Bearcat Buzz – November 6, 2020
Wednesday, November 25: College follows a Friday schedule
Thursday, November 26- Sunday, November 29: College Closed
Baruch College and The City University of New York (CUNY) are responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Working together on creating, implementing, and modifying policies and plans. To ensure that you have the most up-to-date guidance, directives, and resources, please check out:
Baruch Colleges COVID-19 Updates
Baruch’s Division of Student Affairs COVID-19 Resources
CUNY Coronavirus Updates
CUNY Continuity for Students
CDC- What You Need to Know
CDC- Key Facts
CDC- Traveling FAQs
The last day to withdraw from a class will be permanently extended to the last day of classes, December 13, 2020. For more information visit the CUNY website.
To ensure the safety, security, and well-being of our students, Baruch College has determined that a moratorium had been placed on pledging and rush activities in all Baruch social fraternities and sororities at least through May 31, 2021. Read a message from the Provost for more information on the moratorium. * To anonymously report any hazing activity please fill out the Hazing Incident Report Form.
Baruch Athletics is hosting a 1st Annual “Bearcats Run NYC Virtual 5K“. The event will be held the week of Nov 2nd – Nov 8th. It is open to the whole Baruch community (Students, Factly and Staff).
Faculty are obligated to report any suspected violations of academic integrity policies, such as cheating and plagiarizing to the Office of the Dean of Students. On a monthly or semi-monthly basis, data will be shared with the Baruch Community via the Office of the Dean of Students website on any administrative sanctions (e.g., warnings or suspensions) imposed, and, when we know them, academic sanctions leveled by members of the faculty (e.g., F for the assignment or exam or F for the course). All information is anonymous.
Cases reported at the end of a month might not have been heard by the time reports are shared.
The information available for August and September can be found below:
22 students were reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. Of those:
– 16 were for cheating
– 05 were for plagiarism
– 01 was for falsifying documents
21 were found to be “responsible” and 1 not responsible. Of those:
– 06 received suspensions (for at least 1 semester)
– 15 received warnings
16 students received F’s for their courses
(Note: unless the faculty member informs the Office of the Dean of Students, we don’t know if any academic sanctions have been assigned to students who were found to be responsible.)
65 students were reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. Of those:
– 59 were for cheating
– 06 were for plagiarism
57 cases have not yet been heard
08 were found to be “responsible.” Of those:
– 1 was put on probation
– 7 received warnings
We do not know yet about academic sanctions for the eight students found to be responsible.
Got questions? Need Baruch information? Want to speak with a person in real time? The Office of Student Life presents our Virtual Headquarters. We are hosting several one-hour sessions where students can log in and ask any questions they may have about student engagement and the Baruch community. More information can be found on the Student Life website.
Interested in getting involved with clubs? Make sure to check out their virtual events and activities by going on to MyBaruch! Continue to check this webpage in the future to find more engagement opportunities throughout the academic year.
General Interest Meeting #2 + Midterm Destress
Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:15 – 2:30 p.m.
General Interest Meeting #2
Beta Alpha Psi
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Jeopardy w/ PwC
National Association of Black Accountants
Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Our free immigration lawyer services are up and running. The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly provide current undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to speak with an immigration lawyer twice a semester. Appointments can be scheduled for the of Fall 2020 semester. Please make an appointment via our online form on the Student Life website. Make sure to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!
Are you looking for ways to safely date during Covid? Then join the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Committee to learn various ways to do so! November 12 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Passcode: 3175418
On November 13 from 12:00- 1:30 p.m. via zoom join a panel conversation for current & future therapists, counselors, & program directors/faculty/staff across CUNY, raising awareness about LGBTQI+ affirmative therapy, the issues LGBTQI+ students commonly face, and how to best support and connect LGBTQI+ students to resources. RSVP for this event to attend.
Please join us for Stop the Hate: Safer Space Training on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.. This program, led by Shane Windmeyer of Campus Pride, is designed to teach CUNY student leaders, faculty and staff how to create more inclusive campus and virtual spaces for LGBTQI+ folx. Upon completion of this class, CUNY student leaders, faculty and staff will be equipped to train their peers to do the same. Certificates of Completion will be sent to participants. Attend this event via Zoom.
