Create a stimulating intellectual and social environment for the most intelligent people.


Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity by encouraging research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence and by providing a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.

Core Values

Intelligence benefiting humanity: Demonstrated by the support of initiatives that advance the use of intelligence in solving problems and seizing opportunities.

Valuing ideas and individualism: Demonstrated by celebrating the power of differing views, admiration for independent thought, and appreciation of well-intentioned and informed criticism.

Intellectual integrity: Demonstrated by organizational dedication to ethical, truthful, and evidence-based decision making.

Connection: Demonstrated by commitment to providing opportunities for fellowship among a global community of common interests.

2020-2025 Strategic Priorities

Outreach — American Mensa has a strong, well-understood brand image that’s communicated through many marketing channels, attracting new members, and delivering ongoing membership growth.

Value — American Mensa provides excellent value for the dues our members pay. We deliver value by helping members form communities of common interest, offering great events, and delivering an attractive local group experience.

Diversification of Revenue Streams — American Mensa has a diversified revenue stream. This helps keep dues at a level that aligns with the value provided.

By achieving these strategic priorities, American Mensa will ensure a solid organization, both growing in total membership and solid financial health.