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In addition to staying current in the field, professional organizations often provide a range of information on sociological topics that may be useful in your studies.
Membership in these organizations can also offer additional perks, often at a discounted student rate.
American Sociological Association
The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
Eastern Sociological Society
The Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal (Sociological Forum), a four-day Annual Meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and an electronic mailing list.