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Division of Student Affairs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Should I see the Dean of Students if I have a problem – any problem?
To assist you in the most expeditious manner, you should review and begin with the various departments and offices that are related to your concern. To communicate your concern, it is important to introduce yourself to faculty and staff in an organized and calm manner, while also respectfully requesting the name and position of the person with whom you are speaking. It is always wise to take notes (names, dates, result) of your visits as you address a problem, for follow-up thank-you notes or otherwise. We value accountability and professionalism of both students and our staff.

Q. Who can I see to discuss a personal problem?
Students can arrange to speak to a professional staff member about any issue that they believe impacts their studies. Please feel free to stop by to arrange an appointment at a mutually convenient time with a counselor, professional, or you may seek out a peer advisor from the appropriate office.

Q. What kind of scholarships do you offer?
Baruch College offers an array of merit and need-based scholarships for incoming and continuing students as well as information about other competitive scholarships within the University and other outside funding sources. Begin by browsing through the College’s scholarship webpage for assistance.

Q. Can you write me a letter or recommendation?
We will be glad to write letters or recommendation for students we have gotten to know through their co-curricular engagement at the College. Staff members who know you as a student, student-employee, or through student involvement should be the ones to write or speak on your behalf. One of your challenges will be for you to assess which faculty members can truly write about you as student. In addition to a recommendation from a faculty or staff member, a manager at workplace may also be an appropriate source.

Q. Can you tell me things that I can get involved in other than just my classes?
The collegiate experience should go well beyond your course work. Some of our most successful students have found ways to take on various leadership roles in student organizations or community-based groups. Other students have found the time to get more actively involved in volunteer work either through initiatives sponsored by Baruch College student clubs or other outside groups. Every experience should be a learning experience. We can suggest how you can expand or start the process. Come in and talk to us! You may also call our office at 646-312-4570.