American Sociological Association – As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact on sociology now and in the future.
Association of Black Sociologists – Our mission is to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically oppressed groups in general and Black/African American people in particular.
International Sociological Association was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO. The goal of the ISA is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches, or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 167 countries.
North Carolina Sociological Association – The NCSA was founded in 1969 by Joseph Himes and other sociologists throughout the state as a means of bringing together sociologists who were working in a variety of settings, both academic and applied. The founders of the NCSA were particularly concerned with providing a meeting place for those sociologists who might otherwise find themselves isolated in one-person departments located in smaller liberal arts colleges or community colleges.
Sociologists without Borders/Sociólogos Sin Fronteras (SSF) is a transnational association of sociologists committed to the following principles: that all people have equal rights to political freedoms and legal protections, to socioeconomic security, to self-determination, and to their personality.
Sociologists for Women in Society is a nonprofit professional feminist organization dedicated to:
1. Encouraging the development of sociological feminist theory and scholarship.
2. Transforming the academy through feminist leadership, career development, and institutional diversity.
3. Promoting social justice through local, national, and international activism.
4. Supporting the publication and dissemination of cutting-edge feminist social science.
Southern Sociological Society – Established in 1935, the Southern Sociological Society is a society of professionals that promotes the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards, and by encouraging effective teaching of sociology, valid and reliable methods and research in the study of human society, diffusion of sociological knowledge and its application to societal problems, cooperation with related disciplines and groups, recruitment and training of sociologists, and development of sociology programs in educational and other agencies.