Membership Information

To join or renew your membership, click here. If you have questions about joining RSA, or about the status of your membership, visit the Members Only section of this website and/or contact RSA Membership Chair Joan McAlister (rsamembership@gmail.com).

Please note all membership are based on a calendar year.

RSA's membership database is managed by KOC Member Services.

RSA membership dues are non-refundable.

Membership Categories & Dues

ENHANCED LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP $3,000.00

This option, which includes RSA conference registration, RSA membership, and RSQ subscription for life, is payable in full, $3,000.00, at time of renewal or in five annual installments of $600.00.

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP $2,000.00

This option, which includes RSA membership and RSQ subscription for life, is payable in full, $2,000.00, at time of renewal or in five annual installments of $400.00.

REGULAR LEVEL III MEMBERSHIP
Annual income $100,000 or above
Two-Years $280; One-Year $195
Includes annual subscription to RSQ

REGULAR LEVEL II MEMBERSHIP
Annual income is between $40,000 and $100,000
Two-years $200: One-Year $150
Includes annual subscription to RSQ

REGULAR LEVEL I MEMBERSHIP
Annual income is below $40,000
Two-years $175: One-Year $125
Includes annual subscription to RSQ

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
Two-years $100: One-Year $80
Includes annual subscription to RSQ

RETIRED Faculty MEMBERSHIP
Two-years $125: One-Year $80
Includes annual subscription to RSQ

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP  $250
Includes subscription to RSQ plus (for academic departments)  plus one complimentary student membership.

Affiliate Status with the Rhetoric Society of America

Organizations that share the Society's interest in furthering the study of all aspects of rhetoric are invited to apply for affiliate status. Affiliate status confers two guaranteed panel slots at the Society's biennial conference, and a link on the Society's website to the affiliate organization's website, if desired.

To apply for affiliate status, an organization should send to the Society's Executive Director: a letter of application, which should include the organization's web address [if any]; a copy of the organization's constitution and bylaws; a copy of the most recent issue of the organization's journal [if any]; and a copy of the most recent program for the organization's conference [if any].

The Executive Director will present the organization's application to the Board of the Society at its next meeting after the application has been received. Upon the Board's approval of the application, the Executive Director will send a letter of agreement to the organization spelling out the nature of the relationship and the specific benefits as described above.

All RSA affiliate agreements will be reviewed at five-year intervals by the RSA Board of Directors, to determine whether the relationship remains beneficial to both RSA and the affiliate organization.

Please contact Gerard A. Hauser, RSA Executive Director, hauserg@colorado.edu, for consideration.