Welcome to the Cortland (NY) Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting

Welcome back to the second half of our 2018-19 season of programs and meetings! We hope that you have remained warm and healthy during this cold winter.
Our March 4th meeting will be at the Community Restaurant. If we have 15 people or less, we will be ordering off the menu. If we have more (and I hope we do) we will have a buffet. Cost to be determined.
The topic will be “Going Global: SUNY Cortland Women Doing International Research” with speakers Tienteien Zheng (Sociology/Anthropolgy), Jena Curtis (Health), Mecke Nagel (Philosophy), and Elizabeth Okkuth (Chemistry).

PLEASE RSVP for the March 4 meeting and dinner at the Community Restaurant to Sheila Cohen at scohen3@twcny.rr.com or 756-8191 by Thursday Feb. 28. Feel free to bring a friend!


Celebrating our Early History

During our annual meeting on April 30, 2018 we recognized 3 members, Sandra Decker, Grace Bentley, and Joan Johnson, who have been part of our organization since the beginning and were instrumental in getting the Cortland branch started back in the early 60s. Pictured are Grace and Joan with Cortland Branch President Sheila Cohen. Sandra could not attend but flowers were delivered to her as well. Thank you to all of those who paved the way. It was not an easy process as this AAUW Historical Timeline, compiled by Branch Historian Jan Dempsey, will point out.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.