STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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.
The 33rd Annual Student Leadership Weekend will take place Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015. This year’s theme is “Know the way. Go the way. Show the way”.
Read about Leadership Weekend 2014.
T.E.A.M. BARUCH (TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE)
See the T.E.A.M. Baruch section for more information.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (USG)
& GRADUATE 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
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Learn more about becoming a VITA volunteer.
HERITAGE MONTH LEADERSHIP SERIES
Join Student Life for a series of co-curricular off-campus programs related to celebrated heritage months. Engage with renown Baruch College faculty and Student Affairs professionals as we bring the experience to life.
Latino History Month: Celebrating Latino Culture through Art on September 18, 2015
LGBT History Month: Before Stonewall: A Walking Tour of Lesbian and Gay History on October 23
Click HERE for more information.
MODEL NEW YORK STATE SENATE SESSION OPPORTUNITY
The Model New York State Senate Session Project is an annual leadership development program, a collaboration of the New York State Assembly and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the New York State Legislature. Each year, more than 60 CUNY and SUNY students are brought together for a series of intensive training seminars on state policy formulation, legislative processes, representation and leadership. CUNY students are selected for participation from their home campuses through the offices of their respective college presidents, provosts and student affairs officers. The seminars include visits from prominent NYS legislators and guest lecturers. The program culminates with students debating bills on the floor of the New York State Senate chamber in Albany. Participating students are also given the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards. Through participation in the process of legislative decision-making, students further their organizational, research and public speaking skills by means of a model legislative seminars. By working on a legislative agenda that they develop, the students play an integral role in their pursuit of a public service education. Moreover, they are introduced to a "hands-on" approach to involvement in the political and policy processes that affect them, their families and their communities.