Participation

Purpose of Participation Requirements

  1. To encourage active participation in our Beta Alpha Psi chapter.
  2. To determine which members are eligible to attend the regional meeting in the spring and the annual meeting in the summer.
  3. To identify which members are eligible for participation awards and recognition at the Initiation Banquet.
  4. To identify members eligible for the Beta Alpha Psi scholarship (“Good Standing”)
  5. To collectively achieve Superior Chapter status.
BAP members volunteering

BAP Participation System

Members and candidates in good standing are allowed to use BAP on their resume, are eligible to attend the regional or annual conference and are also eligible to receive a BAP scholarship. Keep in mind that the good standing list for each semester is provided to SoBA faculty.

BAP is a lifelong commitment. Joining BAP is not a one-semester deal, and you will be expected to participate in BAP throughout the remainder of your undergraduate career. You may choose to participate as a graduate student, or you can choose to be an alumnus once becoming a graduate student, which entails no participation requirements.

Earning Superior Status is an additional designation for which each candidate and member should strive.

See the Participation Activity List and the Calendar of Events in Moodle to earn hours.

Good Standing and Superior Standing

Good Standing

18 Total Service and Professional Hours (in addition to paying on time, meeting academic standards, & representing BAP in a professional manner).

  1. Service Hours = 7 hours minimum
    • Highway Clean-Up (2-3 hours)
    • At least one ACTG 201/202 Help Session (2 hours)
    • 3 more hours chosen from:
      • POV (1.5 hours)
      • Additional ACTG 201/202 Help Sessions
      • Big Brothers Big Sisters (2 hours)
      • Outside service (up to 5 hours per year can count towards service hours)
  2. Professional Hours = 7 hours minimum
    • Attend at least five BAP Professional Events (each 1 hour), chosen from:
      • BAP All-Member Meetings (excluding the first informational meeting)
      • Spring Splash
      • Initiation Banquet
      • Finance Opportunity Night
    • Attend two Career Development activities (2 hours)
    • Outside professional: Technology Opportunity Night; other (up to 5 hours per year can count towards professional hours)
  3. Additional hours from any category = 4 hours minimum (service or professional)

Superior Standing

22 Total Service and Professional Hours (in addition to paying on time, meeting academic standards, & representing BAP in a professional manner).

  1. Service Hours = 7 hours minimum
    • Highway Clean-Up (2-3 hours)
    • At least one ACTG 201/202 Help Session (2 hours)
    • 3 more hours chosen from:
      • POV (1.5 hours)
      • Additional ACTG 201/202 Help Sessions
      • Big Brothers Big Sisters (2 hours)
      • Outside service (up to 5 hours per year can count towards service hours)
  2. Professional Hours = 7 hours minimum
    • Attend at least five BAP Professional Events (each 1 hour), chosen from:
      • BAP All-Member Meetings (excluding the first informational meeting)
      • Spring Splash
      • Initiation Banquet
      • Finance Opportunity Night
    • Attend two Career Development activities (2 hours)
    • Outside professional: Technology Opportunity Night; other (up to 5 hours per year can count towards professional hours)
  3. Additional hours from any category = 8 hours minimum (service or professional)