Beta Alpha Psi

Purpose

The primary objective of our 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.

Events

  • Bowling Social (Recruiting event for accounting students looking for internships or full time positions)
  • Boo at the Zoo (Service event at the Akron Zoo during Halloween season)

Eligibility

Undergraduate and Graduate academic requirements to become a candidate:
  • Declared a major of accounting, finance, or information systems
  • Have completed 64 credit hours of collegiate courses
  • Have completed at least one upper level course within your declared major. 300 level or above (i.e. If you are an Accounting major, you must have a 300 level accounting course completed. If instead you are a Finance major, you must have a 300 level finance course completed.)
  • Have obtained a cumulative GPA in upper level classes within their declared area of concentration beyond the business core (300 level and above) of 3.0* or better, where A is equal to 4.0 (i.e. If you are an Accounting major, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA within your 300 above level courses)
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0* or above; or have a grade point average of 3.25* or above in the recent 30 semester hours of course work completed
  • In addition to the above, transfer students must have completed six hours of courses in their declared area of concentration at The University of Akron. The overall grade point average for transfer students will include courses taken at another institution and
  • Candidates must declare their candidacy when they have at least the equivalent of one academic year (two semesters) remaining prior to graduation.
  • * The grade point averages will include both the original and the repeat grades on courses repeated for a change of grade.  Candidate Requirements to be inducted into Beta Alpha Psi Throughout the semester, Beta Alpha Psi members must attend meetings, service events, and fundraising activities. Each of these activities is assigned a point value. You must accumulate 20 points total in your participation between all activities. Candidates must meet all requirements in ONE semester in order to be inducted in that semester. Application and New Member dues must be handed in by the deadline
Notable Alumni: H. Peter Burg, Former-CEO, First Energy
Background Information about the Organization: Nationally Chartered in 1967
Awards Received: Superior Chapter Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Current Officers:

  • Jake Davis - President, Email: bap.ua.pres@gmail.com
  • Zack Powers - VP of Coordination, Email: bap.ua.coord@gmail.com
  • Alexis Burch - VP of Administration, Email: bap.ua.adm@gmail.com
  • Samuel Smith - VP of Finance, Email: bap.ua.fin@gmail.com
  • Danielle Hickman - VP of Alumni Affairs, Email: bap.ua.alum@gmail.com