OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP
Numerous opportunities exist for students to serve as representatives on college wide faculty/student committees and/or committees of the respective schools of Baruch College. These opportunities include serving on committees of the General Faculty, the Graduate Faculty, the faculties of the Schools of Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Public Affairs, as well as the Bernard M. Baruch College Association Inc., the Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation and committees established by the Baruch College Governance Charter.
Student representation guarantees a student voice in the decision-making process. It also affords the involved individuals the opportunity for personal growth through interactions that extend beyond the peer level. The amount of time that one must commit will vary. Generally, these committees may meet as often as once a month to as little as once a semester.
If you possess good communication skills, Baruch is looking for students to represent the college to high school students at College Information Nights, student tours and other public relations events. This is an excellent opportunity to meet influential people as you represent Baruch.
Peer Assistant Programs
Student leaders play a vital role in helping students succeed at Baruch. By serving as Freshman Seminar leaders and peer counselors, student leaders offer advice, support and encouragement to other students. At the same time, they learn ways to improve communication skills and work effectively with others. Read more about Peer Assistant Programs.
Mentors provide tutoring and social support for other Baruch students. One student will be assigned to each mentor, who will help the students adjust to their coursework and the Baruch campus community.
Assist in the governance of the college by serving as a student representative on a college committee such as the Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee, Financial Aid Committee, and student representatives to faculty divisions. Note that not all committees have openings at any one time.
Participate in citizens' rights and other advocacy movements. Work on issues such as voter registration, citizenship drives, rights to higher education, public transportation and environmental toxins. Learn leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills while raising public awareness and empowering citizens.
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Students need not be members of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society to participate in their community service programs:
Salvation Army: Volunteers will organize a pre-season toy drive; old toys collected will be donated to the Salvation Army for the winter holidays.
Volunteers of America: Volunteers will participate in various fundraising programs and a "Sidewalk Santa" holiday event.
Park Avenue Christian Church: Participants will help prepare and serve meals in a soup kitchen. Students are especially needed on the last Saturday of each month.
Golden Key National Honor Society
Students need not be members of the Golden Key National Honor Society to participate in their community service programs:
Feed the Hungry: Volunteers participate in various emergency and food rescue
programs as well as numerous soup kitchens through out the year to help feed
Shadow Days: Share your college experience with high school students and
prospective college applicants. One day each semester, volunteers will each be
paired with a young student who will follow them from class to class here at
New York Cares: New Yorkers roll up their sleeves and tackle the social problems
that challenge New York City. All our volunteer projects are hands-on, team-based,
and flexibly scheduled.
Walks: This program is dedicated to volunteering for humanistic causes around
New York City. Students help to raise money for donations to organizations fighting
a number of causes. Walks include March of Dimes, Light the Night, Multiple Sclerosis,
Breast Cancer, AIDS, etc.
Golden Buddies: This program allows juniors and seniors to provide assistance
to freshmen and sophomores with their academic and professional careers, and
encourages participation in different school activities.
VITA-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: IRS-trained volunteers visit a number of
VITA sites, focusing on the city's Polish, Hispanic, Russian, Chinese and Indian
communities. Participants help prepare basic tax forms without charge for those
who cannot afford professional assistance. No accounting experience is necessary.
|To participate in these programs, contact:
Dean of Students Office