As adopted by the ESA Governing Board in July 2009, the Society's mission statement is:
The Entomological Society of America promotes opportunities for entomologists and enables them to share their science globally.
As adopted by the ESA Governing Board in July 2009, the Society's outcome statement is:
1. To ensure long-term sustainability by maintaining a financially strong, responsible, and accountable Society.
2. To increase the diversity and satisfaction of members and customers as well as the value provided to them.
3. To provide the infrastructure and resources necessary for the growth of the society.