EMU BETA ALPHA PSI-ACCOUNTING CLUB

Membership

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.

Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are 296 chapters on college and university campuses worldwide with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psiís formation.

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Beta Alpha Psi Membership Requirements:

1. Must be a declared Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Computer Information Systems or Finance major.

2. Must have completed nine (9) credit hours of accounting courses which must include ACC 340.

3. Must have a cumulative EMU GPA of:

-3.0 in all subjects completed, OR
-3.25 in most recent 60 semester hours, OR
-3.5 in most recent 30 semester hours.

4. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all accounting courses completed (does not include Law 293, ACC 240, or ACC 241)

5. Must accumulate the following organization credits each semester:

-1 Committee Credit - Received by actively participating on one of the organizations committees.

-Fundraising Credits - Fundraising credits are received by selling the minimum amount of each semester's chosen fundraising product.

-9 Community Service Credits - Each credit may be received by participating in one hour of a particular community service project coordinated, suggested or approved by the officers of the organization.

-10 Activity Credits - Each credit may be received by attending an approved organization event. The ten events must consist of:

*At least 2 social event held by the organization AND
*At least 8 weekly Wednesday meetings AND
*1 of your choice: Becker Review Visit, Social Event, or Wednesday Meeting.

6. Must pay the following Beta Alpha Psi dues:

-Local Chapter Dues $35.00
-International Pledge Fee $55.00 (Candidates Only)

7. Candidates are required to attend the Banquet. (Members are highly encouraged to attend as well.)




THE ACCOUNTING CLUB has been established at EMU since 1969 and is a sister organization to Beta Alpha Psi.  Membership for this club is open to all students interested in business. This is an organization created not only for accounting majors, but for anyone interested in the accounting profession, accounting practices, or the nature of business.

The basic premise of this club is to create professional and social connections while the students develop their knowledge of the profession and get in touch with the dynamic climate of the business environment.

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Accounting Club Membership Requirements:

Joining the Accounting Club is easy; anyone is able to join and all you have to do is successfully accomplish the following tasks to become a member:

1. Accumulate the following organization credits each semester:

-1 Committee Credit - Received by actively participating on one of the organizations committees.

-Fundraising Credits - Fundraising credits are received by selling the minimum amount of each semester's chosen fundraising product.

-4 Community Service Credits - Each credit may be received by participating in one hour of a particular community service project coordinated, suggested or approved by the officers of the organization.

-8 Activity Credits - Each credit may be received by attending an approved organization event. The seven events must consist of:

*At least 2 social events held by the organization AND
*At least 5 weekly Wednesday meetings AND
*1 of your choice: Becker Review Visit, Social Event, or Wednesday Meeting

These required eight events will complete the activity credit requirement. Attendance at all meetings is encouraged greatly; however attendance at all social events would be ideal. Participation is the key to a fun, successful, and highly regarded organization. You decide how much fun you want to have and how great you want to be.

2. Must pay the following Accounting Club dues:

-Local Chapter Dues $35.00

3. Candidates are required to attend the Banquet. (Members are highly encouraged to attend as well.)

*A member is defined as someone who has completed the above requirements in at least one previous semester. Those who have yet to complete all of the requirements in one semester or are attempting to do so for the first time are considered candidates.