PSA Annual Registration and Conference Fee

PSA 2023 fees will be available here by September, 2022. Fees for 2023 have not yet been determined by the PSA governing Council.

You can set up a new PSA portal account (use the Create Account button at the top of the payment page); this will enable you to see your purchase record and access other PSA information in the future (use the Sign In button at the top of the payment page).

Pay annual fee to access PSA member content and participate in the annual conference:    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).

Register by Mail: 2023 form here in September

2022 fee structure: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, PSA adjusted participation fees and worked on ways to provide benefits to participants in an online/virtual format and to ensure that participation is affordable.  Students continued to pay a flat fee, while other participants paid based on their annual income. Here was 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 31.  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).

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