Student Life And Recreation
Mark Stevenson, M.S., Director
TBA, Associate Director
Alena Costume, M.P.H., Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness
Dan Hill, M.A., Coordinator, Fitness Center and Programs
Clarence Jones, MS, Coordinator, Campus Programs
Amanda Traynor, Coordinator, Intramurals and Club Sports
TBA, Greek Life Coordinator
Landon Student Union, 112
Web address: https://www.barry.edu/recreation-wellness/
The Office of Student Life and Recreation is committed to the mission of Barry University and the Division of Mission and Student Engagement. The guiding philosophy of the department recognizes that the development of the whole student is achieved through in-class and out-of-class learning opportunities and experiences provided through programs designed to enhance cultural, intellectual, leadership, personal, and professional development. When afforded these opportunities for learning and growing, students will graduate from the institution with a better understanding of themselves and their peers, as it relates to their organizations, chosen professions and responsibilities as part of a larger community.
The services include the Student Government Association, student organizations, student programs and events, club and organization governance, fraternity and sorority life and, commuter student resources.
The staff, through the implementation of student development theories in a variety of instructional settings, assists students in developing environments which enhance diversity, promote ethical and moral development, encourage civic engagement, promote the establishment of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and provide leadership and experiential learning opportunities.
COMMUTER STUDENT RESOURCES
A variety of programs and services are offered to enhance the commuter experience by broadening the students' knowledge of opportunities, events, and services that will assist them during their college career. The office offers programs such as commuter appreciation days and a variety of different services including carpooling and commuting alternative programs, Commuter Student lounge with amenities, information on commuter spots on campus, locker rentals, and student discounted Metro- bus passes and parking decals, and information on commuter meal plans.
CAMPUS EVENTS & PROGRAMMING
While academics will be a major focus of your college career, the Office of Student Life at Barry University believes that a complete college education requires involvement in activities, events, and programs outside the classroom. Therefore, the office plays a major role in the social and educational programming throughout the campus.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB)
CAB is a University Funded Organization (UFO), with the Student Government Association, which develops, coordinates and presents many of the campus wide programs, trips, and events. It strives to provide dynamic and diverse programs and events that meet the needs and interests of the Barry University student community. Programs include evening entertainment such as bands, comedians, talent shows, and game shows. Large scale and/or traditional programs include: Weekly and Monthly events, themed programming and the all-white attire party Glo and Resolution. Annual holiday trips to Florida theme parks are scheduled as well as trips to local attractions.
Homecoming is a weeklong celebration of traditional events, fun activities and competitions. Competitions between clubs and organizations, residence halls, and student-organized teams also traditionally take place during the week, with such favorites as The Golf Cart Parade, Bonfire, Talent Show, Powder Puff Football and the Popular Boat Races.
For more information regarding campus events and programming at Barry University, please contact the Office of Student Life located in Landon Student Union 202, call 305-899-3961 or email: email@example.com
The Office of Student Life and Mission and Student Engagement recognize student leaders for their positive contributions to campus life by hosting an annual leadership awards banquet held in April. This program is designed to emphasize the importance of student leaders and recognize outstanding individuals, student organizations and advisors for their leadership contributions to Barry University.
CAMPUS CLUBS AND STUDENT GROUPS
Student organizations at Barry University contribute to the overall development of leadership and community development. In an effort to develop student involvement and engagement, students are encouraged to join different groups or create their own.
The Greek organizations for men and women of Barry University are founded upon the principles of developing quality leaders through social justice and selfless service, high social standards, academic excellence, leadership, and the maintenance of healthy and responsible bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood.
Greek affiliation is an excellent way to enhance your college career. Barry's fraternities and sororities encourage interpersonal, academic, moral, ethical, and professional development through a wide range of leadership and involvement opportunities.
