Can I Join?

To be eligible to join the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, you must meet the following conditions.

  • A student at UW-Eau Claire majoring in Accounting
  • Have completed Accounting 301 (Intermediate Accounting I)
  • GPA above 3.0 OR a GPA above 3.25 over the past 25 credits
  • GPA above 3.0 in all upper level accounting courses
  • Be in the top 35% of your class

I Meet those Requirements, What's Next?

If you meet the above requirements, you are eligible to join the National Accounting Fraternity. The next step is to pledge the fraternity. To become a member a pledge must perform the following tasks.

  • Attend the pledge meeting
  • Follow all hour requirements of a Beta Alpha Psi Member
  • Participate in other Beta Alpha Psi activities including socials, company tours, regular meetings, and dinners
  • Pay a one-time fee of $85
  • Attend the Beta Alpha Psi initiation ceremony

So what does Membership do for me?

There are many benefits for joining Beta Alpha Psi. Just a few are listed below:

  • Resume building - Beta Alpha Psi is recognized by any accounting recruiters
  • Professional networking - The Zeta Omicron chapter gives members outstanding opportunities to meet recruiters from public accounting and industry
  • Educational networking - Students and faculty participate in many Beta Alpha Psi events allowing you to meet more accounting students and see your professors on a social level
  • Fun and rewarding activities - The Zeta Omicron chapter provides members with many different fun, educational, and community service activities

I have some Questions. Who should I Talk to?

If you have questions about the organization, your eligibility for membership, or just want to know more, please contact any Beta Alpha Psi officer.

Beta Alpha Psi maintains an Hours system for all chapters. This Hours system requires all chapters to perform different activities to remain in good standing.  All members are required to perform 20 hours of work under the Beta Alpha Psi name.  These consist of Professional and Service Hours.

Pledge Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 hours of BAP-sponsored professional activity
  • Minimum 5 hours of BAP-sponsored service activity
  • Minimum grand total of 15 BAP-sponsored hours (5 hours from either category)

Professional Activity

Any event where there is a professional speaker or social activities with professionals attending.

Examples of ways to complete these hours:

  • Student Accounting Society/Beta Alpha Psi general meetings
  • Accounting Seminar
  • Accounting Professionals Dinner
  • Speaking at a high school to promote the profession/major on behalf of BAP
  • Interviews (including mock interviews)
  • Career Conference/Internship Mania (any career fair)

Service Activity

Any service provided to the community or the campus during the semester.

Examples of ways to complete these hours:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)
  • Accounting Lab Tutor
  • Personal tutor for any student, including CVTC students
  • Financial Literacy Intervention Program (FLIP)
  • Special Olympics
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Blood drive
  • Relay for Life

Pledging Members Form for Submitting Hours:

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