Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Academic - Business, Honor Societies

Description

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, and professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct." Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information 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 BAP Spring 2016 Meetings are at 5:10 on Tuesdays in Gerdin 1148

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File BAPConstitutionandBylawsApril112017.doc
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 32
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Students whom meet the requirements below.
Allowed Officers Members 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. Be in top 35% of class. Have a minimum of 3.00 GPA.
Membership Restrictions Must be an Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems major.
Elections/Selection Each semester an election is held for board positions.
Meetings Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:10 from start of Fall Semester until Meet the Firm, then every Tuesday evening at 5:10 pm until the end of 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 Spnosor" 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.