In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. Individuals eligible to be admitted to membership are those holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution, a degree from a foreign institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), or a foreign degree acceptable as a basis for admission by graduate schools at qualified universities of the U.S.A.; and who have paid dues (Association + State + Branch dues). The provisions set forth in this section are the sole requirements of eligibility and admissibility for membership. Refusal to admit an eligible graduate to Branch membership shall result in loss of recognition of a branch. The Branch member shall be entitled to vote, hold office, and participate in all Branch activities and programs and receive the publications distributed to all members.
An undergraduate student enrolled in a qualified educational institution shall be eligible for student affiliation with the Branch upon payment of fees established by the Association, State, and Branch board of directors. Student affiliates may attend Branch, State, and Association meetings and receive the publications distributed to all members. Affiliates may not vote nor hold office.
The branch fiscal year is July 1 through June 30, but prospective members may join at any time during the year.
AAUW Association dues $49 ($46 of which is tax-deductible)
AAUW CA dues 16
Branch dues 16
AAUW Association $17 ($16 of which is tax-deductible)
CA student affiliate 16
Branch student affiliate 2
Dual Member dues $16
Give A Grad A Gift – AAUW Association (1st year free), AAUW CA (1st year free), Fallbrook Branch (1st year free)
Any person joining the Branch between January 1 and March 15 shall pay full AAUW CA dues, full Fallbrook Branch dues, and one-half of Association dues. New members joining between March 16 and June 30th pay full dues and receive a membership until June 30th of the following year.
Any member may become a paid life member of the Association upon payment of the current Association dues multiplied by 20. Paid life members are exempt from AAUW Association dues but must pay State and Branch dues.
Any Branch member who has paid Association dues for fifty (50) years shall become a Fifty Year Honorary Life Member and shall thereafter be exempt from payment of Association, CA State, and Branch dues.
A member whose dues remain unpaid after July 31 shall be dropped from membership.