PSSC’s member-organizations serve as the Council’s core network for promoting and carrying out its programs and activities in colleges and universities across the country and among other sectors of Philippine society. The task of advancing the Philippine social sciences rests principally with PSSC’s member-disciplines and its network of associate members. PSSC provides the venue and offers opportunities for its network of members to meet and connect, learn about and support one another’s initiatives, and collaborate on joint endeavours.
Membership at PSSC is disciplinal or associational, and not individual. Regular members include professional social science associations/societies representing the disciplines of anthropology, communication, demography, economics, geography, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology population and statistics. The PSSC may admit more than one society, association, or organization for each of the disciplines mentioned. Other domains of knowledge may also be considered for membership upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees and approval of the General Assembly.
Meanwhile, Associate members include academic or research and training institutions or centers doing related work in the social sciences, and social development organisations.