IMPACT ACTIVITY POINTS
An Impact Activity is a Professional or Service Activity that demonstrates a strong effect has been made to your university or community. Impact activities earn an extra point toward award status (i.e., an extra professional or service point). Impact activities may include but are not limited to the following elements:
- Media Promotion (TV or Print)
- Financial Volunteer Support (donating accounting or bookkeeping services)
- Sharing business/college knowledge (e.g. volunteering with high school, incoming freshmen, and undeclared students)
- VITA (Impact Requirements Below)
- Community College Associate Candidates
- AACSB Societal Impact Goal for your business school
Chapters are encouraged to generate impact points in ways that are best suited for them but are welcome to use the below suggestions to earn impact points.
Media Promotion or Tutoring Impact Point
Your chapter conducts a school supplies drive for a local elementary school (20% attendance = 1 Service point). Add media promotion or a tutoring session to that activity for young children in reading or math and earn an Impact point. The addition of media promotion or tutoring provides 2 points for one Service Activity.
Your chapter volunteers to provide a presentation to undeclared freshman students at our university or high school seniors who are not familiar with the benefits that the accounting, finance, business analytics or IS professions offer. (20% attendance = 1 Service point). Invite a local business professional and/or business school dean and feature the event in a local paper or local TV station. Earn 2 points for one Professional Activity.
Mentorship Impact Point
Conduct a case study or financial literacy activity with a group of high school, university or underrepresented students (20% attendance = 1 Professional point). Add a “Pay it Forward” component where the engaged students conduct the same activity with other students. The addition of the Pay it Forward component provides 2 points for one Professional Activity.
Financial Volunteer Support Impact Point
Your chapter volunteers at an animal shelter by socializing the animals and cleaning the kennels (20% attendance = 1 Service point). Assisting the shelter with financial support or bookkeeping services would provide 2 points for one Service Activity. (Financial Volunteer Support Impact Point). Consulting or compensated services will not qualify for this Impact point.
Sharing Business/College Knowledge Impact Point
Your chapter volunteers through Junior Achievement at a local high school (20% attendance = 1 Service point). Provide students with information on selecting and applying for colleges to earn 2 points for one Service Activity.
Volunteer to assist incoming freshmen with the FAFSA application through your school (20% attendance = 1 Service point). Provide a presentation on the job opportunities for attaining a degree in accounting, finance, business analytics or digital technology to earn 2 points for one Service Activity.
VITA Impact Point
We encourage all chapters to participate in VITA, but to earn the VITA impact point, chapters must meet the following requirements:
- The VITA event must be BAP/University sponsored
- The chapter must meet the 20% participation rule
- Chapter must complete the VITA report form found here and submit by the designated deadline. If the report is not submitted by the deadline, the chapter will not earn the VITA impact point.
Community College Associate Candidate Impact Point
Your chapter conducts a professional activity with a local community college (20% attendance = 1 Professional Activity point). Include local community college students to attend as associate candidates to your on-campus meetings and earn 2 points for one Professional Activity.
AACSB Societal Impact Point
If your business school has defined a Societal Impact Goal for their AACSB standard 9 accreditation requirement, and your chapter hosts a service activity that meets that specific Societal Impact goal, (20% attendance) your chapter may earn 2 points for one Service Activity.
REPORTING IMPACT POINTS
Utilize the dropdown function in the Reporting Intranet to report Impact Points. Evidence of Impact (e.g., descriptive paragraph, attestation, photos or videos) demonstrating how your activity meets the impact points guidelines above.