Memberships

You Belong Here

There is a place for you in STEM, where you can show up exactly as you are — Where your identities are affirmed as your strength, your roots are nurtured, not dismissed, and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are the priority, not an assimilation to the majority. Becoming a SACNAS member is an invitation to bring your whole self to the STEM field. Join our national and inclusive network of more than 8,000 innovative, powerful, and transformative SACNAS members!
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Our memberships begin for students at the undergraduate level and serve every stage of your education and career, no matter what path you take. If you are a high school student or younger, we encourage you to follow SACNAS channels and keep up your interest in STEM!

Membership Options

— Something for Everyone
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).

Please note: Dues are listed in cost per year, and memberships will renew automatically on your anniversary date. You will receive a notification to remind you when your renewal is coming up.

SACNISTA

Basic Member
FREE
  • Create a profile in the online community
  • Search the member directory
  • Start or join a SACNAS chapter
  • Receive general news, updates, & invites to programs

STUDENT

Undergraduates, Postbacs, and Graduate Students
$ 10 per year
  • Same as SACNISTA-level, plus:
  • Add friends and send messages in the online community
  • Download member ID card
  • Eligible to apply for student programs
  • Participate in the SACNAS Story Bank
  • Voting rights in Board Elections

NEW PROFESSIONAL*

Recent Grads and Postdocs
$ 25 per year
  • Same as SACNISTA-level, plus:
  • Add friends and send messages in the online community
  • Download member ID card
  • Participate in the SACNAS Story Bank
  • Voting rights in Board Elections
  • Eligible to apply for professional programs, including leadership institutes
  • Free for 1 year for previous student-level members

PROFESSIONAL Level 1

$ 65 per year
  • Same as SACNISTA-level, plus:
  • Add friends and send messages in the online community
  • Download member ID card
  • Participate in the SACNAS Story Bank
  • Voting rights in Board Elections
  • Eligible to apply for professional programs, including leadership institutes
  • Discount on a career center job posting

PROFESSIONAL Level 2

$ 100 per year
  • Same as SACNISTA-level, plus:
  • Add friends and send messages in the online community
  • Download member ID card
  • Participate in the SACNAS Story Bank
  • Voting rights in Board Elections
  • Eligible to apply for professional programs, including leadership institutes
  • Discount on a career center job posting
  • Discount on a career center advertisement

PROFESSIONAL Level 3

$ 125 per year
  • Same as SACNISTA-level, plus:
  • Add friends and send messages in the online community
  • Download member ID card
  • Participate in the SACNAS Story Bank
  • Voting rights in Board Elections
  • Eligible to apply for professional programs, including leadership institutes
  • Discount on a career center job posting
  • Discount on a career center advertisement
  • Portion of your annual dues goes to a SACNAS chapter

LIFETIME

$ 1000 one-time payment, never expires
  • Same as Professional level 3, plus:
  • Welcome packet including membership pin
  • Yearly thank you gift
“SACNAS is a place where I can be a scientist without having to deny my identity or cultural perspective. It puts what I do in my profession in context of my community and my core values.”
Dr. Erika Camacho
Program Director: ADVANCE, co-Lead HSI at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Membership Manager Daniela Bernal at members@sacnas.org

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• Opportunities to get involved in the SACNAS leadership through the Board of Directors & Committees

• First-access to the latest jobs added to the SACNAS Career Center (via email)
• Eligibility to apply and participate in our suite of Leadership Programs
• Eligibility to apply to present research & receive mentoring at the SACNAS Conference
• Eligibility to apply for travel scholarships for airfare and/or lodging assistance to attend the SACNAS Conference

• Eligibility to take part in or start a SACNAS Chapter

• Subscription to member exclusive emails, featuring unique opportunities, action updates, and stories from our community

• Voting rights in the SACNAS Presidential and Board of Directors Election
• Opportunity to contribute to the SACNAS Story Bank

"SACNAS is family. It has given me an opportunity to grow, and is giving my students resources to become their best versions of themselves."
2018M4S
Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentin
Lifetime Member