At Baruch College, we value learning through experience as
a significant part of your college education. A combination of
academic curriculum with meaningful service on campus and in
the broader community gives you a competitive edge and chance
to demonstrate your effectiveness as an individual. It
demonstrates that you possess the characteristics necessary for
civic, professional and team leadership. We call it "Active
The resources on this website present opportunities for you
to participate in Active Citizenship at Baruch and in the larger
DEFINITION: ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
Active Citizenship is working to positively influence your community.
An active citizen understands his/her obligations as a member
of that community and improves it through volunteerism and humanitarianism.
He or she receives personal fulfillment from citizenship pursuits
In addition to its academic mission, Baruch College seeks to
encourage participation through community service both on- and
off-campus. The College believes that you learn from community
service and strives to integrate public service into the lives
of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
There are many ways to participate in Active Citizenship. At
Baruch, we have organized opportunities into three areas:
Academic Citizenship: Active
Citizenship mostly takes place in the classroom and through academics.
Some examples include participation in the Student Peer Tutoring
Program, Student Ethics Board, Supplemental Education assignments,
and internships within your academic major.
Baruch Community Citizenship: Active
Citizenship in the college community is extra-curricular. Choose
membership from over 170 student clubs and organization, or run
for office as a member of the government or help out with alumni
initiatives. If you have a flare for writing, become a reporter
for The Ticker or, if you love music, join the Baruch radio station
team at WBMB. This is only a sampling of opportunities for Active
Citizenship within the Baruch Community.
City Citizenship: Baruch
students gain valuable Active Citizenship experience with outside
organizations. Explore a list of resources that include the larger
community and the world beyond. The City provides a wealth of
opportunities for connecting what you learn on campus with the
world beyond the classroom.
Active Citzienship offers you the
- test new skills and develop leadership abilities
- meet people who may help you in your career and your life
- directly empower others through your own activities
- influence the way Baruch and the community grow and change
- integrate what you learn in the classroom with what is happening outside it
- experience the great satisfaction of volunteerism
and "giving back"
- explore possible careers before you start working
- build a network of new friends who will enrich your college and post-college life
This website was made possible through the generous support
of Con Edison Co. of New York