Since Beta Alpha Psi is an honor society, there are certain minimum academic requirements that must be met each semester by all levels of membership while attending SFSU.

Meeting these eligibility requirements does not, however, guarantee membership. Current and prospective members must also display the willingness and ability to meet the chapter's hour requirements and to be involved with our various chapter committees. Additionally, all members are expected to behave ethically and responsibly. These criteria will be continually reassessed to determine ongoing eligibility.

Academic Eligibility Criteria


Why should you fulfill the requirements?

In order to maintain our status as a nationally-recognized superior chapter, our chapter must maintain a high level of activity and involvement. This is measured, largely, as a percentage of attendance at events and activities. Thus, your participation in our events is very important. Candidates' and members' attendance will be reported to the Beta Alpha Psi national office to determine if our chapter meets the eligibility requirements for superior chapter status. Through participation, not only will you allow yourself to be involved socially and professionally, but you will also be part of a team effort to accomplish our chapter's goal. Your participation is crucial in allowing us to maintain our status as a superior chapter, which distinguishes us at the highest level of excellence

How do the requirements work?

We track candidates' and members' participation according to an hours system. The more hours, the better! Our chapter recognizes and offers awards to our highest achievers each semester. To remain in good standing, you must achieve the minimum number of points each semester. There are three tiers of membership within our chapter. Our three tiers are 1st Semester Candidates, those who have newly joined our chapter; 2nd Semester Candidates, those who have successfully met the minimum requirements as a 1st Semester Candidate and are now in their second semester in our chapter; and Members, those who have successfully met the minimum requirements as a 2nd Semester Candidate and have been formally initiated as a Member of Beta Alpha Psi.

Track Your Own Progress

While our Director of Reporting will track your involvement using sign-in sheets from each of our events, you will benefit by keeping a record of those events you attend. Should you have any questions or need clarification as to your standing during the semester, please consult with the President, Executive Vice President, or the Director of Reporting.

Beta Chi Hour Requirements

All 1st Semester Candidates, 2nd Semester Candidates, and Members must:

Complete at least 12 hours of Professional Activities, including

*Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training sessions will count towards 2 hours of Professional Activities.

Complete at least 12 hours of Service Activities, including

* During the spring semester, those who participate and complete the required VITA hours will be awarded 4 hours that would count towards the Community Service Events requirement.

Complete at least 6 hours of Beta Chi Chapter Activities, including

Total Semester Hours Requirement: 30 hours

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