You can join The Coleopterists Society online by selecting your membership type below or by printing out a membership order form.
Individual Membership is open to anyone interested in the objectives of the society. Membership is for the calendar year and includes a subscription to The Coleopterists Bulletin. Members who join the Society after March will receive back issues of the Bulletin for that year. We also offer Family Memberships, Gift or Sponsored Memberships, and Lifetime Memberships.
A Lifetime Membership requires one lump sum financial contribution of $1,000 or more to the Society. Life Members will have their names listed on the inside cover of The Coleopterists Bulletin for the rest of their respective lives. Life Members will receive full member benefits for the rest of their respective lives and no longer need to pay dues.
Institution and Library Subscriptions are not memberships in The Coleopterists Society and DO NOT receive online access to articles. Orders must be prepaid for the year by check, international money order, paypal, or credit card. Non-receipt claims must be received within three months of mailing date; all subscriptions must be paid in advance prior to the mailing date of the first issue.
We Appreciate Diversity! Beetles are among the most diverse forms of life on earth. The appreciation of diversity is what drew many members of The Coleopterists Society (TCS) to the field. Our value of diversity extends beyond Coleoptera, as we welcome, support, and recognize the human diversity represented by our members. We endeavor to develop our global, multicultural membership, and implement strategies to increase recruitment and retention of underrepresented Coleopterists. We aspire to engage all members with unique backgrounds and experiences by fostering a culture based on inclusiveness, mentorship, encouragement, support and mutual respect.