The Department Services Program (DSP) is a partnership for Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Criminal Justice, Culture, Social Sciences, museums and allied anthropology firms. The DSP provides department partners with exclusive benefits to assist heads of departments with resources to promote their department, recruit and support faculty and students while simultaneously supporting the AAA's mission of advancing knowledge and solving human problems.
DSP + AnthroGuide
New! Effective August 2023, all DSP partnerships run for one-year based on date of purchase instead of the previous 8/1 to 7/31 cycle. Any renewed partnerships will be seamlessly added to a current cycle for another one-year term, or otherwise start effective immediately for new partners.
New! Effective for 2024, in more environmentally conscious efforts, the print AnthroGuide has been discontinued. The 23-24 AnthroGuide is the last one in print and will otherwise be fully online.
New! International schools (outside of the United States and its territories, and Canada) receive a 50% discount on all dues packages. You can indicate this on the DSP join/renew application.
How it Works?
Monthly emails are sent to contacts listed on the DSP application form to inform them of valuable resources for students, chairs, and faculty. When your department is getting near time to renew, you will receive an email from the membership department that requests your interest in joining/renewing your DSP partnership. Your DSP dues package will include your department's AnthroGuide listing rate. All DSP partnerships run for one-year based on date of purchase.
How to manage your DSP Partnership
We've tried to make managing your DSP partnership easy. If you are joining DSP for the first time, you will need to complete the join application. Renewing partners should complete the renewal application.
Once the application is received, we will email an invoice within 24-48 hours (unless its a Friday, then it will be on the next business day). The individual(s) who's listed as the primary contact and/or chair will have access to the department profile to apply payment and to edit their AnthroGuide listing. Information about how to manage both your DSP and AnthroGuide listings will be provided once payment is confirmed.
Active DSP Partners
We are grateful for the departments that have been able to partner with the AAA in support of its mission. You can view the most active list of Department Partners via their "official DSP badge" in the AnthroGuide directory.
- PhD Programs: $995
- Masters Programs: $495
- Bachelors Programs: $295*
- Affiliated Institutions/Museums: $295*
*Although the AnthroGuide is a benefit of being a DSP Partner, Bachelors Programs, Affiliated Institutions/Museums, and Field Schools are exceptions who may list in the AnthroGuide complimentarily without being DSP Partners. You can indicate this on the DSP join/renew application.
Note: International schools (outside of the United States and its territories, and Canada) receive a 50% discount on all dues packages. You can indicate this on the DSP join/renew application.
The following institutions may join the DSP Partnership community complimentary:
- Community Colleges
- Minors Only Programs
- HBCUs and Tribal Colleges
Note: The DSP Partnership package rates assumes your institution's highest anthropology related degree offered.