Seattle Pacific University     School of Business, Government, and Economics           

Lambda Upsilon Chapter

Beta Alpha Psi


Seattle Pacific University






What is the Beta Alpha Psi?

BETA ALPHA PSI is a national honorary organization for Accounting, Finance and Information Systems 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.

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. Currently, there are over 280 active chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.


Membership in Beta Alpha Psi includes those persons of good moral character who have achieved scholastic and/or professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance, or information systems, who have been initiated by an existing chapter and who remain in good standing.

Minimum scholastic requirements for undergraduate membership are set forth in the by-laws. Graduate student initiates must have been accepted and matriculated into a master’s degree level program.


The Board establishes a program for chapter activities to serve as a guide and incentive for chapter competition. The goal of chapter activities is to involve all members fully in chapter affairs. SUCCESSFUL CHAPTER OPERATION REQUIRES PARTICIPATION BY MOST MEMBERS IN ATTENDING MEETINGS, SERVING ON COMMITTEES, PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES, AND STRIVING FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

All chapters are evaluated annually on their service to members, campus, community, and profession. Superior chapters are recognized each year at the Beta Alpha Psi's annual meeting.

Chapter activities are divided into categories according to: plan of activities and budget, initiations, professional programs, involvement in campus and professional activities, community service, and annual year-end report. 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, finance and information systems students are familiar with Beta Alpha Psi and its activities. It is understood that Beta Alpha Psi represents excellence and that its activities are designed to supplement a student's education.

The activities of student members include:


  • Attendance at chapter meetings, socials, and recruiting events,


  • Attendance at regional meetings
  • Attendance and participation at the annual meeting.

Our 10 Commitments to serving you:

  1. Provide activities that allow you to take charge of your future.

  2. Connect you with prominent local professionals and company

  3. Expose you to exciting career opportunities.

  4. Schedule activities that you find beneficial.

  5. Help you make a successful transition from academia to the business world.

  6. Provide events that increase your hire ability.

  7. Develop your friendships with fellow students, professors, and local professionals.

  8. Provide you with an extra-curricular activity (BAP) that employers hold in high regard.

  9. Increase your service opportunities.

  10. Develop your leadership and teamwork skills through committees.


To Pledge, do the following:

1)   Either bring these items to the next Beta Alpha Psi event or return them to one of our club officers.

a.       “Pledge Application Form”

b.      $65 check written to "SPU Beta Alpha Psi"

2)    Email your resume to

Membership Information:

Download the 2014-2015 membership application. (Word .doc file.)






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