Society of Christian Ethics welcomes new members annually. There are three categories of membership: full, student, and associate.

Full membership in the Society is open to persons in the following groups: (1) college, university, or seminary teachers of Christian ethics or social ethics; (2) persons teaching in similar institutions in other fields who are concerned with the relation of Christian ethics to their subject matter; (3) persons whose full-time professional work in church, government, social agency or elsewhere is related to the purposes of the Society. Candidates for membership must have at least one of the following: a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or scholarly publications in the above-named fields, or a full-time teaching position in ethics or related fields in an accredited institution of higher learning.

Student membership is open to graduate students in ethics or related fields upon matriculation into a doctoral program. This status ordinarily may be retained for not more than ten years.

Associate membership is for those who are also members of the Society of Jewish Ethics or the Society for the Study Muslim Ethics.

Detailed membership eligibility information is available in Article III of the SCE By-laws. If you meet these criteria, we invite you to complete the application form. Benefits of membership include reduced registration rate at the annual meeting, eligibility to submit proposals for the annual meeting and therefore to be published in the Journal of the Society, and most importantly, a broad network of  fellow scholars  and others in the field of ethics.

Once membership is approved, dues need to be paid. Below is the current structure.

(Effective FY 2020)

Member dues based on all current sources of individual income (including salary, housing allowance, scholarships, grants, retirement income, etc)

$19,999 and under -------------------------------------------------------------------- $50.00

$20,000 - $29,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------  $70.00

$30,000 - $39,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------  $85.00

$40,000 - $49,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$110.00

$50,000 - $59,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$130.00

$60,000 - $69,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$155.00

$70,000 - $79,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$180.00

$80,000 - $89,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$200.00

$90,000 - $99,999 -------------------------------------------------------------------$225.00  

$100,000 - $109,999 ---------------------------------------------------------------- $250.00    

$110,000 - $119,999 -----------------------------------------------------------------$270.00 

$120,000 - and up -------------------------------------------------------------------$295.00  


Associate Membership (Must have primary membership in SJE or SSME) -----------$  70.00