In response to the current environment, the Counseling Center offers free and confidential individual and group counseling and Support sessions:
Are you struggling with a new transition, feeling lonely, wanting to make new connections or having trouble in your relationships? The Counseling Center is offering two groups called Relationship to Self and Others, during 2020-2021. The groups are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Zoom. To participate, in the Tuesday group, please send an email to Jenny Choi atJenny.Choi@Baruch.cuny.edu. To participate in the Thursday group, please send an email to Kai Lin Fu at Kailin.Fu@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Wednesdays: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
In light of the recent events of racial violence and injustice towards Blacks and the outcry for support, the Baruch College Counseling Center would like to invite you to join Black Mental Health Matters. These support sessions aim to foster and support the growth, networking, collaboration, success, and well-being of Black Students. If you are interested in finding a safe space to meet and talk with others who may have similar experiences as Black students, then this group is for you. The sessions will be led by two Black Psychologists, Dr. Jael Amador and Dr. Gary Dillon, who work from a social justice and multicultural framework.
To participate in these support sessions, send an email to Dr. Jael Amador at Jael.Amador@baruch.cuny.edu from your Baruch student email account and we will send you the Zoom link.
Join us for our second Virtual Baruch and Beyond Roundtable on November 10 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. focused on Social Justice! Take advantage of the chance to speak with alumni experts who:
- Provide services and advocate for marginalized groups through their work in government, nonprofit, and corporate worlds
- Help craft, advise, and lobby for progressive legislation to help change systemic injustices
- Tackle topics such as criminal justice reform, immigrant rights, healthcare reform and more!
Register on Zoom
Let’s Read & Talk about Ijeoma Oluo’s work. Book talk moderated by Elizabeth Merrick on November 12, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Please register on Zoom.
The New York Collegiate Institute is looking for 12 of the best and brightest Black male sophomores in NYC to participate in an academic year long program where you will meet business leaders, elected officials, learn how to network with public and private sector leaders, explore professions you have not been exposed to, and hone your aspirations. Meetings will take place on alternating Saturdays throughout the academic year. Participants will receive a stipend for each meeting they attend. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. Learn more on The Institute’s website.
ARC facilities remain closed through December 31. Visit BaruchAthletics.com for more information.
Learn how to navigate the online class environment like a pro! Students can take the self-paced Blackboard-based course, “Are You Ready?” to learn all about technology requirements, online learning etiquette, and more. Log into Blackboard to get started.
Access the “Are You Ready?” Online Readiness Tool
1. Visit bbhosted.cuny.edu
2. Log into Blackboard using your CUNYfirst credentials
3. Look for the course under “My Organizations”
The Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn webinar series this Fall 2020 can take your business aspirations to the next level. Use every opportunity you have! Grab some lunch, sit back, and learn something new during your lunch hour! Register today on the Baruch website!
It is an especially difficult time for many students, and SNAP can be a helpful resource. SNAP can assist with eligibility screenings, initial applications, re certifications, and other SNAP matters. We have English and Spanish-speaking staff and can use interpreter services for clients who speak other languages. In addition, we have staff members who can assist with healthcare, housing, and benefit concerns. Currently, our services are all offered over the phone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested individuals can call our intake line at 212-218-0503, option 2, and leave a message.
Mark Your Calendar. The 2021-2022 FAFSA will be available on October 1st, at studentaid.gov. Don’t forget to obtain or retrieve your Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov to sign the 2020-2021 FAFSA electronically; If dependent, at least one of your parents will need one, too. Baruch’s Federal Code is 007273. The NYS TAP (NY residents only) code is 1409
To learn about contributing your student group materials to the Baruch College Archives, on the Baruch College website.
Get On Board With A 25% Discount For NJ TRANSIT Mobile Student Monthly Passes. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to purchase a rail, bus, or light rail mobile student monthly pass at 25% off the regular monthly pass price, when they enroll online through NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile Student program. Sign Up for your NJ TRANSIT Mobile pass today! For more information, contact Brandy Peer at firstname.lastname@example.org.