General

Employers of accounting, finance and information systems students are familiar with Beta Alpha Psi and its activities.  It is understood that Beta Alpha Psi represents excellence and that its activities are designed to supplement a student’s education.

Because of this, Beta Alpha Psi can be a great tool in developing your professional network. Not only can members grow strong friendships and professional relationships with other members, but also our meetings encourage the building of relationships with professionals in the workforce. Our professional meetings include top companies from the top accounting agencies and corporations.  Our meetings are designed around current topics that are important to our members. Potential employers know that when they see Beta Alpha Psi on a resume, they are getting the best!

Additional benefits of joining:

  • Candidates/Members will gain exposure to the most prestigious financial firms including the Big 4.
  • There will be many opportunities to network with some of the brightest peers in the Robinson School of Business.
  • Leadership skills will be gained as candidates are encouraged to serve as a committee chair which include various roles.
  • Learn about employment opportunities that are exclusive to Beta Alpha Psi
  • There will also be a lot of fun activities to part-take including community services and our superior dinner at the end of the semester.

Meetings are held on mondays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. See schedule for other events and activities.

Our meetings are to benefit our members through networking with firm professionals and fellowship with other members, therefore, to attend our meetings, an individual should be a candidate or member.

Candidates are required to pay $80.00 to join in addition to raising a minimum of $50.00 in donation for the Global Impact Project.

Business Professional Attire:

Men and Women

  • Conservative two-piece matching business suit (black, gray, navy, or beige)
  • Conservative LONG-SLEEVED, collared shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
  • Tailored pantsuits are acceptable
  • Clean, polished conservative shoes
  • Clean, well-groomed hair style
  • Clean trimmed fingernails
  • Lightweight briefcase or portfolio case
  • No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc.) or tattoos
  • Minimal or preferably no cologne or perfume
  • Empty pockets—no bulges or jingling
  • No gum, candy, cigarettes, beepers, or cellular phones that may distract
Men
  • Necktie should have a conservative pattern and end mid-belt
  • Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)—no loafers
  • Dark socks with matching color belt (black is best)
  • Short hair always fares best in interviews
  • Beards and mustaches are a possible negative, but if you must, make it neat and trimmed
  • No rings other than college and wedding ring
  • No earrings (if you normally wear one or more, take it/them out)

Women

  •  Knee-length skirts are best; tailored pantsuits are acceptable
  • Sensible low-heeled dress shoes (no high heels or sandals)
  • Conservative hosiery at or near skin color
  • No more than one ring on each hand
  • Only one set of conservative non-dangling earrings
  • Minimal makeup; it should not call attention to itself
  • If you wear nail polish (not required), use a clear or conservative color
  • Pull long hair back from the face with a clasp at the neck
  • No purses of any size; carry a briefcase or portfolio instead
  • No sandals.
Business Casual Attire

Men

  •  Dress slacks, cotton chinos or khakis (pressed)
  • High-quality crew-neck or turtleneck sweaters
  • Long-sleeved sport shirts (tie is not necessary)
  • A blazer or sport coat, usually navy or black (optional)
  • Dress leather belt
  • Patterned or colored socks in a heavier knit than dress socks
  • Loafers or other shined shoes that bridge the gap between casual and dress

Women

  • A twin sweater set in neutral colors, cotton buttondown shirts in solids and stripes, mix-and-match knit separates, wool turtlenecks, tailored blouse or a lightweight wool blazer (optional)
  • Skirt or slacks in a neutral color
  • A tailored pantsuit or a tailored dress with sleeves or jacket
  • Casual, low-heeled shoes or flats, no sandals

Candidates and Members

As a member of Beta Alpha Psi, there are several opportunities in which you can serve in a leadership position after you complete a semester of candidacy.  Our leadership team consists our chapter officers: President; Executive Vice President; and Vice Presidents of Treasury, Reporting, Events, Operations, Activities, Service, and Proctoring; as well as Committee Chairs.

Prior to becoming a member, candidates are required to serve on a committee organized by a Committee Chair.  The Committee Chairs are either returning members or outstanding candidates who volunteer for the position and oversee a committee with the assistance of a Vice President.

In order to hold an officer position, you must have successfully completed one semester of candidacy in Beta Alpha Psi.  Our leadership team nominates outstanding members for positions and then those members that accept nominations will be voted upon.

If you are interested in serving on our leadership team, please complete our Leadership Application Form found on the form section of this website.

These are the requirements as stated in the BAP Bylaws where grade is concerned:

  • have attained a cumulative grade average in upper level courses, in their declared area of concentration, beyond the business core of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or the equivalent; and
  • have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0, or have achieved a rank within the top 35% of their university class, or have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recently completed 30 semester hours;
  • Or have attained an honors distinction utilized by their institution deemed to be equivalent to the above by the BAP Board of Directors

Candidates can join with pending grades, however, membership will be determined if grades have been satisfied or not.

Each candidate and member must attend at least 2 service events per semester, equivalent to 6 hours.  Usually, you have the option to select which events you want to participate in.  If by any chance you cannot make it to an event that you registered for, contact the VP of Service immediately at service.bapgsu@gmail.com.   You may have the option to participate in another service event to make up for the absence.

Notify the VP of Proctoring immediately if you must miss the event. You may have the option to participate in another event to make up for the absence if you contact the VP of Proctoring at least 24 hours prior to the event.

When the doors have closed to begin a meeting you will NOT be admitted to the meeting.  All participants are expected to remain for the entire meeting unless there is an emergency.  This is to respect our sponsoring speakers and show our professionalism.  You will also not be given credit for any meeting that you leave early.

consultation_icon Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the VP of Membership:

membership.bapgsu@gmail.com