Beta Alpha Psi, at the University of South Florida, has been named an inaugural KPMG Gold chapter through the firm’s Gold Chapter Challenge.

The Gold Chapter Challenge, sponsored by KPMG, was open to universities that had been named “superior” chapters for at least two years, had active participation in regional and national activities within the organization, and submitted a 10-minute video detailing student-led programming and activities.

“We are very proud of both the students and their faculty advisor, Gary Laursen," said Robert Forsythe, dean of the USF College of Business. “This accomplishment is a strong reflection on our business school and the USF School of Accountancy’s reputation as an outstanding leader in accounting education.”

USF’s chapter had been named a “superior” chapter by KPMG for 34 consecutive years.

Other schools named inaugural KPMG Gold Chapters are:

Bradley University
Louisiana State University
Marquette University
Pace University
San Diego State University
SUNY at Buffalo
University of Arkansas
University of Denver
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of Oregon
University of South Florida
University of Washington
Western Illinois University