Beta Alpha Psi



Meetings are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in B&E Room 459.

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional organization comprised of honor students concentrating in accounting, finance, and/or information systems. The primary objective of this organization 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.





2015-2016 Pledge, Initiate and Member Requirements

FIRST (PLEDGE) SEMESTER – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Attend a minimum of 8 hours of Chapter sponsored professional activities.
  • Perform a minimum of 8 hours of Chapter sponsored service activities.
  • Serve as a BLRC tutor for at least 2 hours (applies toward requirement 2 above).
  • Have declared major of accounting, finance or management information systems.
  • Complete at least 6 credit hours of upper level courses at WVU (i.e., courses numbered 300 and above) in your major by the end of the semester.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed upper level courses in your major.*
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed courses in your major.*
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed courses (i.e., overall GPA).*
  • Pay a one-time, non-refundable pledge fee of $100. Attendance at the end of semester banquet is included and is mandatory to progress to candidate. ($55 of this fee goes directly to BAP National).

* GPAs are based on all courses completed at the end of the pledge semester.

SECOND (CANDIDATE) SEMESTER – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Successfully completed first (pledge) semester to progress to candidate.
  • Fulfill requirements 1 – 4 again during the second (candidate) semester.
  • Pay a one-time, non-refundable $50 initiation fee (attendance at the end of semester banquet included and mandatory to be initiated).
  • Attend the Initiation Banquet to progress to member.

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS (MPA, MSF or MBA)

  • Fulfill requirements 1 – 4 above during the first (graduate) semester.
  • Pay a one-time, non-refundable $50 initiation fee (attendance at the end of semester banquet is included and is mandatory to be initiated).
  • Attend the Initiation Banquet to progress to member.

CONTINUING MEMBERS

Each semester following induction, members must continue to fulfill requirements 1 – 4 above and pay a $45 fee (attendance at the end of semester banquet included).


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Tutoring

All members must be involved in providing tutoring within the BLRC. This allows Beta Alpha Psi members to be directly involved in improving those students that will be following in our footsteps. Our tutoring program has helped hundreds of students succeed and will continue to do so for many years to come.


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Life After Beta Alpha Psi

Alumni of Beta Alpha Psi look back on their experience as members and remember how beneficial the organization was to their academic and professional careers. BAP activities provided the foundation for strong professional networks and lasting friendships, and gave crucial guidance and preparation for the transition from student to professional.

Former members recognize that these valuable benefits came as a result of alumni involvement: when those that came before were willing to give back to the organization by supporting the chapter of their alma mater, chapters near to their place of work, and by contributing to regional and national meetings.

Continued involvement in BAP as an alumnus will provide you with the opportunity to connect with the best and brightest of the upcoming generation of financial information professionals. You will be able to provide valuable advice to students that look to you as a role model, and give back to an organization that contributed greatly to your own career.


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Contact

President Drew Wooldridge
Vice President Nathan Turley
Secretary Jamie Rowell
Treasurer Trevor Leh
VP of Community Service Emily Tolan
VP of Outreach Francesca Rollo
VP of Membership Marissa McClain
VP of Social Media Jesse Paluzzi
Faculty Advisor Megan McBride-Schaupp


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