Membership Dues Increase
Effective for all membership renewals and membership applications moving into the 2022-2023 fiscal year, HGS has slightly increased its membership dues. Moving forward, the new membership fees will be as follows:
- Active / Associate Memberships: $36.00
- Emeritus Memberships: $18.00
- Student Memberships are still FREE.
Dues for the upcoming year are not due until June 30, 2022.
The Houston Geological Society is a society with a global view. The HGS includes students, geologists, geophysicists and academic experts. Our objectives are to stimulate interest and promote the advancement of the geosciences, to disseminate and facilitate discussion of geological information, to enhance professional interaction among geoscientists, and to aid and encourage academic training in the geosciences. As an HGS member, you will receive special privileges, discounts, and priority event registration. If you are an active AAPG member, please support this society and become an active HGS member!
In order to qualify for Active Membership, you must have a degree in geology or an allied geoscience from an accredited college or university or, have a degree in science or engineering from an accredited college or university and have been engaged in the professional study or practice of earth science for at least 5 years. Active Members shall be entitled to vote, stand for election, and serve as an officer in the Society. Active Members pay $36.00 in dues (effective beginning for all 2022-2023 dues).
Associate Members do not have a degree in geology or allied geoscience but are engaged in the application of the earth sciences. Associate Members are not entitled to vote, stand for elections or serve as an officer in the Society. Associate Members pay $36.00 in dues.
Student membership is for full-time students enrolled in geology or an allied geoscience. Student Members are not entitled to vote, stand for elections or serve as an officer in the Society. Student Member dues are currently waived (free). Students will have a 24 month grace period after graduation. After a student graduates and receives a job, he/she must apply for Active membership to HGS.
Members who attain the age of 65 and have been Active members of HGS for a minimum of 10 years may request Emeritus status by contacting the HGS office. Emeritus Members shall also be considered Active Members. Emeritus Members pay $18.00 in dues (effective beginning for all 2022-2023 dues).
Interested in becoming a member? Be sure to fill out a Membership Application.
We thank you for your continued support and greatly apprecitate your understanding!
2021-2022 HGS Board