Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
The Geological Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and share scientific findings
The Geological Society of America Diversity Statement
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 18,000 individuals in over 85 countries. The GSA affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and will continue to develop its diverse base. The GSA is dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds, and needs are fostered with opportunities for members from divergent experiences to participate and contribute. The GSA recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making and leadership. Therefore, GSA strongly encourages participation in any GSA activity of all its members regardless of race, sex, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or disability and will undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that its activities are open to all. (adopted 2 Dec. 2004)
The mission of GSA is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service of humankind.
The Geological Society of America will be a broad, unifying scientific society:
- Fostering the human quest for understanding Earth, planets, and life;
- Catalyzing new scientific ways of thinking about natural systems; and
- Supporting the application of geoscience knowledge and insight to human needs, aspirations, and stewardship of the Earth.