Why Should I Join Mensa?
There are many intelligent reasons to join Mensa. Whether
you actively attend Mensa meetings, or simply relish the intellectual
stimulation that membership promotes, you'll find the benefits
of Mensa membership to be numerous indeed. Also See: How to Join
Does Mensa Provide Intellectual Stimulation?
Think-two-three, think-two-three! Mensa provides intriguing
ways to flex your mental muscles. You'll find intellectual resources
in national magazines, in local newsletters, and at annual and
Whatever your passion, there's almost certain to be a Special
Interest Group (SIG) filled with other Mensans who share it! Mensa
offers many SIGs. Along the way you'll find microbiology, and
systems analysis, but you'll also find Sherlock Holmes, chocolate
and Star Trek. There's the expected: biochemistry, space science,
economics -- and the unexpected: poker, roller-skating, scuba
diving, UFOs and witchcraft. There are SIGs for astronomy, internet,
investments, etc. And any Mensan who can't find a SIG to join
can easily start one.
Does Mensa Provide Social Interaction?
Mensa meetings are anything but dull! Local groups meet at
least monthly... for dinner and drinks on a Friday night, get-togethers
featuring a speaker, or a lively, freewheeling discussion. All
with fellow members who share your intellectual interests. Some
groups have special get-togethers or activities throughout the
month. Others, especially the larger groups, have events on practically
every day. Of course, participation in local group activities
is always entirely at your option. There's also widely attended
annual conventions offering workshops, seminars, and parties.
Plus, numerous regional gatherings are held each year, offering
social and intellectual excitement.
What Publications Come With Mensa Membership?
You will receive your national magazine with the interesting
and thought-provoking section "International Journal,"
which contain views and information about Mensa, as well as contributions
by Mensans on a wide variety of subjects.
In some countries you will get lively local newsletters informing
members of local activities and events, and other items of interest
and announcements of special interest.
"Isolated M" is a popular and informative newsletter
sent to those members who are geographically or otherwise isolated.
It is available at nominal cost to any member.
Publication information is also available for specific National
What Other Benefits Does Mensa Offer?
Mensa sponsors a members-only credit card and insurance program
in some countries. There's also a program that aids traveling
Can Mensa Help My Community?
Mensa members find opportunities to contribute to the betterment
of society through volunteer activities within their communities.
Many Mensa groups offer scholarships for gifted students. The
Gifted Children Resource Program compiles and provides information
for gifted children at the national and local levels.