Membership Types

Membership in VSA includes a range of resources, networking opportunities, and discounts on professional development that will provide you with access to current research in the field, professional learning for whatever stage of your career you are in, and a network of some of the field's most forward thinking professionals.

VSA Membership Categories

VSA Membership Categories
Category Cost Visitor
E-News Vote $150 Conference
Full $100 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Student* $30 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Emerging Professional** $60 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Continuing*** $30 Y Y Y Y Y Y
Institutional Discount****              
3-5 Members $85  Y Y Y Y Y Y
6-9 Members $80 Y Y Y Y Y Y
10+ Members $75 Y Y Y Y Y Y

Student membership requires evidence of current and active enrollment in a degree granting program. Please email VSA with this information. 

** Emerging Professional membership is available to those who have had or were eligible for a student membership in at least one of the previous two years.

*** Continuing membership is available to those who are retired from the field. Also, we recognize that there are VSA members who are in a period of career transition, or who are temporarily out of the field. The Continuing membership is also available for one year to those who have been members of VSA in the past, and who can benefit from VSA even if their employment or economic circumstances make Full membership not an option.

**** Institutional membership will now provide full benefits (including a copy of Visitor Studies) to each member. In order to qualify for the institutional membership discount, please renew at the same time as your colleagues. As shown in the chart above, if 3-5 members join or renew from the same institution at the same time, membership costs $85 for each of them. 6-9 members joining together will pay $80 each. And 10+ members joining together pay $75 each.

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