American Sociological Association

Service with ASA

Elected Positions

ASA members are invited to suggest names for nominations for the following elected offices or committees:

Suggestions for elected positions will be sent to the relevant body that determines the ballot for each of these positions — either Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations, and ASA Council. Selected nominees will ultimately appear on the election ballot for ASA member vote. Please submit suggestions by May 1 to

Appointed Positions

ASA members are invited to suggest names for nominations for appointment to the following committees:

Suggestions for appointed positions are reviewed by the Committee on Committees and then formally appointed by the ASA Council.  Please submit suggestions by April 1 to


Membership Policy

Membership in ASA is required for all appointed and elected leadership positions, and membership is required to be on the ASA election ballot.  There will be no exceptions to the membership requirement, but comped membership can be offered to non-sociologists who want to serve in leadership roles, with editors making such a request for potential editorial board members and other such decisions at the Executive Director’s discretion.  Associate or high school teacher memberships are acceptable for editorial boards if appropriate for the individual.  Exceptions to the full membership requirement, either for associates or high school teacher members, can be made for other non-elected positions at the discretion of the Executive Director.