USU BAP Chapter Beats National Record
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international accounting honors society with 300 chapters around the globe. Over 300,000 members have been initiated since BAP was founded in 1919. The Delta Omega Chapter at Utah State University (USU) now has the nation's longest succession of superior chapter awards at 41 years.
The purpose of BAP is to recognize outstanding academic achievements in the financial information fields and to provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals. Candidates for BAP must participate in numerous service activities and attend professional meetings, all while maintaining a high GPA. The Delta Omega Chapter of BAP serves the USU and Logan community through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Juvenile Diabetes Walk, Stokes Nature Center, Accounting Tutor Lab, Child and Family Support Center, and more. These programs contribute to the USU chapter consistently achieving superior chapter awards.
“Forty-one consecutive years of excellence! No other BAP chapter can claim a longer consecutive streak of superior status recognition,” said Christopher Skousen, the Department Head of the Huntsman School of Accountancy and the academic advisor for BAP at USU. “The student leaders, volunteers, and advisors that have set this standard represent decades of consistent daring to be the best.”
This spirit of achievement is not lost on students. Current USU BAP president Tyrel Pierson believes that BAP “has become a priceless experience at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.” He also states that, “As a member of BAP, I have been able to meet with like-minded peers and professionals alike … As the president I have been able to oversee the organization and administration of all matters related to the conduct of the chapter, grow our chapter by involving more of my peers, help my peers to build meaningful relationships and develop relevant skills by foster a skill and networking building atmosphere, and encourage members to participle in national competitions.”
Students involved in BAP are better prepared to enter a financial information profession because they gain technical and practical knowledge outside the classroom and enhance their networks with peers and professionals. The superior benefit BAP provides to Huntsman students will follow them far into their professional careers.
You can read more about USU BAP here: https://huntsman.usu.edu/bap/.