ESS Departmental Membership

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to ask you to renew your departmental membership with the Eastern Sociological Society – or to join for the first time if you have not been a member previously.  More than ever, a departmental membership makes sense.  This email address reflects the contact information we have for your school, so if it is out of date, please let us know at  If you have already renewed, many thanks – and we are sorry for not filtering you out correctly.

As a department member you will be supporting an organization that not only serves the professional needs of the region’s major sociologists, but also the organization where most of us made our sociological debut – and where many of our students will enter the conference arena for the first time.  Membership is also a rational choice – the benefits far outweigh the costs.  Not only does your department receive Sociological Forum and all of our periodic electronic notices, but your students will benefit.  Any undergraduate students from your institution who participate as presenters at the Annual Meeting will only have to pay the $15 undergraduate registration fee.  The normally-required $35 student membership fee will be waived.

We have made the process easier for those of you with credit cards.  You can enroll or renew online by clicking here and take care of it in a moment (if you need help going through that process for the first time, contact us at  You can, of course, also send a check to ESS at Wm. Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., 448 Raubinger Hall, Wayne, NJ 07470. Please make it out “Eastern Sociological Society”.

We hope you will consider a membership. We also offer multi-year membership as a cost savings. You can purchase for 2020; or for 2020 and 2021; or for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The dues structure is:

BA/AA Granting Institution


MA Granting Institution


PhD Granting Institution


Thank you for your support.  Should you need it, our tax ID is 23-7033582.  We look forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Meeting to be held February 27-March 1, 2020. See our website ( for more details and to book your hotel room at our discounted rate. It is going to be a very exciting meeting and we hope you can join us.


Alejandro Portes, President

 Jennifer McAdam, Executive Officer

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