Membership and Registration


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Conference & Membership


2023 Membership Dues for individuals of the Society are as follows:

Schools with endowments greater than 5 billion US dollars will pay more. This tiered rate reflects the support that faculty and students typically receive in colleges and universities with high endowment wealth. (These include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, NYU, Brown, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Chicago, Dartmouth, Duke, and a few others.) Faculty or students unable to access institutional support may choose to pay the lower wealth rates posted above. 


Joint Member: Two members, one address, one copy of Sociological Forum.

Sustaining Member: This is a voluntary contribution for members who are able to give the society this level of financial support, thereby enabling us to continue to offer lower rates for students and others.

Regular Member: For members who don’t wish to pay the Sustaining Member rate. An option is available for senior and less senior faculty.

Emeritus Member: For retired members.

#ESS2023 Conference Registration Fees

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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  This email address reflects the contact information we have for your school, so if it is out of date, please let us know at  If you have already renewed, many thanks – and we are sorry for not filtering you out correctly.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.

In the near future, once we finalize our new point of service provider, 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., 455 Raubinger Hall, Wayne, NJ 07470. Please make it out to “Eastern Sociological Society”.

We hope you will consider a membership. We also offer multi-year membership as a cost savings. You can purchase for 2023; or for 2023 and 2024; or for 2023, 2024, and 2025. The dues structure is:

Thank you for your support.  Should you need it, our tax ID is 23-7033582