Relief Efforts for Haiti Taking Place at Baruch College

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  • The Office of Student Life will be hosting “Baruch Unites for Haiti” on Thursday, January 28, in NVC 1-107 (the multipurpose room) from 12:30 - 2:30pm. This event will serve as an opportunity for the community to come together, rally for support and donate to relief efforts. Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government, Caribbean Student Association, SOCA (Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation), West Indian Culture Club, and Hillel will be present to raise awareness as well as fundraise. Following this event, the Undergraduate Student Government will be hosting a Haiti Relief Concert from 5 - 7pm that will include live bands, free food, and ongoing fundraising efforts.

  • The Office of Student Life will be maintaining a Wall of Hope in the main lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus where students can write messages of hope and post it on the wall. The department is requesting a $1 donation with each message.

  • Attend an engaging and thought provoking Teach-In on Haiti on Thursday, February 4 in NVC 5-150 from 12:30pm 2:20 pm. We will be discussing Haiti - its history, politics, culture and its portrayal in the media. Engage in active dialogue with Baruch faculty and students on U.S. involvement in Haitian politics. Professor Ted Henken of the Departments of Sociology and Black and Hispanic Studies will moderate a discussion in conjunction with esteemed faculty, students, and historians on the politics, culture, and history of Haiti. The Teach-In will culminate with a call for action on ways that we as a community can make a difference.

  • The Office of Human Resources is offering its support to Baruch employees via CUNY’s Work/Life Program. The program offers counseling for employees and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Counselors can be reached directly by calling 1-800-833-8707. The program, administered by Corporate Counseling Associates, Inc, has also published a list of resources to assist employees with locating missing persons in Haiti, agencies and organizations for volunteering and donating to the relief efforts, and helpful tips for coping with traumatic events. All information may be accessed by going to the Baruch Human Resources website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/ and clicking on CUNY Work/Life Program.

  • The Counseling Center is available to meet with students who have personal concerns related to the crisis in Haiti. The Center is located at 137 E. 25th Street (the Annex Building) on the 9th floor. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and after 5 pm by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 646-312-2155 or emailing counseling@baruch.cuny.edu.