My role in Baruch and the broader community as a Baruch Scholar is that of a student who gets to go to school for free because of his academic achievements and his academic potential. This role defines me and as well as other students to be as academically ambitious as possible and to give back as much as possible to the community. However, I feel my own personal role in Baruch should be to set a motivational role to peers and friends to show them that I am making full use of everything the Honors Program is offering to me. The culture of service the Honors Program promotes can actually greatly affect a student’s life. We have all received a free Mac Book as a gift from the program, not to mention the full academic scholarship. They top it off with 100 dollars for printing services as well. However, these perks are not all that the Honors Program offers. They offer us ways to reach out, to go beyond our comfort zones and into other peoples. They offer us ways for us to advance ourselves, for example, if we need a job or internship, the STARR career development center is there to help. If we need help on a paper due the next day, the writing center is available. If we want to travel and study in a different country, there are grants and scholarships available through the Honors Program. And most importantly, they are also giving us chances to give back to the community, chances for us to help others since the program has helped and given so much to so many of us. The culture of service the Honors Program promotes is something one can only describe as self-less, caring, and giving; the definition of community. The Baruch Honors community is truly one that works around and for the students, and in turn, we should adopt their giving ways and give back to others as much as we can.