Our History

In November 1931, at the home of Mrs. R.W. Fair, a group of women, all university graduates, met to organize a Tyler branch of American Association of University Women.  Miss Lucy Marsh was the first president of our branch.  During the late 1930s and 1940s, the branch contributed to the War Relief Fund and undertook bandage rolling as one of its activities during the war years.  Child development and foreign relations were some of its early programs.

Tyler Branch Mission Statement:  The Tyler Branch provides opportunities for camaraderie, personal growth and community services, while fostering a commitment to education and equity for women and girls.  Our main focus is to raise funds for local scholarships and to hold educational events for young girls.

AAUW Mission Statement:  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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

AAUW Vision Statement:  AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

AAUW Diversity Statement:  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, or disability.