Since its inception in 1979, the Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) has aimed for tripartite representation in its
governance and its activities, among academia, business and government.
is an open and democratic organization dealing with environmental sciences and operating in a broad social context, reflecting the needs of the
environment and people and their interactions.
The membership of SETAC consists of Members, Associate Members,
Senior Active Members, Emeritus Members, Student Members, Recent Graduate
Members, Sustaining/Affiliate Members, and Global Partner/Global Affiliate
Members as defined in the SETAC Constitution and By-Laws. Members, Emeritus Members,
Associate Members, and Senior Active Members constitute the voting membership
of the Society; Members and Emeritus Members may hold office within SETAC. Members
are qualified professionals who share the stated purpose of the Society and who
have education, research or applied experience in environmental sciences,
education and management.
affairs of the Society are managed by the membership through the SETAC World Council
(SWC). The SWC consists of 15 voting representatives with the goal of equal representation
from government, business and academia. The SWC includes proportional representation
from each Geographic Unit (GU), as defined in the By-Laws.
Members belong to SETAC and are represented and administered by the Geographic
Unit in which they reside. Geographic Units may be further subdivided into
Regional Chapters or Branches at the discretion of the governing body of the