American Sociological Association

For Section Leaders

Are you a new section Chair-elect, a Council Member, or a Secretary-Treasurer? Not sure how to get started? You’re in the right place. This page provides all the guidance you need to make your term as a section officer a success.This page has instruction manuals, schedules and even forms that you will use throughout your term. In addition we have a variety of tutorials to introduce you to important concepts.

Planning for the Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Session Allocation Formula
Planning Your Section's Annual Meeting Sessions

Orientation for New Officers

New Section Officers' Training Manual (PDF)
New Section Officer Orientation Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Information For Awards Committees

Section Awards Guide (PDF)

Information For Everyone

Sections Manual, 2013 Edition (PDF)

For Chairs

Annual Report Requirements for Sections
Section Governance Timetable
Starting a Section Journal  (PDF)


For Secretary Treasurers

Section Budget Allocation Formula
Secretary-Treasurer's Handbook (PDF)


Election Information for Nominating Committees and Candidates

Candidate Biographical Information Instructions
Section Elections Timetable and Guidelines
Petitions Guidelines



Using Section Listservs
Section Web Volutneer Guide (PDF)


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