THE RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (RSS)

The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. This website is intended to serve all those interested in rural people and places.

 

Planning Your Travel Budget for 2017?

Don’t forget our annual meeting in Columbus July 27 -30, 2017

Tentative prices for registration, hotel, and sponsorship opportunities are available here. http://www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=7691

REPORT FROM THE RSS AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ETHICS

At the 2016 Annual Meeting, the RSS Council recommended (and the membership supported at the RSS Business Meeting) that an ad hoc committee on ethics be established to develop a draft proposal for a “Code of Ethics” for the society, and to circulate that proposal to the broader RSS membership for feedback. This ad hoc committee met several times over the last few months and presented a draft Code of Ethics and Policies and Procedures document to the RSS Council for feedback at their November 14, 2016 meeting. At that time, the RSS Council made a few edits and voted to distribute this draft to membership for feedback.

 This is to ask members to read over the proposed documents and to provide input no later than February 1, 2017 to members of the ad hoc committee (listed below) and/or members of the RSS Council (see http://www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=2841).

READ THE  FULL REPORT FROM THE RSS AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ETHICS

READ THE RSS CODE OF ETHICS & POLICIES AND PROCEDURES PROPOSAL

2017 RSS PAPER AWARDS

Follow the links below to see detailed information about RSS Awards.

Community, Family and Health RIG 2017 Paper Competitions

2017 Ralph Brown Faculty Paper Award

Ronald Wimberley 2017 Student Paper Competition Call for Papers.

Rural Sociological Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest  Group Paper Competition

2017 Paper Competition Call for Papers

         

 

RSS Awards and Endowment Committee seeks nominations for the following societal awards:

Distinguished Service to Rural Life

Distinguished Rural Sociologist

Excellence in Research

Excellence in Instruction

Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach

The Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award 2017 (paper)

The Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award

Nominations are due February 17, 2017. More information can be found here.

RSS Awards and Endowment Committee announces the 2017 RSS MS, PhD, and Early Career Research Award Competition

Applications are due February 17, 2017. Directions for applying and more information can be found here.

What are Research and Interest Groups?

Research and Interest Groups (RIGs) are formed around substantive interests of RSS members. RIGs are active participants in annual meeting planning and programming through identification, development, and recruitment for program sessions and field trips. RSS currently has 14 RIGs. 

Please join us!

2017-Annual-Meeting-Graphic  

Students

Learn more about the Rural Sociological Society here http://www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=981