The SSS promotes Slovene studies by organizing meetings and conferences, supporting young scholars, and publishing scholarly works. View the contents of the journal Slovene Studies, 1973-2015, hosted by the Univ. of Washington.
Founded in 1973 to promote Slovene studies in the United States and Canada, the Society for Slovene Studies has grown into an internationally recognized association with members across the world.
The SSS awards the Joseph Velikonja prize ($1000) annually for the best essay in any discipline written by an undergraduate on a topic in Slovene studies.
The Rado L. Lencek prize ($1000) is given for the best essay by a graduate student on a topic in Slovene studies.
Society membership is open to all persons with an interest in any aspect of Slovene studies; to students of Slovene language, culture, history, or other fields; and to those interested in sustaining the scholarly activities of the society. Student members pay lower dues.