The Barry University Greek community includes:
- Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity
- Alpha Phi International Sorority
- Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity
For more information regarding Greek Life at Barry University, please contact the Office of Student Life and Recreation, located in Landon Student Union, 202, call 305-899-3088 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This part of the Office of Student Life and recreation,provides the entire Barry University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of formal and informal activities that promote the development of active lifetime patterns for health maintenance, weight management, stress reduction, chronic disease prevention, and long-term well-being. Our activities encompass team sports, individual and dual sports, wellness/fitness, as well as competitive and noncompetitive activities. In addition to the obvious benefits of physical fitness, participants will also improve their skills, acquire new and lifelong leisure time skills, and gain social and ethical qualities (cooperation, trust, regard for others, etc.) from our programs. Programs support an integrated body, mind, and spirit approach that rounds out the total campus experience for students by providing healthy and active alternatives for out-of-class leisure hours, as well as opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in exercise and wellness activities.” And the best part of it all, is that all of our programs are FREE!!
Intramural sports provide opportunities for perennial favorites such as flag football, softball, soccer, basketball, ping-pong, volleyball, and dodgeball amongst a few other. All intramural sports are held on the Miami Shores campus. Sports are broken up into recreational and competitive division, so no experience is necessary. Just grab some friends and sign-up! www.imleagues.com/barry
Sport club offerings give students an opportunity to participate in organized sport activities which are separate from Barry's NCAA-monitored intercollegiate programs. Active clubs include Cheer and Basketball. For more information stop by the Campus Recreation & Wellness office in Landon 112.
Open Recreational Activities Include nightly pick-up basketball and volleyball games in the HSC gymnasium. Use of the athletic fields for soccer, kickball and Lacrosse and Flag Football. Ping Pong is offered daily in the Landon Atrium and the varsity tennis complex gives students access to the courts. All participants are required to present a valid Barry ID for all CRW activities and equipment rentals.
The Fitness Center
The Landon Student Union houses a Fitness Center which serves as the showpiece for CRW and is available for all members of the Barry University community to use. It provides an environment for individuals who want to concentrate on muscular development, flexibility training, power enhancement, endurance building, or even rehabilitative therapy. This facility gives CRW increased programming flexibility and options, improves campus health awareness, and provides a great benefit to the Barry University community. We also provide one-on-one personal training sessions.
Some features include:
- Over 20 cardiovascular machines (treadmills, elliptical, stair climbers, bikes, rowers).
- An entire programming circuit of Cybex workout machines.
- Multi-purpose workout racks.
- A full complement of free weight equipment.
- Certified and trained fitness supervisors on the floor at all times.
- Orientation and assessment opportunities for users
- Fully equipped locker rooms.
- Televisions throughout the fitness center.
Health Promotion and Wellness:
“Be Well. Be Fit. Be U. BarryUWIN!!”
ISR (Instructional activities in Sport & Recreation) are sport, fitness, and wellness classes that undergraduate students may take for either 1 or 2 credits. Faculty, staff, and graduate students may drop into any ISR class for free, except sport-specific classes. These classes are designed to enhance an individual's physical and emotional well-being. The classes range from strenuous (Body Sculpting, Zumba, Strength Training) to social (Aerobics, Spinning) to meditative (Yoga, Mind & Body, Pilates). This variety of offerings allows the Barry community to choose activities that cater to their personal health goals. Most of these classes are offered in the Miller Studio, a multi-purpose, indoor facility with wooden floors, mirrored walls, and a high-quality sound and media center.
Collaborates with the Barry University student, faculty, and staff to promote healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being and mindfulness, and foster student empowerment to achieve optimal health and academic success through eight strategic areas.
We believe that health and wellness is more than just healthy eating and exercise. We utilize the eight dimensions of wellness under SAMHSA model to inform our approach physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational, financial, and social wellness.
Key Programs Includes:
- Student Annual Wellness Fair
- Sexual Health Awareness- “Let’s Taco bout Sex”
- Wellness Expo Collaboration
- Marijuana and Vape Awareness “Munchie with MJ”
- Financial Wellness Seminar
- Nutrition Workshop
- DeStress Fest
- Safe Spring Break
Student organizations provide opportunities to enrich the academic experience of college. Students are encouraged to become actively involved in campus life and the local community by pursuing their special interests and hobbies through involvement in social and academic student organizations.
