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American Sociological Association: ASA Student Involvement
Opportunities for Students with ASA Involvement
Become a Student Member of ASA
Students can become members of the ASA by the following:
Membership runs on a calendar year only-from January 1 to December 31. Membership dues are not pro-rated.
Department Sponsored/Subsidized Student Memberships
The identity shift from student to sociologist is an integral part of students' professional development. To assist in this process, the ASA collaborates with departments to help students join ASA for the first time.
With a minimum of five first-time student members "bundled" by your department, ASA will send each student an ASA canvas tote bag. Departments are asked to subsidize what they can (in this past, this has ranged from a $5 departmental contribution to a full-subsidy of the cost of student membership), and students pay the remainder. Students should complete an application and attach a check for their portion of the dues. The department should cut one check for the department’s contribution for the number of students responding. Student membership is only $50 and includes one ASA journal of choice. Free ASA canvas tote bag offer applies to new student members only. Membership is for the 2014 calendar year.
Bundle all the forms and checks into one envelope and mail to:
Craig E. Schaar
ASA Membership Manager
1430 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Include a note stating that this is a department package. The forms and checks must come in together. Shortly after receipt of your student applications, ASA will ship a complimentary ASA canvas tote bag to each new member included in your package of applications.
To request printed application forms, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jump Start Your Career in Sociology with ASA Membership Benefits
There are several ways in which undergraduate and graduate students can jump start their careers by becoming involved with the American Sociological Association (ASA). ASA offers many opportunities to students, such as networking, meeting leaders in the field, gaining access to up to date research and publications. Your student membership provides you with the following benefits:
Advance Your Career:
The Honor's Program:
The Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA annual meetings. By participating in the Honors Program, students develop long-lasting networks with other aspiring sociologists while their sponsoring departments have a chance to "showcase" their own quality programs and their most outstanding students.
At the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Honors Program students will:
Participation in the ASA Honors Program is possible through a competitive application process each year. See the Honors Program webpage for information on application deadline, fee, and decision date.
Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), ASA supports the development and training of minority sociologists interested in issues of mental health. Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the MFP seeks to attract talented minority students who are interested in the social dimensions of mental health issues, and to facilitate their placement, work, and success in appropriate graduate programs. For more information, contact 202-383-9005, ext. 322; e-mail: email@example.com.