STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (USG)
STUDENT GOVERNMENT (GSA)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.