are canceled and replaced with ZOOM meetings from time to time

How:  Communication tools include our website lascruces-nm.aauw.net, membership Yearbook, and monthly newsletter, Organ Mountain Views, better known as the OMV.   The OMV and Reminders & Special Notices are delivered via email.  OMVs are always available here under the tab above: Newsletters.

Why:  The #1 reason individuals join AAUW is their support of our mission. As members, our outreach is broadened by networking with diverse community groups of all ages that share our mission. Interested in fellowship & learning as well as fun and games? Check out branch Interest Groups. Look for membership perks on the AAUW Membership Benefits page, including Office Depot/Office Max, Geico Insurance & other merchant discounts.  (click blue links)

For more information: Contact our Branch Membership Vice Presidents, Lynne Lord or Lori LaPlanche

AAUW Las Cruces, established in 1923, is the oldest and largest branch in New Mexico with over 100 members. We have been moving women forward for the past 96 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. (click link)


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