The opportunities for student involvement in campus activities are endless. There are more than 40 student organizations that meet the needs of students at Barry University. United and funded by the Student Government Association (SGA), these groups encompass a wide range of interests and welcome your participation. Registered student organizations interests include Arts, Communication/Media, Education, Governing, Honor, Medical, Multicultural, Greek, Recreational/Sports, Religious, and Service groups.
The SGA Division of Student Organizations aids students with opportunities to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes self-understanding, respect for others and acknowledgement of responsibilities inherent in a community. Each semester leadership seminars are hosted for organization executive officers and general members to develop their group's productivity.
LIST OF CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
American Association of Women Podiatrists-Through our association, AAWP provides information, resources, support and camaraderie to member podiatric physicians, students and residents studying or interested in podiatric medicine, those concerned with the foot health of a woman and women just like you. As a related organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the premier professional organization representing the nation's podiatrists, our goal is to communicate, inform, network/connect, and support our members as well as women throughout our community.
Biomedical Sciences Society (BMS Society) - The purpose of this organization is to help students become better prepared for the rigors of Medical, Dental and other professional schools. Through academic and social events, including mock interviews, shadowing experiences and a large amount of community service, we give students the tools needed to go on to Medical or Dental School and be successful. Through community service projects and various outreach events, students gain invaluable support with career planning, applications, and their class curriculum. BMS’s dedication to service has consistently been recognized by numerous awards and it thrives to continue this tradition. Located at the Hollywood Campus only.
Barry Model United Nations (MUN) - Members of the Model United Nations will promote the mandates of the United Nations, provide services for the community, build up intellectual enrichment, promote school spirit, provide opportunities for students to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically through a spirit of cooperation and mutual partnership among students, faculty, and staff as well as advocate social justice.
Barry University Student Alumni Association – The mission of the Association is to prepare future graduates for a life after commencement, enriched with personal and professional skills, connections, and experiences, as well as an everlasting bond with their alma mater developed through interactions with Barry University students, faculty, staff, and most importantly—our Alumni. The Association aims to enhance the relationship between Barry University and its future graduates by instilling a sense of pride and community amongst the current student body and constituency of alumni.
Chemistry Club - The Chemistry Club will promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of its members, will promote and maintain programs that enhance the quality of chemistry in the Barry community, and will increase knowledge of chemistry among members and the public.
Education Association (EAB) - EAB is a professional organization that provides its members with educational and charitable opportunities. Each meeting features a topic presented by a speaker who has expertise in the field. The EAB teams up with a classroom and participates in a semester long pen pal activity entitled “Barry Buddies.” Not only will you learn information about becoming a teacher that you won’t learn in the classroom, but you will make valuable relationships with other members of the program. It is easy to find a mentor and later, become one.
Minority Association of Pre-Health (MAPS) - The mission of Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.) is to guide and help minority pre-health students explore and gain insight into professional healthcare careers by coordinating and implementing informational programs, providing helpful academic resources, and organizing volunteer opportunities. MAPS will also strive to create awareness about health care disparities among minorities and work towards eliminating them.
Leaders and Advocate of Black Psychology- The purpose of this organization is to become informed and to inform others about historical and contemporary issues facing blacks in the Diaspora. Students utilize an African-centered paradigm to conduct research and create social justice activities to answer questions about how privilege, power, and international politics may contribute to prejudice, discrimination, and inequity. The goal is to empower blacks in the Diaspora and to engage students in culturally sensitive practices to prepare them to be healthy, thoughtful, and contributing citizens of the world.
