Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join the Western Social Science Association and to review the merits of membership in a professional organization committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, service, and collegiality since its inception in 1958. Membership in the Association is included in registration for the annual professional conference WSSA sponsors each spring, a conference which grows yearly in quality and diversity. You will be sent quarterly, The Social Science Journal, a journal that continues to receive outstanding reviews under the guidance of its editor, Scott Carson. Twice a year you also will receive the WSSA Newsletter containing timely information and items of professional interest. In addition, the Association annually recognizes three outstanding student papers and one outstanding dissertation paper, and awards cash prizes to the student authors at its annual conference, as well as awarding a cash prize to the winner of each conference's poster session competiton. We believe WSSA is an outstanding professional association that offers many opportunities to its members.

For those who will not be joining us at the conference, but would still like to be voting members and to receive the publications, subscription only memberships can be purchased. We look forward to receiving your membership application and to your active participation in WSSA! Please join the WSSA and be part of a professional organization committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, service, and collegiality.

Annual membership dues

Joint (indivudal + spouse or partner)  
Student (full-time, only)  
Retiree (no longer employed in field)  

membership status inquiries

Members with questions about their membership categories, expiration dates, dues amounts, etc., may contact Kate Herke, our Communications Director. Please put "Membership inquiry" and your name in the Subject line.

Answers can be expected within five working days; if the answer is needed sooner, please preface your subject line with "Urgent", and give the time frame in the body of the message -- it may be possible to reply more quickly.

membership payment options

Option #1: Pay Online with Your Credit Card

Fill out a membership application online using your credit card. Click on the link below to go to a secure web site at which you may pay by credit card.

Membership in the Western Social Science Association for 2013

Option #2: Payment by Check

Complete membership form, mail check and form to:

Larry A. Gould, PhD
Associate Vice President and Campus Executive Officer
Yuma Branch Campus - NAU
P.O. 6236
Northern Arizona University
Yuma, AZ 85366-6236

already a member - change address

If you are already a WSSA Member and would like to change your address, please complete the following form. Please type in your updated information in the boxes below and click SUBMIT.

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