Welcome to the Indiana County Branch of AAUW!

Theme for 2023-24 • AAUW Indiana County Branch  Promotes Women’s Reproductive Rights!  PLEASE JOIN OUR MISSION-BASED PROGRAMS. Click here for an AAUW Membership Application 2023-2024

Thanks to all who Attended our recent events:

AAUW’s Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction – Saturday, Dec. 9 , 11:30 a.m. -2:00  p.m. St. Andrews Village, Bristol Court Dining Rm.AAUW’s    This auction raises money for our 2024 Scholarships. Chaired by AAUW Program VP, Patricia Holmes  

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4-5:00  p.m.307  Jane Leonard Hall  (or, virtually on zoom at: https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/4128864503) The AAUW Scholarship Winners Fall 2023 Reporting Hybrid Panel;  chaired by Dr. Lingyan Yang, Director of IUP Women’s & Gender Studies Program (WGS), and featuring AAUW’s 2023 Scholarship winners: IUP students Sarah Cisney, Jasmine Bishnoi; and SFU student Colette Costlow. The students reported on their studies and research  funded, in part, by AAUW’s $1000 dollar scholarship awarded to them  in March 2023.




Meet our 2023 AAUW Annual Notable Women – Honored at the Notable Women Banquet April 26, 2023  – Connie Jellison, Marveta Ryan-Sams, Deanne Snavely, and Mary Ann WagnerAAUW is very proud of their service and achievements to our community. These women have served as exemplary role models for the advancement of women and girls in Indiana County.

Connie Jellison

Marveta Ryan-Sams

Deanna Snavely

Mary Ann Wagner

Thanks to all who Attended our Town Hall Meeting on the State of Education in Rural PA Tuesday, April 18, 7:00-8:30, Indiana Area Jr. High Auditorium. Watch for a Town Hall 2 meeting in late October

Report: AAUW PA’S SUMMER RETREAT Mark your calendars and save the date . . .

FRIDAY JULY 28  & SATURDAY JULY 29 Gettysburg College Campus • 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg • LODGING: Wyndham Hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg

This July marks the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg where townswomen showed their mettle by nursing the wounded in the university’s historic Pennsylvania Hall – which was a Civil War hospital – and some even fought as soldiers on the battlefield. Today AAUW Women are continuing to fight together on the Front Line for pay equity, women’s comprehensive healthcare, legislative representation, Title IX education equity, fair voting practices, and legislating against abuse, violence, and persistent gender, gender-identity, and racial bias. We are encouraging members to spend Friday night and enjoy the town of Gettysburg and the National Park. Retreat registration and hotel information will be available shortly.  Click here to Register – registration deadline is June 25, 2023. Registration is $50 dollars (students are free). We hope to see you at the Retreat.

CODE BRAVE – A Coding Program for girls and diverse students 

Our Code Brave Summer workshops were hosted by Kate Geiger, Exec. Director at IFL,  facilitated by Indiana Free Library’s Lauri Fletcher – and spearheaded by Lillian Clemons, AAUW Branch Diversity Chair. Please visit our CODE BRAVE photo page for a complete report.

AAUW Notable Women’s “Herstory” Celebration was celebrated live on ZOOM in 2021. Please see this YouTube for a video of the celebration: Notable Women Video

The Indiana County (PA) Branch, an affiliate of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research with the priority of removing persisting bias in America due to gender, economics, race and ethnicity. https://www.aauw.org We work for Gender Wage Equity, including the right to comprehensive health care and family leave for families