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Membership

Membership in Beta Alpha Psi includes those persons of good moral character who have achieved scholastic and/or professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance, or information systems, who have been initiated by an existing chapter and who remain in good standing.

There are three classifications for membership. Pledges are 1st Quarter Students, and 2nd and 3rd Quarter Students are considered Initiates. After a student's 3rd Quarter, if they are in good standing and are active in the chapter they will be invited to an initiation ceremony and become fully inducted. Fully inducted members pay a reduced rate for the remainder of their membership.

When to Join

Joining Beta Alpha Psi requires qualifying candidates meet the eligibility requirements, and pay their dues in a timely manner. The quarterly dues deadline is typically 3 weeks after the start of the quarter. Late dues will not be accepted without the approval of the Treasurer. Please contact the Treasurer if you have concerns about paying your dues before the deadline. The deadline will be posted in the quarterly Schedule of Activities.

Dues Requirement

Pledges (1st Quarter Students), Initiates (2nd and 3rd Quarter Students) and Members (Fully Initiated Members serving at least 3 quarters) are all required to pay quarterly dues.

1st Quarter Rate- $55.00

2nd Quarter Rate- $40.00

3rd Quarter Rate- $40.00

Full Member Rate- $25.00

Benefits of Membership

Members are allowed access to all Beta Alpha Psi events, meetings, and activities. An immediate benefit to membership is usually preferential status in regards to the Spring and Fall Scholarship Awards Committee.

Eligibility

The following is a copy of our Chapter-By-Laws, which govern our acceptance of applicants:

ARTICLE IV - PLEDGE STATUS

Section 1. Degree seeking undergraduate students and non-degree post-baccalaureate students at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for election to Pledge status after they, at a minimum;

a. have declared a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems);

b. have completed at least one year of collegiate courses (30+ semester hours or equivalent), and

c. have attained a cumulative grade average of an least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or the equivalent

Section 2. Individuals may continue as Pledges so long as they remain active in their chapter. Pledges may remain Pledges until the first semester of association with Beta Alpha Psi after they have completed two years of collegiate courses and at least one upper level course in accounting, finance, or information systems beyond the business core. At that point they must have satisfied all the requirements for membership and be initiated or be dropped as a Pledge. Pledges will cease to be classified as pledges when they no longer have a declared area of concentration in accounting, finance, or information systems.

ARTICLE V - ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP

Membership in Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction among students, faculty, and professionals. Since the value of membership in Beta Alpha Psi is based on a member's participation in the Fraternity, pledges and members of Beta Alpha Psi should be active participants in the activities of the organization.

Section 1. Degree seeking undergraduate students and non-degree Post-Baccalaureate students at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for election to membership after they:

a. have declared a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems;

b. have completed, in addition to two years of collegiate courses, at least one upper level course beyond the business core (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution);

c. 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

1. have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0, or

2. have achieved a rank within the top 35% of their university class, or

3. have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recently completed 30 semester hours;

Section 2. Degree seeking graduate students (e.g., MPA, MACC, MBA, MS, PhD, etc.) at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for membership if they are majoring, concentrating , or have a stated interest in accounting, finance or information systems.

 
   
 
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