2019 MSS Annual Meeting
Founded in 1936, MSS is a membership organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. About 2/3 of the 1300 members live in the Midwest, but membership is open to all; and about 1/3 of the members are from other parts of the nation and the world.
The Benefits of Membership
MSS members enjoy our journal, The Sociological Quarterly, a friendly but rigorous annual meeting, access to grants and awards, opportunities to learn and serve, and paths to enhanced leadership skills.
The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) is a nonprofit, regional, professional society dedicated to building community among sociologists and to advancing sociological knowledge, teaching, and practice for social scientific purposes and social betterment.
· upholds the highest ethical standards of the social and behavioral sciences and strives to protect the academic freedom and rights of its members.
· provides engaging forums for the sharing, critique, dissemination, and application of social scientific knowledge, including through its annual meeting and its journal, The Sociological Quarterly.
· is characterized by a spirit of volunteerism and collegiality, encouraging active participation from all interested persons in furthering the sociological enterprise.
· encourages the professional development and careers of its members, at all educational levels and in profit and nonprofit organizations.
· welcomes all those interested in the discipline to join the society, regardless of theoretical or methodological approach and strives to achieve the values of diversity, inclusion and equality in all activities of the society.
· carries out its mission primarily within a nine-state area—Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin—yet maintains a strong tradition of welcoming a national and global membership.