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The Wyoming Archaeological Society

Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists

Membership Options
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Prospective Member Information



Membership inquiries should be directed to WAPA Treasurer Jason Bogstie at wapapayments(at)gmail.com, or via US mail to:


Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists
ATTN: Jason Bogstie
Dept. 3431,1000 East University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Prospective members should submit a copy of their vita to Mr. Bogstie when applying for membership.  Also, please submit your respective dues payment when applying for membership (via PayPal or check).










WAPA offers six different memberships (Voting Member, Family Voting Member, Student Member, Honorary Member, Institutional Member, and Lifetime Voting Member):


Voting Member($30.00):  Qualifications for voting member are a minimum of a BA or BS in Anthropology or closely related discipline and a minimum 12 months full-time professional archaeological experience.  The Association Membership and Ethics Committee shall consider exceptions to these qualifications on a case-by-case basis.  Prospective members must have no breaches of the Association Code of Ethics.  An application, including submission of vitae and payment of annual dues ($30.00), must be submitted to the WAPA Vice-President, at which point acceptance by majority vote of the Association Membership and Ethics committee, after review of credentials, may be granted.  Rights and duties of a WAPA voting member include adherence to the Association Code of Ethics, the right to participate in Association activities, responsibility to pay dues as established in Section VI (1) of the Association by-laws, full voting rights in all Association business, eligibility to serve as an Association officer or member of any Association committee, and receipt of all Association publications.


Family Voting Member ($40.00):  Qualifications for each individual member of a legally recognized family are a minimum of a BA or BS in Anthropology or closely related discipline, and a minimum 12 months full-time professional archaeological experience.  The Association Membership and Ethics Committee shall consider exceptions to these qualifications on a case-by-case basis.  An application, including submission of vitae and payment of annual dues ($40.00), must be submitted to the WAPA Vice-President, at which point acceptance by majority vote of the Association Membership and Ethics committee, after review of credentials, may be granted.  Rights and duties of a WAPA family voting member include adherence to the Association Code of Ethics, the right to participate in Association activities, responsibility to pay dues as established in Section VI (1) of the Association by-laws, full voting rights in all Association business, eligibility to serve as an Association officer or member of any Association committee, and receipt of one copy of all Association publications.    


Student Member ($10.00):  Qualifications for student member are active participation in an academic degree program leading to a degree in Anthropology or a closely related discipline.  The Membership and Ethics committee shall consider exceptions to these qualifications on a case-by-case basis. Prospective members must provide an application, including submission of vitae and payment of annual dues ($10.00) to the WAPA Vice-President, at which point acceptance by majority vote of the Association Membership and Ethics committee, after review of credentials, may be granted.  Rights and duties of a WAPA student member include adherence to the Association Code of Ethics, the right to participate in Association activities, responsibility to pay dues as established in Section VI (1) of the Association by-laws, full voting rights in all Association business, eligibility to serve as an Association officer or member of any Association committee, and receipt of all Association publications.


Honorary Member: An honorary, non-voting membership can be awarded to non-members who make a significant contribution, which furthers the goals of the Association.  An honorary voting membership can be awarded to Association members who make a significant contribution, which furthers the goals of the Association.  Honorary voting and non-voting membership requires acceptance by the Membership and Ethics committee, or nomination at a regular meeting, followed by a 60 percent acceptance by the voting membership.  Rights and duties of a non-voting honorary member include all rights of voting members except voting on Association business, membership on committees, and serving as an Association officer.  Honorary voting members hold all rights and duties of voting members except  payment of dues established in accordance with Section VI (1) of the Association By-laws.


Institutional Member:  Institutional membership can be awarded to any organization wishing to house newsletters or any other Association publications in its library.  Prospective members can be awarded membership through acceptance by the Membership and Ethics committee, or nomination at a regular meeting, followed by a 60 percent acceptance by the voting membership.  Rights and duties of institutional members includes acceptance of the Association Code of Ethics and receipt of all Association publications except for subscription to the Association list serve.


Lifetime Voting Member ($600):  Individual or family voting members may purchase a lifetime voting membership for $600.  Lifetime voting members hold all the same rights and responsibilities as voting members, except for payment of annual dues.