Frequently Asked Questions


YES!! Our name is a testament to our founding during the Chicano and American Indian civil rights movements. Everyone is welcome to become a SACNAS member, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, race, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, or religion (including the lack thereof or religious dress and grooming).

  • Benefits & Dues
  • SACNAS Member Online Community Features

New (or recently renewed) members must verify their email address via an automated confirmation email. Please check your email SPAM or JUNK folder to find this email, and follow the prompts to confirm your email address is correct. If you cannot locate this email, please contact and include your first and last name.


SACNAS switched to a new and improved Online Community in 2018! If you have not logged in to your membership since 2018, please create a new membership and contact to update your original join date.

Click the “Forgot your password?” link just below the sign in button (see right-hand side of this page).

If you don’t know your login email or continue to have problems, please email with your first name, last name, and last known membership-associated email address.

Please note: SACNAS no longer uses member ID numbers. Your unique identifier  is your email address.

Use this form to request a change to your account. Please be sure to update your email and preferences on the SACNAS Members Email List.

How to check your status/ membership expiration date (PDF)

You will also receive an email notification prior to your expiration date with a link to renew.

Except for Lifetime members, memberships will renew automatically on your anniversary date. You will receive a notification to remind you when your renewal is coming up.

How to change your profile visibility (PDF)

NOTE: Some fields you provided upon signing up, are not visible in your profile. These fields will be indicated with red text “(Not visible in profile)“.

Any other Questions? Contact Membership Manager Daniela Bernal at