Requirements


Pledge Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to successfully pledge the Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi:

  1. Must be enrolled in or have completed AIS 301 (or equivalent) AND must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all accounting courses taken

  2. Apply via the madisonbap.com website.

  3. Pay pledge dues of $95.00. Dues must be paid by the date of the second professional meeting. Pledge dues can be paid in three ways: by check (payable to Beta Alpha Psi), by credit/debit card, or online. Pledges who do not pay by this date will be dropped from the pledge class and may re-pledge the following semester, if they qualify.

  4. Attend all three pledge social events, all four professional meetings and elections during their pledge semester. Once they have satisfied the requirements, pledges are required to attend initiation ceremony, held in the following semester.

  5. Pledges must attend at least one general member social event in addition to the pledge socials.

  6. Complete eight hours of community service, five of which must be Beta-sponsored. There are several opportunities to satisfy this requirement; they will be discussed at the information session and each professional meeting.

More specific information regarding the pledge semester can be found in the Pledge Packet (Fall 2019).


Member Requirements

The Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi recognizes two different levels of membership: 

Member in Good Standing

  1. Attend at least two Beta Alpha Psi Professional Meetings,

  2. Pay dues of $40.00 on time,

  3. Must attend one social event during the semester,

  4.  The member must attend elections,

    • If the member is unable to attend elections for a valid reason (as judged by the President and Vice President), the member is permitted to complete two hours of community service in place of this requirement.

  5. Complete at least four community service hours during the semester, two of which must be for a Beta-sponsored community service event.

Superior Member

  1. Resident Student Member

    • The first option for achieving “Superior Member “ status:

      • The member must attend at least three Beta Alpha Psi Professional Meetings,

      • The member must pay their dues on time ($40.00),

      • The member must complete at least six hours of community service throughout the semester, two of which must be from a Beta Alpha Psi-sponsored community service event,

      • The member must attend elections,

      • The member must attend at least one Beta Alpha Psi social event

    • The second option for achieving “Superior Member” status:

      • The member must attend at least two Beta Alpha Psi Professional Meetings,

      • The member must serve on a Beta Alpha Psi committee,

      • The member must pay their dues on time ($40.00),

      • The member must complete at least six hours of community service throughout the semester, two of which must be from a Beta Alpha Psi-sponsored community service event,

      • The member must attend elections,

      • The member must attend at least one Beta Alpha Psi social event

  2. Non-Resident Student Member:

    • A non-resident student member is a member who will participate in one of the following during the semester:

      • An internship,

      • A work opportunity outside of Dane County,

      • An opportunity to study at another institution.

    • A non-resident student member may achieve “Superior Member” status if the member previously qualified for “Superior Member” status and notified the Executive Committee, in writing, at the beginning of the semester of their intent to become a non-resident student member.