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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Beta Alpha Psi

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Chi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi

National Academic and Professional Accounting Organization

If you are interested in being a candidate for Beta Alpha Psi membership, our next round of applications will open in January of 2019.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Must be an accounting major,
  • Currently enrolled in or previously passed Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3103),
  • Have a “B” average in all upper-division accounting courses (taken at OSU or other accredited institutions), and
  • Have a 3.25 overall GPA (or a 3.5 in the last 30 hours at OSU). 
  • M.S. in Accounting students are automatically eligible for candidateship.

Requirements to become a Member

To complete your candidacy, you must attend or complete the following:

  • Attend ALL semester events on the attached calendar
  • Perform 12 hours of community service (Service Event, tutoring, proctoring, Head Start, Habitat for Humanity, or other approved events), and
  • Pay $85 dues ($65 one-time National fee and $20 yearly chapter fee)

Requirements to stay a member (for semester after candidacy and each following semester)

  • Attend ALL professional meetings during semester
  • Attend at least one initiation during the year
  • Complete at least 6 hours of service per semester of BAP approved service activities
  • Attend at least one welcome back event per year

Incentives for Membership

  • Scholarships awarded each year to outstanding candidates and members as evidenced by involvement in chapter professional and service activities.
  • Free Beta Alpha Psi T-Shirt/Sweatshirt.
  • Office visits to Accounting Firms in OKC and Tulsa during the spring semester.
  • Graduation regalia.
  • Networking opportunities with firm recruiters and key personnel prior to interviews.

After the application deadline has passed, we will contact you at the email you list with more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah Sidener or our Chapter Advisor, Sarah Johnson.

Current Officers

Sarah Sidener

President

Sarah Sidener

Preson Lewis

Vice President

Preston Lewis

Emory Van Vorhis

Candidate/Membership Chair

Emory Van Vorhis

Bethanie Cannon

Reporter

Bethanie Cannon

Sydney Laudero

Treasurer

Sydney Laudero

Sarah Johnson

Advisor

Sarah Johnson

Craig Sisneros

Co-Advisor

Craig Sisneros

BAP Officers and advisor with Pistol Pete

Events

Fall 2018

Date Time Event Location Invited
8/20/18 N/A First Day of School    
9/7/18 N/A Candidate Applications Due Online  
9/19/18 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. **School of Business Career Fair** Gallagher-Iba Arena  
9/20/18 6:30 p.m. Professional Meeting - Career Paths in Accounting SU 465 All ACCT majors
10/11/18 6:30 p.m. Professional Meeting - Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace BU Lobby BAP candidates and members only
11/1/18 6:30 p.m. Professional Meeting - Industry Accounting Night SU 465 All ACCT majors
11/3/18 8:00 a.m. Into the Streets NRC Parking Lot All BAP Members and Candidates
11/22/18   **Thanksgiving Break**    
11/29/18 6:30 p.m. Professional Meeting - Accounting Certifications BU 001 All ACCT majors
12/14/18 N/A Service Hours Due Google Doc BAP candidates and members only

Spring 2019

Date Time Event Location Invited
1/14/19 N/A First Day of School    
1/31/19 6:30 p.m. Welcome Back Event - Big Bash Trivia TBD All ACCT majors
2/8/19 N/A **Candidate Applications Due** Online  
2/22/19 All Day Firm Visit Field Trip (Tulsa) TBD BAP members, candidates, and summer leadership qualifiers
3/8/19 All Day Firm Visit Field Trip (OKC) TBD BAP members, candidates, and summer leadership qualifiers
3/28/19 6:30 p.m. Professional Meeting - Hosted by the OSCPA TBD All ACCT majors
4/11/19 6:30 p.m. FBI Speaker TBD All ACCT majors
4/18/19 6:30 p.m. SoA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Click Hall
(Alumni Center)
Scholarship awardees only
4/20/19 TBD Service Project: Remember the Ten Run TBD BAP candidates and members only
5/10/19 N/A Service Hours Due   BAP candidates and members only

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