Who We Are

The Midwest Sociological Society, founded in 1936, is a professional organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. Nearly 1300 scholars, students and practicing sociologists in universities, government and business belong to the organization. Known for its accessible but rigorous meetings, the MSS encompasses nine states – Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota. However, more than one-third of the members are from other parts of the nation and the world.

Code of Ethics

As sociologists, members of the Midwest Sociological Society subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the American Sociological Association.

How to Contact MSS:

Mailing Address:
Midwest Sociological Society
P.O. Box 1400
Bellevue, NE 68005

Email:    [email protected]

Executive Director:  Jennifer Talarico

Midwest Sociological Society History:

The physical historical archives of the Midwest Sociological Society, including past minutes, membership lists, program books, newsletters and journals, are held at the State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City, Iowa.

Organizational Status

MSS is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1936, and incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1961.

Financial Status

  • MSS is exempt from sales tax in Missouri and Wisconsin.
  • MSS is professionally audited each year; and files all tax returns in accordance with federal law.
  • The MSS fiscal year begins Sept 1. and ends Aug. 31.
  • Most recent MSS federal tax filing: 2013-14 MSS 990.