Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi - Zeta Mu


BETA ALPHA PSI is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals well respected by accounting firms. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. The University of Southern Mississippi’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has held the nationally recognized Superior Chapter status since the 2011-12 academic year, an honor that only 49% of chapters hold.

Membership Information
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, who have been initiated by an existing chapter and who remain in good standing.

Minimum scholastic requirements for undergraduate membership are set forth in the by-laws. Graduate student initiates must have been accepted and matriculated into a master’s degree level program. Individual chapters may establish higher admission criteria.

Beta Alpha Psi is committed to professional and leadership development, networking, and community involvement. Members gain invaluable skills and the opportunity to interact with faculty, professionals, and peers in a unique and informative way setting them and the organization apart along with preparing them for their future careers. Members also build self-confidence, discover career opportunities, and travel to regional and national conferences throughout the United States. 

Dues and Hours

Candidates: $85 ($65 National Fee for initiation)
Members: $50 each semester after initiation

Hour Requirements
Professional Hours Per Semester (any program of a professional nature)
Candidates and Members: 6 hours
Service Hours Per Semester (any program of a charitable nature)
Candidates and Members: 8 hours
Two additional hours are required for candidates and members for a total required hours of 16 per semester. The two additional hours may be professional or service hours. 

Faculty Advisor


Valerie Simmons



Sayle Sanson

Elizabeth Turcotte

Kameshia Mays

Sayle Sanson

Elizabeth Turcotte
Reporting Secretary
Kameshia Mays
VP of Social Outreach

Nishu Gupta

Joshua Spivey

Erin Howell

Nishu Gupta

Joshua Spivey
VP of Community Outreach
Erin Howell
VP of Professional Development 


Abbie Lee
VP of Recruitment 


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