Membership, Registration, and Submission System

2021 membership and registration will open July 15, 2020.

****Fees for 2021 membership and registration are likely to change, as we consider possibilities for onsite, hybrid, and virtual conference formats due to the ongoing pandemic. Information here will be updated after July 10.****

Join  and/or Register:  Click on (secure site)  You can pay by credit or debit card only.  PLEASE CREATE A SEPARATE ACCOUNT FOR EACH PERSON.  Otherwise, we cannot keep our records clear on who has paid for what, etc. (Note: if you want to pay fees for others, for example your students or folks in your university department, please contact to arrange this and make it easy and efficient for you and PSA!)

Join and/or Register by Mail:  More information on 2021 soon.

Details on Membership

1) How much does it cost?
Students          $25
Faculty, Retired Faculty, Applied Sociologists, etc. (annual income less than $30,000)           $40
Faculty, Retired Faculty, Applied Sociologists, etc. (annual income $30,000 to $70,000)           $50
Faculty, Retired Faculty, Applied Sociologists, etc. (annual income over $70,000)           $60

2) When does the membership year begin and end?  Membership is on a calendar basis, starting on January 1 and ending on December 1.  However, we begin to offer the future year’s membership on July 1 each year.

3) What are the benefits of membership? The benefits of membership in the PSA include electronic access (and a mailed copy if you provide your address) to the PSA journal, Sociological Perspectives (February, April, June, August, October, December), three electronic copies of the PSA newsletter, The Pacific Sociologist (approximately January, May, and September), an opportunity for appointment and/or election to committees and offices and to vote in the affairs and governance of the association (including the annual fall ballot for leadership candidates), and eligibility for awards (various criteria) and travel grants (students who are presenting only) to the annual meeting.

Your subscription to the PSA journal will be effective for the period you are a member, and at this time we cannot provide back issues of the journal. Current members have online access to all issues of the journal.

Frequently Asked Questions on PSA Membership and Registration rules:

NOTE: These rules changed in 2019!!!

Q) Who has to pay membership?

A) Anyone whose name will be listed in the 2020 conference program (as a presenter, presider, discussant, panelist, session organizer, etc.)–unless the current PSA President has provided you with a waiver as a special session participant.

 Note:  To be eligible for possible PSA travel grants, students who are presenting at the conference must be current members of PSA, and have prepaid registration fees.    Information on the process to apply for these travel grants will be posted in January on the For Students tab of this website.

B) Anyone who is an appointed or elected PSA committee member or officer/director, during their entire term of service, and as a condition of eligibility for appointment/election.

Of course, we encourage everyone to become a member of PSA–and gain the benefits of this membership, including receipt of our journal, Sociological Perspectives,  and the PSA newsletter, The Pacific Sociologist, as well as the right to vote in PSA elections, and eligibility for PSA offices and committee memberships.

Q) Who has to pay Registration?

A) Everyone who attends the Annual Meeting/Conference

Note: The PSA President can provide a limited number of waivers to people invited to participate in special sessions.)

Note:  A limited number of Registration Waiver Grants will be available for students who are not presenting or listed on the program.  Watch for information on the application process in January/February on the For Students tab of this website.

2020 Annual Meeting/Conference Registration Costs:
$30 Student Pre-registration ($45 if you register after March 23)
$60 Faculty/Others  Pre-registration ($75 if you register after March 23)

Note: for 2020, PSA is trying something new–a $10 One Day Pass to the conference only for community college students and community college adjunct faculty who are not presenting. Bring your campus ID to the PSA registration area at the conference hotel to purchase a pass.  

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