The local chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has won "Superior Chapter" status every year beginning with the 1989-1990 academic year. As a result of this achievement the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation awards a scholarship each year to members of the chapter.

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for financial information professionals. The primary objective of the fraternity 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 and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Activities include speeches and panel discussions by students, faculty, and professionals; field trips; business meetings; and a wide variety of professional, social, and service activities. Employers of accounting students are familiar with Beta Alpha Psi and its activities. Beta Alpha Psi represents excellence, and its activities will supplement your education.

Membership by invitation. Beta Alpha Psi is open to accounting, finance, and information systems majors. You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 in major and 3.3 overall and have completed two courses beyond core principles. Members include students, faculty, and professionals.


Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. By 2000, there were more than 230 chapters on college campuses with more than 200,000 members initiated since the fraternity's formation.

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