SASS is an association of scholars and others interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
1. The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
2. The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
3. The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.