PSA Annual Membership and Registration/Conference Fee

PSA 2023-2024 Fees and Information

PSA has a new website and membership portal through Wild Apricot. You can visit our new site by clicking here. At our new site, you can pay your membership fees for 2023-2024 online and you can register for PSA 2024. You must submit your membership fees on our new system before it will allow you to register for the conference.

PSA aims to keep membership and conference participation affordable. However, the costs to keep PSA going and hold the annual conference are rising. The PSA Council made some adjustments to fees for this year, where persons who are students or lower income faculty/other professionals pay low fees while faculty/other professionals in higher income brackets pay higher fees. In addition, the Council created a special fee for Emerita/Emeritus/Retired Sociologists.

Membership only (persons who want the benefits of membership only may choose this fee) Conference registration only (persons who want to attend the conference but are not presenting can choose this fee) Full annual participation, including conference registration (required for all persons presenting at the conference)
Students $20 $30 $50
Faculty/etc with annual income less than $40,000 $20 $30 $50
Faculty/etc with annual income $40,000 to $80,000 $50 $100 $150
Faculty/etc with annual income greater than $80,000 $100 $100 $200
Emerita/Emeritus/Retired $50 $100 $150

You can pay by credit or debit card only; contact if you need to pay by another means.  You can pay for other people (or someone else can pay for you).

PSA 2023-2024 FEES

PSA Membership and Conference fees are non-refundable. Membership and Conference fees may be paid online by visiting All PSA participants are expected to use positive and collegial behavior, and abide by the PSA policy against harassment and discrimination and the American Sociological Association’s Code of Ethics.

Other PSA policies:  PSA Statement of Privacy, Conditions of Use, Refund and Delivery Policies

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) When does the PSA participation year begin and end?  Fees are for participation for one year.  However, we usually begin to offer the future year’s participation after July.

2) What are the benefits of paying the PSA registration and conference fee? Current paid PSA participants have electronic access (and a mailed copy for an add-on fee of $20) to the PSA journal, Sociological Perspectives (February, April, June, August, October, December), are emailed three electronic copies of the PSA newsletter, The Pacific Sociologist (approximately January, May, and September), are eligible 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 to receive awards (various criteria) and student travel grants (students who are presenting at the annual conference).

Read PSA Statement of Privacy, Conditions of Use, Refund and Delivery Policies