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Requirements for Membership

Every returning member and initiate in Beta Alpha Psi, after having met the academic requirements, is expected to meet the following participation requirements each semester:

  • Payment of dues by the date of Meet the Firms (Fall) or Summer Leadership Showcase (Spring)

  • Achieve a minimum level of participation requirements


Membership Levels

  • Full Member - Initiated members who have paid dues and are active in the organization.  Must attend a minimum of 8 events per semester; 3 professional, 2 social, 1 community service, and 2 of your choice

  • Associate Member -  Member that does not meet initiation requirements yet but needs to participate in BAP events. Associate Members must meet BAP Requirements for at least one semester prior to initiation as a full member. 

Macc Associate Member

  • Must attend Meet the Firms if you are a recruiting student but can attend as many other events as they would like as long as they pay their dues

Participation Categories

Members must meet participation requirements based on the categories of events below:


Must attend 2 additional events that are either Professional, Social, or Community Service

Other opportunities for points may be announced via email. 

Other Information

  1. Members will be notified of their status each semester and notified when they are eligible for initiation.

  2. Signing up for an event and failing to participate may result in penalties.

  3. To be qualified for Outstanding Chapter Member Awards, members must go above and beyond in participation in the organization.

Concerns or questions about points should be sent to

Professional Development (at least 3 events):

  • Summer Leadership Showcase (Spring)

  • Meet the Firms (Fall)

  • Panels with Professionals

  • Workshops with DMSB Staff / Topic Experts

  • Study Sessions with BAP (1 per Month)

Social Events (at least 2 events):

  • Tutoring

  • Kickball Tournament

  • Board Member Mentoring / Coffee Chats

Community Service (at least 1 event):

  • VITA Training

  • VITA 1040 Preparation

  • UofSC Community Service Initiatives 

  • Columbia Outreach

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