As a Baruch Scholar in a the Honors Program I have been given the gift of a fully paid tuition. To me this means two things: on the one hand, I am one of the fortunate students that will leave college without owning a huge debt: on the other hand, I am left with a social responsibility to the community that has taken care of my tuition. In a way, this social responsibility has become my debt and just any other debt, it is my duty to pay it off. At first I felt that the Honors Program promotes us to do community service to repay this debt and that our role in Baruch was to set a higher standard for ever other student. Yes, we are held to a higher standard than every other student and of course it is still a medium through which we can all give back, but now in my eyes, community service has become more of a rite of passage that all students must go through. It is an experience that we all will share together. Coming from a high school that did not require community service, I have personally never done any form of community service and I never actually understood how much of a big deal it was. Now that I am apart of a culture that promotes it and stresses its importance, I can see what I had missed out on and I am grateful to the Baruch Scholars Honors Program for yet another reason.