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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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