Student Leadership Opportunities
Student Leadership Weekend
Leadership Weekend is a student retreat that combines learning about leadership and practicing leadership outside of the classroom. This is an immersion experience where students explore their values, improve communication, and participate in team building and group decision making. At the end of Leadership Weekend, students will be able to make connections between various leadership experiences and begin to develop their unique leadership style.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-essential university-related international and domestic travel is suspended until further notice. This includes all CUNY-sponsored student international and domestic travel, and non-credit travel under the auspices of CUNY or any CUNY college or student organization.
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 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. Learn more at the links below:
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.