ABOUT BETA ALPHA PSI (ΒΑΨ)
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. Currently, there are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses around the world with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's inception. 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 and have been initiated by an existing local chapter. Minimum requirements for undergraduate membership are set forth in the national by-laws and can be modified upwards on a chapter-by-chapter basis.
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 will shape the financial and business information professions by developing members into ethical, professional, and confident leaders.
The mission of Beta Alpha Psi, the premier international honor and service organization for financial and business information students and professionals, is to inspire and support excellence by:
encouraging the study and practice of accountancy, finance, and information systems;
providing opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and financial professionals; and
fostering lifelong ethical, social, and public responsibilities.
Iota Eta Chapter:
In 1982, The Accounting Association society was established at California State University of San Bernardino. The influence of Meet The Firms during the decade of the 1980s led to the establishment of a new Accounting & Finance Honors society chapter: Beta Alpha Psi, Iota Eta in 1994.
After more than 30 years, the Accounting Association and the Iota Eta chapter has continued to uphold the tradition of fostering successful career paths for young aspiring professionals at California State University of San Bernardino.
In 2013, The Iota Eta chapter was awarded it's highest recognition of "Superior Chapter" at California State University of San Bernardino. "Recognition as "Superior Chapter" is a significant accomplishment, as it requires chapters to exceed the baseline requirements of service, academics, professionalism and leadership."