Pre-Veterinary Club – The Pre-Vet Club will promote and maintain a healthy catch, spay/neuter, release program for the feral cats found on the campus of Barry University and will also be responsible for all of the stray animals that are found on or surrounding the campus area. “Bringing together all sorts of animal lovers and students interested in pursuing a career in veterinarian medicine. Here you will be exposed to volunteer opportunities and guided during your journey to veterinary school. "
Podiatric Skills Club-This club offers students an opportunity to practice valuable skills to become a podiatric physician. The club conducts monthly workshops led by DPM professors. The club will also host events that involve the Barry Community-undergrads, BMS and Health Professional Students to promote our profession in an interdisciplinary manner.
Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) - The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), founded in 2011, is a student-founded and student-run investment research and management organization. The SMIF has been supported by Barry University’s Board of Trustees, who has allocated monies from the University’s endowment as the corpus of the funds for the SMIF to invest. Consistent with Barry University’s mission, SMIF has two primary purposes. First, to provide experiential education where students learn the many and varied practical uses and applications of the classroom theories, concepts, principles of security research, and valuation. Students also learn the design, construction, and management of portfolios of securities. This experiential education is provided via real-time and first-hand experiences. SMIFs second purpose is to contribute to community well-being by providing financial literacy programs through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships, via real-time, firsthand experiences.
Student Social Work Association (SSWA) - The Student Social Work Association aims to support and strengthen the School of Social Work, improve professionalism for students, enhance the educational process, promote communications among students, faculty and staff, local community, and form a continuing network upon support network for active members and vow to uphold the NASW Code of ethics.
Sports Medicine Club - The Sports Medicine Club members provide knowledge and support to all students aspiring to be Certified Athletic Trainers, as well as those interested in exploring what this career offers.
Sport and Performance Psychology Club- This organization conducts research and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas within the field of Sport Psychology, foster experiences that will increase the members’ understanding the field of Sport Psychology, foster professional development within the field of Sport Psychology, and to assist faculty in orienting new students into the program.
Students for Sports Management- The purpose of this organization is to prepare students for a life within the spots industry through enrichment activities for personal and professional skills, connections, and experiences, as well as an everlasting bond with one another as careers develop.
TED x BarryU- This organization partners with TEDxTalks in order to bring guest speakers to campus to interact with students. Speakers inform students on various topics ranging from Emotional Intelligence to Robotics and everything in between.
Bahamian Student Association (BAHA) - BAHA members will unite the Bahamian population at Barry University and educate the student body on the diverse and complex culture of the Bahamian people by hosting cultural events not only consisting of Bahamian students but, also other cultural organizations in the Barry community, provide a stable 'home away from home' environment for all members, advocate their rights and interests of the Bahamian students of varying disciplines, as well as assist with the orientation process of the Bahamian students entering Barry University.
Black Student Union (BSU) - The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to provide and maintain a voice for students of color. The club shall stimulate unity, respect and self-consciousness. It will also provoke awareness of local, national, and international issues of interest to the Black community. The Black Student Union participates in the social and political aspects of the Black community whiling serving as a positive influence in the academic community of the Barry University campus. Lastly, the club shall serve as an organizational base from which concerns and needs of Black students can be addressed in the most efficient manner.
Caribbean Student Association (CSA) – The Caribbean Students Association’s purpose is to establish a bond among students of the Caribbean culture on campus, and to promote and inform the Barry community about the richness and diversity in the Caribbean diaspora. We open our membership to students of all cultures so they may share in fellowship with us so we can all grow and learn together to build a better tomorrow. Our more popular club events include weekly general meetings with fun cultural edification activities, beach days, the annual FCSA Conference, collaborations with other campus organizations, and participation in the Center for Student Involvement Barry University organized events.
Haitian Student Organization - HSO members promote Haitian Culture, provide services for the community, build up intellectual enrichment, promote school spirit, provide opportunities for students to develop intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically through a spirit of cooperation and mutual partnership among students, faculty, and staff. HSO San Kesyon!
Latin American Student Association (LASA) - Members of LASA are determined to define their Hispanic heritage in American political and social context. Acknowledging that 2,418 students enrolled at Barry are Hispanics, LASA will promote the Latin American culture and enhance cultural diversity on campus as well as work together to empower their community and contribute to the welfare of society.
