The Society for the Study of Evolution has several options for membership. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional scientists and their students, but we also encourage K-12, community college educators, and affiliated professionals to join us in our mission. Memberships are for a calendar year, January 1 – December 31. You may join and/or renew your membership online with a credit card or by mail. Come be part of a worldwide community that promotes the study of organic evolution!
To renew your membership or join the Society, please go to

To join or renew by mail, please us this form, 2017 SSE Membership Form (.pdf)

You can now give a gift membership to a student for $10. This is a great way to introduce students to the Society for the first time. Gift memberships can also be purchased for colleagues in developing nations at the same low rate of $10. You can do this at the same time as your renewal or at a later date.
If you have any problems, please contact us at

The SSE staff team.

Membership Types

Regular Member - Any person who is a professional in the field and does not fit into the categories below. - $50
Regular Developing Nation – A professional in the field that inhabits a developing nation. - $20
Postdoc Member - Any member who is either holding or transitioning from/to a current postdoctoral position, or has completed a PhD no more than 8 years earlier and does not hold a permanent position. - $35
Student Member - Any full-time (degree-seeking) student who submits an application. - $25
Emeritus Member – Professional who is now retired. - $20
Family Members: - Members of the families of one of the member types above. Family members have the same privileges as other members except they share one copy of all publications and/or mailings from the Society. Add +$5 to the main member's membership type.
K-12 Educator - K-12 teachers interested in evolution and our mission. - $20
Life Membership – Purchase a lifetime membership, including online access during your lifetime with no need to renew each year. - $800

Members may purchase the print journal for an additional cost of $180 for the 2017 volume.

Benefits of SSE Membership

  • Obtain online access to Evolution (login as an SSE member)
  • Ability to purchase a year of Evolution in print for your personal use
  • 12 free pages in Evolution 
  • reduced fees for Open Access publication in Evolution
  • Make connections, foster relationships, find your next job and share information & research with scientists and educators around the world
  • Greatly reduced rates for our annual scientific conference where you may present your work (poster and oral presentations)
  • Professional Development Opportunities (serve on a committee, run for office, write and review manuscripts, educational outreach and mentorship with middle and high schools)
  • National & international recognition for your work
  • Access to a great variety of SSE awards and prizes
  • access to Evolutionary Applications (login as an SSE member)
  • Reduced fees for publication in Ecology and Evolution 
  • 25% discount on purchases from the Wiley-Blackwell website (login as an SSE member)
  • 30% discount on purchases from the The MIT Press website (login as an SSE member)
  • 30% discount on purchases from the Princeton University Press (login as an SSE member)
  • Reduced open access fees for Evolution Letters ($2500 for non-members, $1800 for members of SSE)