Student Membership

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Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled and majoring in geology or a related science. A related science is any physical or biological science or other discipline, such as engineering or geography.


Membership Dues: $40/year*

* Dues are in U.S. dollars and may be reduced based on country economic classifications according to the World Bank. View the membership dues table.

Membership Benefits and Opportunities

GSA offers real, tangible benefits for every member to assist you wherever you are in your career journey.


One free scientific Division.
Join others at reduced student rates.

One free geographic Section.
Additional Section affiliations for $3.

Join GSA’s International member community.

Online member community and discussion forum.


Free online access to GSA's premier journals: Geology and GSA Bulletin.

Complimentary GSA Today — This science and news magazine features a hot topic science article, member news, and job listings.

Receive the Student and Early Career Newsletter – Stay current on the latest opportunities.

Receive GSA Connection — This monthly e-publication contains news and items of interest to members.

Member discounts in online bookstore — Books, maps and charts, special papers, and more.

Meetings & Professional Development

Reduced registration rates for GSA regional Section, Annual, and specialty meetings.

Lifelong learning — Field trips, technical sessions, short courses, special events.

Share research — Publish and present with GSA.

Travel Grants for Section and Annual meetings.

Volunteer opportunities that cover the cost of meetings.

Priority attendance at mentor luncheons and events.

Member-exclusive webinars.

GeoCareers Programs — Networking events, mentoring, workshops, career panels.

Mentoring365, a virtual mentoring program that provides mentors and mentees with tools to develop and accomplish career goals.

Leadership Opportunities — Help shape the Society and the future of geoscience.

Affinity Benefits


Get 15% off Brunton compasses and pocket instruments, precision-made for over 125 years.

The combined power of Enterprise-National

Enjoy negotiated car rental rates from Enterprise and National, along with Emerald Club benefits. Learn more and enroll.


Free access to Geofacets — A web-based research tool that offers access to an extensive database of georeferenced geological maps.

Journal of Geoscience Education

Special offer for Journal of Geoscience Education — A peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research.

Interior Federal Credit Union

Interior Federal Credit Union — Funds the first $25 deposit into a savings account to establish membership.


SOAR+ — Store, view, and share maps and high-resolution satellite imagery with discounts on SOAR+ and SkyMap50.

Download paper application

See where your dues go

Questions? Contact:
GSA Sales and Service
Phone: +1-800-472-1988