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Department Affiliates

Is Your ASA Department Record Accurate?

Go to the ASA Member Portal, and then type in your department's ASA ID.  (If you don't know your department's ASA ID, send an email to ASA customer service.)

Type in your department zip code.

Update information as needed.  Please be sure to include an email address for the current department chair, as well as a key email that will not change over time.


About the Department Affiliates Program

The Department Affiliates Program provides a department-level link between academic institutions and the American Sociological Association.  Department Affiliates receive a broad range of benefits, including free access for all department faculty and students to the 10 new webinars in our 2013-2014 Academic and Professional Affairs webinar series.  Webinar registration links are only sent to Department Affiliates.

Click here for the 2014-2105 Webinar Series Preliminary Schedule.

Department Affiliates also receive a desk copy of the ASA 2014 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology, 50 copies of the brochure, "Sociology: A 21st Century Major," 10 copies of the newly released booklet 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology, 2nd Edition with updated research data as well as profiles of working professionals who majored in sociology talking about how the skills and concepts they learned in their major have helped them to succeed on the job.  Department Affiliates also receive a department subscription to Footnotes, the ASA newsletter, and discounts on the annual Chairs Conference and Director of Graduate Studies Conference, as well as substantial discounts for listings in the Guide to Graduate Departments.  When you compare cost to value, joining the Department Affiliates Program makes sense for both graduate and bachelors-only departments.

The Affiliate year runs from August 1st to July 31st.

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You can also download the Application and mail, fax, or email the application to the ASA. Visit this page for more information about the cost of the program

If you cannot remember your Department ID please contact
ASA Customer Service

Additional Benefits for Department Affiliates

Department Affiliates can purchase print subscriptions to Contexts magazine for their students at a special discounted rate of $20 per student (four issues). This is a great opportunity to reward a particularly deserving student or to provide a beginning or end of semester benefit to all students in your department. To order, complete the form at For more information on Contexts, visit

50% off on individual subscriptions to TRAILS for faculty who are non-ASA members
30% off on postings in the ASA’s Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
20% off on individual subscriptions to TRAILS for faculty who are ASA members
20% off on the Department Chairs and Directors of Graduate Studies Conferences at the ASA Annual Meeting
10% off on Posting in the ASA Job Bank
10% off on the Annual Meeting Department Alumni Night