Volunteer to Serve on a Committee
Committees are vital to the proper functioning of the Association. Each year there are vacancies on the various committees that must be filled. The Committee on Committees looks for interested and committed members who can be recommended to the President and the Council for possible appointment.
Committee Membership must represent the Southern, Central, and Northern sections of the PSA western region. Usually there is one opening for each region on each appointed committee. Those responsible for committee appointments are always glad to know of willing volunteers. Student members are now eligible to serve on all appointed committees with the exception of the Awards Committee.
The PSA has 14 committees that members can volunteer to serve on: Awards, Community Colleges, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Research and Teaching, Practice, Applied and Clinical Sociology, Race and Ethnic Minorities, Status of LGBTQ Persons in Sociology, Status of Women, Teaching, Emeritus and Retired, Membership, Student Affairs, Endowment, and Social Conscience. Members are appointed by the PSA Council and the President based on recommendation from the Committee on Committees. Self nominations are acceptable. Serving on a PSA Committee is an effective way to network with professional colleagues. If you are interested, please send an email to the Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, university affiliation if applicable, status (undergraduate or graduate student, faculty, applied sociologist, etc.), contact information, and which committee(s) you are interested in serving on.
To serve on a committee, you must be a member of the PSA in good standing.
Nominations are usually for a three-year term and are made in early January.