Academic - Business Honor Societies


Beta Alpha Psi is a National Accounting Honor Society described as the following: "As the premier Accounting and business information fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction between students, faculty, business professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct." Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Accounting, Finance, and Management Information Systems (MIS) students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. In 2006, there were 263 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. - Beta Alpha Psi National Office


Constitution / Tier

File BAPConstitutionandBylawsApril112017.doc
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 21
ISU Members 0
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Students whom meet the requirements below.
Allowed Officers Members and pledges in good standing.
Membership Qualifications Must have completed 45 college credits with 1 upper level Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems course completed beyond the business core classes. Must have a cumulative grade point of 3.00. Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA. Review member/pledge requirements.
Membership Restrictions Must be an Accounting, Finance, Analytics, or Management Information Systems major.
Elections/Selection Each semester an election is held for executive board positions.
Meetings Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:20pm from start of fall semester until Meet the Firms, then every Tuesday evening at 5:20pm until the end of the spring semester.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Meetings with professional companies, such as KPMG, John Deere, HNI, Becker, and many more. These companies discuss tips on recruiting, resume-building, how to land a job/internship, and what a typical day on the job looks like for these companies. We also host community service projects, such as Project Linus and craft-building for children who have been hospitalized due to chronic illness.

Description of Special Events

Special events include tours of local companies, such as Workiva and ISU's Athletic center. We also host an event called "Platinum Sponsor" in which we have BAP members and our top-sponsored companies spend a fun evening bowling and mingling at Perfect Games. Our biggest event of the year is our pre-career fair event Meet the Firms, where companies come to ISU's campus to recruit for their open internship and full-time positions. At the end of every semester we host an end-of-the-semester banquet where we recognize our highly-participating members, graduating members, and initiated members.