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Academic Advisement

STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (USG)
& GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (GSA)

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Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)

Students are encouraged to participate in student government and to serve on College-wide committees and tasks forces. Participation in student government through democratic elections is a concrete way to share in the policy setting and governance of the College. Elections are held each April for the following academic year.

 

T.E.A.M. BARUCH (TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE)

See the T.E.A.M. Baruch section for more information.

 

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout each semester, a carefully selected collection of off-campus service learning opportunities will be made available to all Baruch students. These experiences—scheduled to take place in such areas as Washington DC, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and other to-be-named locations—will help expand your leadership horizons, further cultivate your developing team-building skills and abilities, and provide opportunities to intrinsically reflect upon your awareness of and engagement in community service outreach. While these experiences have the high probability of taking you outside of your comfort zone, you will find that both the personal and collective effects your participation will afford will be well worth the temporary adjustments.

While Baruch will be celebrating Community Service week during the third week of November, detailed information regarding specific dates and locations of off-campus service learning experiences will be made available at the beginning of the fall semester.

 

ADVENTURE WEEKEND

To commemorate all of your many feats over the course of the fall and spring semesters, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of Student Life invite you to challenge yourself, one last time, during Adventure Weekend—a semesterly, three-day excursion where you will trek through and surmount a variety of physical and intellectual challenges with your fellow peer leaders. Relational team building will be at the forefront of this stimulating expedition so as to truly encapsulate the bona fide essence of functional group dynamics.

Adventure Weekend for the spring semester has been slated for April 27th–28th, 2013. Detailed information will be made available in April.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND

The Annual Student Leadership Weekend is the premier leadership event in the fall semester and is open to all undergraduate students who are involved in some form of leadership at Baruch. Students will participate in high energy experiential activities that will develop leadership skills, build confidence and character, and expand their network.  Each year a new theme relevant to Baruch students is chosen based on nationwide best practices. Leadership Weekend is a retreat that takes place outside of New York City, giving participants the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. It is an amazing place to make new friends, build up a strong network, and learn.

Sign up early! Leadership Weekend is limited to 100 participants and fills up fast.

 

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 the hungry.

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 Baruch.

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.

 

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.