- To contribute professional knowledge to the development and progress of Hong Kong society.
- To enhance communication among sociologists in Hong Kong, and to serve as a bridge between them and their counterparts in other regions.
- To promote sociological research in Chinese society in general and Hong Kong society in particular and,where necessary, to endeavour to provide publication outlets for such research.
- To facilitate teaching of sociology in Hong Kong.
- To furnish professional judgement on the standard and quality of sociological outputs.
- To raise community awareness of sociology in Hong Kong.