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Association for Faculty Women Welcome to AFW

Welcome to AFW

Founded in 1975, Washington State University’s Association for Faculty Women is a broadly inclusive group that promotes successful and satisfying careers for women and other marginalized genders by creating opportunities for members to connect in environments that are welcoming, supportive, and empowering.

AFW supports camaraderie, advocacy and professional growth across the WSU system. We are funded and run by our members, which include faculty, staff and graduate students across all WSU campuses. To join us or renew your membership, please see the membership page. Each year, AFW organizes events and awards to foster collaboration and recognize excellence.

The purpose of AFW is:

  • To provide a means for faculty women to share mutual interests, activities, and concerns, particularly as they relate to the academic responsibilities of teaching, research, and service at WSU.
  • To provide a structure through which issues that impact faculty women, as an academic group, are considered and addressed, particularly by providing input and recommendations to bodies including the University Administration, the Commission on the Status of Women, the WSU Faculty Senate, and university committees.
  • To further the professional growth of faculty women through professional programs, state and national speakers, and consultants.