BARUCH COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIP
Clubs & Organizations
Membership in a student club offers a place to meet
new people as well as an opportunity to become an Active Citizen
and develop important communications, organizational, and leadership
skills. Students have over 170 student clubs and organizations
to choose from that are already established at Baruch or may
form their own. Each club has open membership. The clubs provide
a range of activities from academic services to social events.
Concerts, discussion groups, and lectures are among the extracurricular
activities that Baruch offers. A list of clubs and organizations can
be found by clicking on Student
Clubs & Organizations.
PARTICIPATE: T.E.A.M. Baruch
Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.) Baruch is a student leadership development program that affords students the opportunity to unearth and develop their leadership potential. As a member of T.E.A.M. Baruch, you will be a part of a network of students who strive to make Baruch a better place by providing essential and ongoing support to your fellow students through a variety of dynamic peer leadership initiatives, which include: Freshman Seminar Peer Mentoring, Orientation Leader, P.A.W.S. (Peers Advocating Wellness Services), Peers for Careers, and Peer Academic Advising. As a peer leader you will gain valuable leadership experience and interpersonal skills that will compliment your abilities to relate well to others, foster meaningful connections with your fellow peers, and enhance the overall college experience for Baruch students.
PARTICIPATE: Student Governance
Participation in student government
through democratic elections is a concrete way to share in the
policy setting and governance of the College.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT - USG is the official representative
organization of both the day and evening undergraduate students.
USG is responsible for voicing student concerns, protecting students’ rights,
involving students in policies that affect them, gaining student
influence in decisions made at Baruch, and making students aware
of local and national issues that might affect them.
ASSEMBLY - The GSA at Baruch College exists to enrich the experience
of the graduate student, all of whom are members of GSA. Graduate
students at Baruch have a mature sense of responsibility and
understand that they hold a unique place of privilege in the
academic community with rights and responsibilities that are
distinctively different from those of undergraduate students.
With GSA, graduate students can discuss and advise on changes
to Graduate School policy proposed by the administration, identify
and discuss concerns of graduate students, explore possible solutions
and bring them to the attention of the Deans and administrators.
PARTICIPATE: Alumni Relations Initiatives
The College strives to nurture its relationship
with all its constituents—current students, future students,
and graduates alike. Its alumni relations program promotes fellowship
and offers activities that encourage alumni to return, rediscover,
and recommit to their alma mater.
ALUMNI RELATIONS PROGRAM - We know that you will
be a student at Baruch for only a short time, but you will be
an alumnus of the College your entire life! The mission of the
Baruch College Alumni Relations Program is to foster and maintain
a cordial and mutually beneficial relationship between the College
and its graduates, students, faculty, and staff. The Alumni Relations
Program offers an array of educational, cultural, social, and
career enhancement opportunities to its more than 100,000 members.
Publications and the Website keep alumni in touch with the College
and each other. To learn how you can get involved in the Alumni
Relations Program, even before you graduate, contact the Baruch
College Office of Alumni Relations at www.baruch.cuny.edu/alumni.
FUND (BCF) - You are never too young to begin giving
back. The Baruch College Fund’s mission is to generate,
encourage, and promote the educational welfare of the students
of the College through financial support. Annually the BCF, through
both institutional and individual donations, provides critical
financial support to the College for such things as scholarships,
student services and technology. The Fund is governed by an independent
board of trustees whose members are highly distinguished alumni
and civic leaders. To learn how you can give back, call the Office
of College Advancement for more information, or visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bcf.
and Community Relations Initiatives
Partner with Baruch’s Office of Government and
Community Relations in expanding the College’s city, state,
federal, and community relationships at key legislative conferences,
public hearings, press conferences, legislative budget meetings,
and networking events. Your involvement will be a win/win
situation for you, Baruch College, and the City University of
Some activities for which you
could serve as a student ambassador include:
- The Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican/Hispanic, and Asian
- CUNY’s Advocacy Day in Albany, NY;
- The Puerto Rican/Hispanic Legislative “Somos El Futuro” Conference
in Albany, NY;
- The New York City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian
Caucus Weekend; and
- CUNY’s Vallone Scholarship Public Hearing and Press.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities
you will gain will strengthen your capacity to compete in the
marketplace. Through personal experience, you will understand
the intricate relationship between government, media, and the
corporate sector. At the same time, you will be an active
participant in helping ensure that our public higher education
system receives the necessary resources for our students'
success. For more information, contact Eric Lugo, Director
of Government and Community Relations at Eric_Lugo@baruch.cuny.edu.
with Disabilities Volunteers
PARTICIPATE: Student Communication
Baruch College is committed to making individuals
with disabilities full participants in its programs, services
and activities through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of
1990. It is the policy of Baruch College that no otherwise qualified
individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation
in any program, service or activity offered by the College. Individuals
with disabilities have a right to request accommodations. For
more information on how you can volunteer to help serve disabled
students, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
at Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way (Vertical Campus),
Room 2-271 (within suite 2-255), New York, NY 10010 or call 646-312-4590.
Baruch has a rich history of student-produced media resulting
in award-winning publications.
AND $ENSE is Baruch’s student-produced review
of business and society. It has been published annually for more
than 20 years. It showcases student writing, editing, artwork,
photography, and design. The aim of Dollars and $ense is to give
journalism and graphic communication students the experience
of working on a professional magazine. The magazine is supported
by the Reuter Foundation and The Baruch College Fund.
ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE is
Baruch's first literary journal and has a 10-year history at
the College. The magazine, published once a semester, is a journal
of original poetry, short stories and essays submitted by Baruch
LEXICON is Baruch’s annual yearbook, designed and published
by undergraduate students. Student editors and staff
manage the publication from contracting with publishers and photographers
to developing the theme for each book. Lexicon features
photos of graduating undergraduate and graduate students along
with photographs and stories of the campus events of the year.
THE TICKER is Baruch's
undergraduate student newspaper. It was
founded in 1932 and is published weekly while classes are in
session. It reports news pertinent and vital to Baruch students
as well as presents features and entertainment. It is available
in newspaper bins located around the campus. The Ticker gives
students experience in all phases of newspaper operations, including
editorial, design, advertising, photography, and management.
RADIO 87.9 FM is Baruch's student-run radio station. WBMB trains members
in all facets of radio broadcasting, engineering, production,
programming, and other areas of the profession. WBMB serves the
Baruch community by announcing activities and news concerning
students, faculty, and the College.
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