PSA Annual Registration and Conference Fee

***2022 submission system is open now from the 2022 CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS page***

***2022 fees will be available on this page shortly***

Pay annual fee to access PSA member content and participate in the annual conference:    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: coming soon

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, PSA is adjusting participation fees and working on ways to provide benefits to participants in an online/virtual format and to ensure that participation is affordable.  Students will continue to pay a flat fee, while other participants will pay based on their annual income. Here is the 2022 fee structure:

Students:      $50
Faculty, applied sociologists, and other professionals, with annual income less than $40,000:     $80
Faculty, applied sociologists, and other professionals, with annual income between $40,000 and $80,000:     $100
Faculty, applied sociologists, and other professionals, with annual income greater than $80,000:      $130
For this year there is also a special participation fee of only $20 for persons who are un/under-employed and have been seriously economically impacted by COVID-19.

This fee is non-refundable. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) When does the PSA participation year begin and end?  Fees are for participation on a calendar basis, starting on January 1 and ending on December 1.  However, we begin to offer the future year’s participation in July each year. 

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).

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