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ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP

PARTICIPATE: Student Peer Tutoring

Student Academic Consulting Center - SACC’s mission is to help fellow undergraduates of Baruch College succeed academically and in their chosen professions by helping them throughout their college years to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for future success. SACC employs outstanding Baruch students who excel in the subjects that they tutor and successfully balance the demands of life and school. In addition, several faculty members work with the Center to assure that its services are of the highest quality. Its staff are part of a team that is committed to helping others reach their goals and develop their full potential.

PARTICIPATE: Student Ethics Board

Take an active role in helping students to understand and, and adhere to the Academic Honesty Policy here at Baruch College by membership on the Ethics Board. For further information on matters relating to Student Academic Dishonesty and Student Affairs, contact The Dean of Students Office  (646) 312-4570,  Room  2-255, Newman Vertical Campus.

PARTICIPATE: Honor Society Membership

ALPHA IOTA DELTA: This is the national honorary society for students preparing to enter the decision sciences. It has two primary purposes: 1) to promote the infusion of the functional and behavioral areas of administration with the tools, concepts, and methodologies of the decision sciences and 2) to promote professional fellowship among students, faculty, and administrators who share common interest in the development of the decision sciences.

BETA ALPHA PSI: This is the national honorary and professional fraternity for students majoring in computer information systems, accounting, and finance. Alpha Gamma, the chapter of this fraternity at Baruch College, was installed in 1949. There are active chapters in 48 of the leading colleges and universities in the United States. Superior scholarship, particularly in the student’s major courses, and demonstrated potential for future success in these professions are essential requirements for election.

BETA GAMMA SIGMA: Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for the best students in programs accredited by AACSB International— The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  AACSB International, a group of 1,400 educational institutions offering degrees in business and management, allows only a select 400 institutions to have Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. The Beta Gamma Sigma mission is to honor academic achievement in the study of business, to encourage the pursuit of excellence, and to foster a commitment to service in one’s personal and professional life. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest academic honor that a business student can achieve.  Undergraduates can be elected for membership once they have completed 75 credits. Transfer students from institutions outside the United States must complete 64 credits at Baruch; transfers from U.S. schools must complete 45 credits at Baruch. GPA determines eligibility: Upper juniors (75–93 credits) must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher; lower seniors, a 3.6 or higher; and upper seniors and graduates, a 3.5 or higher.  Applications are accepted in October and February. Notifications are made in December and March, with an induction ceremony held in May. For further information, contact Judy Tse, director, undergraduate services, at 646-312-3041.

PI ALPHA ALPHA:  This is the national honorary society for public administration and public affairs. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students with sufficient course work in public administration who meet the academic requirements.

SIGMA IOTA EPSILON:  This is the national honorary and professional management fraternity. This honor society, has about 40 active chapters throughout the country, is affiliated with the Academy of Management. Sigma Tau, the chapter of this fraternity at Baruch College, was installed in 1979.

PARTICIPATE: Internships

The internship program at the Baruch College Career Development Center is an optional program designed to assist undergraduate students to find study-related work experience. The search for internships that combine curriculum and public service can be facilitated by visiting the CDC. The Center will also assist in the search for service learning internships that combine curriculum and public service.

PARTICPATE: Service Learning

Various campus related events call for Active Citizen participation through special volunteer programs and course-related volunteer work. Check with Student Life, the Career Development Center or the Office of the Provost for upcoming opportunities and community service events. Some examples:

Relay For Life® is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back against this disease. During the event, teams of people gather in Baruch’s athletic center in the Newman Vertical Campus  and take turns walking or running laps. Each team keeps at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. It is a night for people who have shared the same experience to comfort and console one another.

Relay gives you the power to help accelerate the Society’s advancement toward a future where cancer doesn’t take the lives of our friends and family. It offers many opportunities to learn leadership and teamwork skills.

Relay For Life at Baruch raised over $86,400 in 2011.

VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income ($38,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. Volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.

At the headquarters of the Baruch VITA program, located in the College’s Library and Technology Building at 151 E. 25th Street, Room 320, students provide tax help in Chinese, Spanish and Russian in addition to English.

Volunteers are qualified to complete federal forms 1040 and 1040A as well as New York State and City form IT 200 and IT 201, with accompanying schedules.  Students can also help with such issues as earned income tax credits, child care deductions and tuition credits.  All tax returns will be quality-checked by at least two volunteers.

Although anyone is welcome at Baruch’s VITA centers, the program is primarily aimed at immigrant and low-income New Yorkers.  Contact the Baruch VITA program at (646) 312-1647 or email: baruchvita_service@yahoo.com

 

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