Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is the international honorary organization for financial information professionals. Its stated purpose includes recognition of academic excellence; promotion of interaction among students, faculty, and professionals; and encouragement of lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct.
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. Currently there are over 270 chapters worldwide on college and university campuses. Over 300,000 members have been initiated since the formation of Beta Alpha Psi.
The University of Iowa Alpha Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was chartered on January 1, 1954. It was the 39 chapter to join the national organization.
The objective of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is to cultivate an increased interest and awareness the accounting field, both in its members and in the other students at the University of Iowa. We hope to instill in our members a desire for continuing self-improvement, high moral and ethical standards, a sense of responsibility and service, and a respect of professionalism. We promote the collegiate study of accounting and encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence. The fellowship and ideas exchanged through the association among our members and practicing accountants will help us in reaching these goals.