News Release

Geological Society of America reduces student membership dues to $25

Business Announcement

Geological Society of America

1 July 2024
The Geological Society of America
Release No. 24-06
Contact: Jason Elkins

Boulder, Colo., USA: The Geological Society of America (GSA) is excited to announce a significant reduction in membership fees for students. Effective 1 July 2024, undergraduate and graduate students majoring in geology or related sciences can sign up for an annual student membership for just $25. This initiative underscores GSA's commitment to supporting the next generation of geoscientists by making membership more accessible and affordable.

The reduction in student membership dues aims to foster greater inclusion and participation among students in the geosciences. By mitigating financial barriers, GSA hopes to encourage more students to take advantage of the numerous benefits and resources offered by the Society.

Unchanged Student Benefits

Student members will continue to enjoy the full suite of benefits provided by GSA. Key benefits include:

  1. GeoCareers: This program provides students with essential career resources, including job listings, career guidance, and networking opportunities. GeoCareers supports students in charting successful geoscience career paths.
  2. Mentoring365: This year-round mentoring program connects students with experienced geoscience professionals. Mentoring365 facilitates guidance, advice, and support to help students achieve their academic and career goals.
  3. Access to GSA’s Premier Journals: Student members will continue to receive free access to GSA's prestigious journals, including Geology and GSA Bulletin. These journals are renowned for their high-quality research and are essential resources for geoscience students and professionals alike.

GSA’s Commitment to Education and Professional Growth

GSA has a long-standing commitment to supporting education and professional development in the geosciences. By lowering membership dues, GSA is taking a proactive step to ensure that more students can benefit from the society’s offerings without financial burden.

GSA invites all eligible students to take advantage of this reduced membership rate. Joining GSA provides students with invaluable opportunities for learning, networking, and professional growth. For more information on how to become a member and to learn more about the benefits offered, please visit

About the Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a membership of more than 17,000 individuals in over 100 countries. GSA serves as a leading voice for the geosciences, promoting the understanding of Earth's dynamic processes and fostering collaboration among scientists, educators, and policymakers.


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