The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association. It is now the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. It is a dynamic, diverse multi-generational membership organization that works to sustain and advance the field of classics and the people involved in it. The Society fosters programs to reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching, improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers, increase communication with audiences beyond its membership, meet the scholarly the needs of the profession, and coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base.
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