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Become a Member of the Southern Sociological Society

The benefits of active membership in the Southern Sociological Society include:

  • joining a vibrant academic community
  • participating in the annual meeting
  • a subscription to Social Currents
  • engaging in the governance of the Society
  • eligibility for SSS committee service, grants, and awards
  • receiving announcements about research opportunities, job openings
  • instant access to The Southern Sociologist, the Society’s quarterly newsletter
SSS and many of its members enjoy a strong professional relationship with other prominent societies such as Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and its SWS-South Chapter. SSS welcomes members from diverse scholarly and personal backgrounds.

Membership in the Society runs from January 1 to December 31.

All annual conference participants must be current, dues-paying members of the Society.

To join, renew your dues, or check the status of your membership, log in to your SSS Member Portal.

Regular Membership

$75
  • A membership for persons holding a graduate degree in sociology or a related field.

Sustaining Membership

$150
  • A regular membership for those who can afford to support the Society at a higher rate. Sustaining members will be acknowledged at the annual conference with a designation on their conference badge and will have their name appear in the program.

Unemployed or Contingent Membership

$30
  • A membership for persons who are currently unemployed or employed in a non-tenure track position.

Student Membership

$30
  • A membership for persons currently enrolled in a higher degree program who have not received a PhD. Includes undergraduates.

Emeriti Membership

$0
  • Persons who have retired from regular employment, and have been regular members of the society for ten or more years. Please contact Executive Officer for first time approval. Emeriti members wishing to receive Social Currents must pay a $20 fee.

BA/BS-Granting Departmental Membership

$50
  • Membership for a BA/BS-Granting Department of Sociology that supports the objectives of the Society.

MA/MS/AA-Granting Departmental Membership

$100
  • Membership for a MA/MS/AA-Granting Department of Sociology that supports the objectives of the Society.

PhD-Granting Departmental Membership

$150
  • Membership for a PhD-Granting Department of Sociology that supports the objectives of the Society.

Dues and Fees Lifetime Membership

$4,000
  • Covers membership dues and registration fees for all future membership years and annual meetings. An SSS member with a Dues and Fees Lifetime Membership never has to remember to renew their annual membership dues or their annual meeting registration fees– period!

Dues-Only Lifetime Membership

$2,500
  • Covers membership dues for all future membership years. Members with this type are required to pay annual meeting registration fees.

Departments will be listed in the annual meeting program, will receive Social Currents for their front office, and all undergraduate students from that department who present at the conference will have their annual dues waived (undergraduate conference registration fees still required).