Sustaining Member

Sustaining membership is a long-term membership choice for those who wish to pledge their support to the technical communication profession by making a 15-year membership commitment. When you join as an STC Sustaining Member, you align yourself with the largest association created for technical communication professionals like you. Supporting STC and your professional development in this way means that you have a clear career path, you understand the professional support you will need to be successful, and you are eager to be involved with the ongoing development of your Society and its programs. Whether you are a tech comm student, new to the profession, or well established in your career path, everyone qualifies to be a Sustaining Member!

As a Sustaining Member, you will pay a one-time fee which will activate your STC membership for 15 years, saving you time, money, and resources! Each year, your membership will automatically renew and you'll never be impacted by membership rate increases. Should you decide to change any part of your membership (such as your community choices), just send an email to and STC staff will be happy to assist you.

Levels of Sustaining Membership

STC offers two levels of Sustaining membership, so you can find the benefits and price that work best for you.

Level I: Gold Sustaining Member

$5,000 (15.5% discount off the Gold member rate over 15 years)

Level II: P&A Sustaining Member

$2,500 (15.5% discount off the Professional & Academic member rate over 15 years)

To sign up as a Sustaining Member, please complete the form below. The Sustaining membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please contact STC’s Membership Department at +1 (703) 522-4114 or for with questions or for more details.

*membership benefits and categories may be subject to change over the 15-year Sustaining membership term.

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  • Use this application to sign up for a Sustaining Membership. STC's membership department will send an email with further information about your membership. Please email, or call +1 (703) 522-4114, if you have any questions.

  • Email address to receive STC membership information and a receipt for this transaction