Saudi Buc’s Club (SBC) - Saudi Buc’s Club is an important mean of introducing Saudi history, civilization, and culture to the American society through its various activities its cultural, social, sports and media programs. Its objective is to consolidate and strengthen social relations among Saudi students during their stay in U.S. Moreover, it helps new scholarship students get to know and adapt to life in the American society as well as the student community in Barry University.
Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity - Each Alpha Delta Gamma member is provided with the opportunity to reach his full potential through the five S's: community services, scholarship, spirituality, school spirit and social events. ADG's strive for friendship, even beyond their college years. The Psi Chapter of Alpha Delta Gamma has been a strong force on the Barry University campus for many years.
Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity - Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting each other in lifelong achievement. We are an international sorority with over 170 collegiate chapters across North America. Our values include scholarship, sisterhood, service, loyalty, leadership, and character development. Our main focus is supporting Women's Heart Health. We put on various events throughout the year to raise money for Women's Heart Health.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Gamma Xi Chapter - Lambda Theta Phi will serve as a source of support for students and professionals in pursuit of an education or career while promoting Latin unity.
Order of Omega - Order of Omega is an honor society for members of Greek organizations. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of Greeks at each institution. Order of Omega now has over 500 chapters in the United States and Canada, and over 200,000 members!
Beta Beta Beta Honor Society - Beta Beta Beta is the national biology honorary society. Biology majors who have achieved an overall college grade point average of 2.75 and 2.00 grade point average in biology qualify for membership. The purpose of Beta is to form an honor society for students of the biological sciences and thereby to stimulate sound scholarship, to promote the dissemination of scientific truth, and to encourage investigation in the life sciences.
Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society- Chi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for higher education and student affairs graduate students and professionals. The three pillars of our organization are academics, research, and service to the profession, and we strive to uphold and honor our pillars in all that we do.
National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) - The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society in which students are selected for membership based on academic standing. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills. Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (PAD) - Members will form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society - Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society which aims to advance the study of literature, to encourage worthwhile reading, to promote the mastery of written expression, and to foster a spirit of intellectual comradeship among students of the English language and literature.
College Democrats - The purpose shall be to stimulate political thought and activity among the college students of Barry University, promote interest in governmental affairs, and further the philosophy and goals of the Democratic Party.
College Republicans - The College Republicans will invigorate and maintain the political participation of Barry University students, faculty, and friends across all levels, with a preference for voters that indicate an approval for the club's platform, will make known the goals and ideals of the Republican National Party to the student body of Barry University, and to represent the interests of the Barry University student body to the Republican Party and the FFCR, will create and maintain close and active bonds with Republican members of government at the local, state, and national level as well as fellow members of the Republican Party across the state and country, and will develop political skills and leadership abilities among members as preparation for future service by them to the community and to the party.
BarryTones- BarryTones aims to bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a love for music.
Diamonds Dance Team - The Dance Team aims to promote school spirit, strive for excellence in dance and to set an academic and behavioral example for fellow students. The dance team will strive to develop and perfect dance skills as they relate to the promotion of dance as a fine art. The Dance Team will represent Barry University appropriately at athletic events and school functions, as well as competitive dance events and performances. Good sportsmanship and conduct will be stressed at all times.
Euphoric Vibez- Euphoric Vibez organizes events to help students express themselves through spoken word and poetry.
Island VYBZ Dance Team - Island Vybz Dance Team is a group of talented individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds. Our dancers come together to enlighten the Barry University community on how we dance and differ from the generally perceived notion of a dancer. Our dances range from Soca, Dancehall, Salsa, Bachata, hip hop and even ballet. Island Vybz is also an extension organization of the Caribbean Student Association. Our dance team competes at the Florida Caribbean Student Association's Talent Competition and performs widely between on campus events such as moonlight madness, involvement fairs and any event requested to dance for. We are also requested off campus to participate in Miami Carnival, perform at Jerk festivals and to be a part of the Miami Flash Mob. If a wide range of dancing is what you are looking for, Island Vybz is the dance team for you.
