Apply for or Renew Your Membership

Eligibility requirements

Persons eligible for membership in the GCSSEPM include anyone engaged in paleontologic, petrographic, or stratigraphic studies that have application to the geology of petroleum, or anyone who works or resides in the Gulf Coast province or whose interest or work is principally within these states. Membership, once obtained, will not depend on continued residence in the Gulf Coast states.

To apply or renew

To apply for or renew your membership and to pay by credit card, you must submit an online application that will be processed by our parent organization, SEPM. If you wish to pay by check and mail in the application form, download the form (PDF format). Mailing address is included on the form.

The Section now accepts payment by Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, or American Express®. Because of processing fees, credit card payments must be for 3-year, 5-year, or lifetime new and renewing memberships only. We will notify you of receipt of payment by e-mail. Single-year dues may still be paid by check. The cost to renew or join is $15 (1 year), $35 (3 years), $50 (5 years), or $300 (lifetime).