Membership and Registration

2015 online Membership and Annual Meeting Registration now available!

Join  and/or Register Online:  Click on (secure site) https://www.meetingsavvy.org/psa.  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.

Join and/or Register by Mail:  Download and fill out the 2015 membership and registration printable form, then mail in. You can pay by credit card or check using the form. Please allow two weeks after mailing for your membership/registration to become active.

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.  If you join late in the year, you can still become a member for the current year–but at this time we cannot provide back issues of the journal.

3) What are the benefits of membership? The benefits of membership in the PSA include participation in the annual meeting, four copies of the PSA journal, Sociological Perspectives (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter), three electronic copies of the PSA newsletter, The Pacific Sociologist (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, and eligibility for awards (various criteria) and travel grants (students only) to the annual meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions on PSA Membership and Registration rules:

Q) Who has to pay membership?

A) Any sociologist (faculty, student, applied/public/etc.) who resides in the PSA region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua) and whose name will be listed in the 2015 Annual Meeting Program (as a presenter, presider, discussant, panelist, session organizer, etc.).    Note:  To be eligible for possible PSA travel grants, students who are presenting at the Meeting 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.

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 does not have to pay membership?

A) 1. Sociologists who reside in the PSA region and want to attend the Annual Meeting but whose names will not appear on the Program.  These folks can simply pay Registration if they choose.
2. Sociologists who do not reside in the PSA region, but whose names will appear on the 2015 Program (as presenters, presiders, panelists, etc.).  These folks can simply pay Registration if they choose.
3.  Those whose names are on the 2015 Program but who are not sociologists.

Q) Who has to pay Registration?

A) Everyone who attends the Annual Meeting.  The one exception is for participants who are invited by Program Committee session organizers to be part of a specific session (not the general Meeting) and who are not sociologists.

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.

2015 Annual Meeting Registration Costs:
$30 Student Pre-registration ($35 if you register at the Meeting)
$60 Faculty/Others  Pre-registration ($65 if you register at the Meeting)

Note that in 2015, the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society will be conducting a special half-day pre-conference on Teaching and Learning as part of our PSA Annual Meeting.  This pre-conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, April 1.  If you wish to participate in both the PSA Annual Meeting and the AKD Pre-Conference, you can pre-register for both at a special discounted rate of $40 for graduate students and $85 for faculty/professional sociologists.  You will find these options in the online membership and registration e-portal.