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GSA headquarters is in an one-of-a-kind building with geologically interesting architecture. It houses a collection of rocks, minerals, and other specimens donated over the past 125 years. Stop by & visit next time you're in Boulder.

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Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America® provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

The Society's growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.

Our Vision Our Mission

To be the premier geological society supporting the global community in scientific discovery, communication, and application of geoscience knowledge.

To advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession.

GSA's Commitment to Diversity

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. The GSA affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and will continue to develop its diverse base. The GSA is dedicated to maintaining an organizational climate where differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds, and needs are fostered with opportunities for members from divergent experiences to participate and contribute. The GSA recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making and leadership. Therefore, GSA strongly encourages participation in any GSA activity of all its members regardless of race, sex, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or disability and will undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that its activities are open to all. (adopted 2 Dec. 2004)

Read GSA's Official Position Statement on Diversity in the Geosciences Community.

Every year at our annual and section meetings, there are sessions and events that explicitly or implicitly underscore opportunity, diversity, and civil rights. Read President John Geissman’s letter to the Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding the 2012 same-sex marriage ban by the North Carolina State Legislature.

Global Geoscience Initiative

IYPE Ends, GGI Begins
Once activities associated with the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) came to an end, GSA, AGI, the Geological Society of London, and the British Geological Survey, along with other members of the IYPE board and several earth science institutions, began exploring the idea of a Global Geoscience Initiative (GGI) in order to extend the success and spirit of the IYPE. The proposed GGI will have global scientific significance and clear societal goals.
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