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Welcome to Beta Alpha Psi @ Western Illinois University

Awarded Superior Chapter for 25 years straight!

Beta Alpha Psi is the national honors 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
  • Encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility

Our Mission Statement

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi 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.

Achievements

  • Awarded Superior Chapter for 25 years straight.
  • KPMG Gold Challenge - 2009 Winners in which members were asked to create a video detailing the ways in which our chapter exceeds superior chapter qualities.
  • Co-hosted the 2010 Midwest Regional Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Two students attended the 2013 BAP National Meeting and Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA. At the event, member Quinten Frankel competed in Project Run With It.

Beta Alpha Psi Events

BAP Golf Outing

The annual Golf Outing is a great opportunity to build relationships with peers and professionals.

Angel Tree

Members participate in the Angel Tree Project for area counties. The Angel Tree Project Provides Christmas gifts to local foster care children. Families provide a wish list for each child. BAP then advertises the Angel Tree Program across the WIU campus in order to attract donations for the program.

Accounting Challenge

The Accounting Challenge is a program that tests high school student’s accounting skills. High school students from the west central Illinois region were invited to demonstrate their accounting knowledge by taking an exam.

Meet the Firms

Beta Alpha Psi sponsors an annual "Meet the Firms" career fair.

Learn more about our events.

Contact

Officers

  • President: Kelsey Korsmeyer, kn-korsmeyer@wiu.edu
  • VP of Programs: Kacey Swainey, kl-swainey@wiu.edu
  • Recording Administrator: Nick Andress, np-andress@wiu.edu
  • Reporting Administrator: Taylor Elder, tm-elder@wiu.edu
  • Treasurer: Erich Schueler, er-schueler@wiu.edu
  • Director of Alumni Relations: Quinten Frankel, qa-frankel@wiu.edu

Advisor

Cheryl Westen, ca-westen@wiu.edu
Stipes Hall 431I
(309) 298-1023

Beta Alpha Psi Newsletters

Visit the National BAP website

Requirements to Join

  1. Have declared a major in accounting, finance or information systems decision sciences.
  2. Have completed, in additional to two years of collegiate business and nonbusiness courses, at least one upper level accounting, finance or information management course (for transfer students the most recent qualifying course must be a Western Illinois University or another AACSB institution).
  3. Have attained a cumulative grade average in upper level major courses of at least 3.0 and have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0.
  4. In order to fully benefit from Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) activities, students seeking to be BAP candidates must declare their candidacy when they have at least the equivalent of one academic year (two semesters) remaining prior to graduation.

Required Membership Activities

Year Long

  • Tutor Lab
  • Business Meetings
  • Presentation Attendance
  • Committee

Spring 2014

  • BAP Golf Outing
  • Accounting Challenge
  • Social
  • Initiation
  • Updated Resume Submission
  • Candidate/Member Q & A
  • I Bonus Activity

Fall 2014

  • Meet the Firms
  • CBT Week Participation
  • Social
  • Initiation
  • Updated Resume Submission
  • Candidate/Member Q & A
  • I Bonus Activity
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