The 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 professional work in church, government, social agency or elsewhere is related to the purposes of the Society; (4) those whose professional, ecclesial, or social activities stand to make a contribution to the academic field of Christian ethics, as determined by the SCE board through the application process. 
  • 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 apply for membership. 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 of Christian Ethics (JSCE), and most importantly, a broad network of fellow scholars and others in the field of ethics.

Apply for Membership (New Members)

All applications are formally approved by the Board at the annual meeting so applications need to be received by December 31st.


Membership Dues:

Full and Student membership dues are 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


Change in Membership Status:

If you would like to change your membership status from Student to Full, this needs to be approved by the board.  Please email [email protected] with your name, degree, degree institution, year your degree was earned, current position title and institution.