When you join the Institute of General Semantics, for one year you will receive the quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics (published since 1943), as well as special discounts on IGS programs, conferences, seminars, merchandise, etc.
The Institute of General Semantics is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1938. The value of your IGS membership donation is $50.
Contributions over $50 may be tax deductible depending on your individual U.S. tax situation.
Standard Membership Levels
Member – $50
Student – $25
Exclusive Membership Levels
Contributor – $100
Supporter – $250
Sponsor – $500
Time-Binder – $1,000
You may renew at any level. See below for renewal instructions.
Active IGS members may gift memberships at $40. See below for instructions.
The Institute of General Semantics provides benefits to its members. Here are some of those benefits.
ETC: A Review of General Semantics
Members receive four issues of our quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics.
ETC contributes to and advances the understanding of language, thought, and behavior. Each issue of ETC provides the latest research and discourse on general semantics.
The IGS Store carries a number of books, downloads, and other items related to general semantics available for purchase.
Active members are permitted to purchase eligible products in the IGS Store at a 15% discount.
Active members may attend special events hosted by the Institute of General Semantics for free or at a discount.
In recent years, IGS has hosted free dinners before the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture for members and their guests.
Active members may give the gift of membership to others who may take an interest in general semantics.
Gift memberships are $40 for active members.
IGS offers a number of methods for joining. The fastest way to join is via our online store. Alternately, you may join by mail and over the phone. We accept payment by check, credit card, and Paypal.
When becoming a member of IGS, won’t you consider making an additional donation? Your additional donation helps us provide for programs, classes, books, and research. Donations are tax deductible as the law allows.
You may use any of the above payment methods to make an additional donation to IGS.
For donations via mail, please mark “ADDITIONAL DONATION” somewhere clearly on the form.