The Department Services Program (DSP) partners have the exclusive opportunity to gift their new and recent MA/MS or PhD graduates one-year free AAA membership. This initiative began in 2017 as an effort to ensure that recent graduates had access to professional development resources. Since then, ~40 graduates per year have been nominated by their departments.
*This complimentary membership is a benefit of the DSP partnership program. Only graduates from an active member department are eligible for consideration. DSP partners must be active at the time of nomination. This is a one-time gift (per recipient). Membership activation may not be delayed or postponed to a future date. Membership renewal must be at the professional membership category.
What happens after the complimentary year ends? The membership will automatically transfer to the "professional" category
Who isn't eligible for this program? Individuals recently received their bachelors degrees, individuals who received the MA/MS from institutions who grant a PhD in anthropology, graduates of non DSP partner institutions, and individuals who've previously received a complimentary AAA membership