Remembering Unity Singing in Harmony (RUSH) - R.U.S.H (Remembering Unity Singing in Harmony) is an organization formed for musicians, singers and people who simply love music to join together and enjoy singing with each other. The organization sings all genres of music from Gospel to African and performs for local and school events. This organization is special because it's only one of two musical clubs at Barry University. Its members are from all majors and this gives each of them the opportunity not to just meet new people but to do what they love on the campus they love as well.
Cheer Club – Influenced by the spirit of the student body and traditions of Barry University, the focus of this organization encourages and devote school spirit and offer support to all Barry University athletic teams, the student body, and student organizations. The goals of this organization shall be to express, promote, enlighten, influence, and captivate the audience through usage of performances, chants and cheers, pep rallies, and campus involvement through Athletics and the Center for Student Involvement. This organization shall be used to help its members build stronger characters, provide structure, improve social skills, time management, leadership capabilities and to provide academic assistance to all members of this organization.
Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI-Buc’s Campus Club)- Working closely with a nonprofit organization called the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, the WBHI - Buc's Campus Club strives to create a culture of health and wellness among our college community. We do this by educating as many people as possible about the importance of breast and heart health. Not only do we hold events for the students and faculty every semester where we offer screenings, information, and more-- we also go out into our community of Miami and sign up women (who often do not have other means) for free mammograms, heart screenings, and wellness days where they learn tips on how to properly take care of themselves and how to most effectively prevent these diseases. We want to help as many women as possible detect breast cancer and heart disease while it is still treatable and beatable. We want the word to spread so that everyone knows that prevention is the key!
Wild Bucs Basketball Club-This organization offers students who love the sport of basketball to participate in the sport even if they are not members of the varsity basketball team.
Zen Academy- Namaste is translated as “my soul recognizes your soul.” Zen Academy is a peaceful avenue in a fast-paced world. The mission is to create a serene plane of intimacy, community, relaxation, and self-love.
College for Christ (CFC) – College for Christ are a group of individuals who have chosen to follow the lifestyle of Jesus and be known as Christians to teach others about the love of Jesus. College for Christ is designed for students to engage in community and fellowship in response to the love of Jesus Christ. The Barry Community is welcomed to learn about the love of Jesus and what it means to grow as believers in Christ. People yearn for something desirable in life. When times get tough, one must lean on something to progress through life. Leaning in Jesus is what we believe in. His love is the topic of discussion.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes-As the Fellowship of Christian Athletes we hope to see the world impacted for Christ on the Barry University Campus. We welcome al students whatever their denomination or faith tradition to join our gatherings for prayer, reflection and fellowship. As athletes we compete every day and we let the glory be God’s.
Jewish Life @ Barry- The purpose of this club is to create a Jewish presence at Barry and allow all students to take part and gain knowledge and appreciation for the Jewish religion and culture.
Accessibility Services Student Association - The mission of A.S.A is to educate members, and Barry University community at large, about issues students with disabilities face on campus (and the general community) through a variety of activities and events in collaboration with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) as well as other clubs/orgs on campus. A.S.A. is comprised of peers (with and without disabilities) and aims to help alleviate the possible fear of stigmatization, while promoting the idea of inclusion for all students.
Ignite Club - Ignite is an organization that calls for members from all faculties of Barry University to come together in a movement of social justice and social change within the immediate Barry community or others as seen fit by the faculty advisor and the Executive board. The club’s purpose is to organize events that focus on local and global social justice issues like poverty, domestic violence, racism, worker’s rights, and other forms of inequality and injustice. This a STUDENT DRIVEN organization that collaborates with Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Science Honor Society and other organizations such as No More Tears and College Brides Walk.
Medicine, Education and community Development (MEDlife) - MEDlife is a secular, volunteer-run global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. We seek to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals from poor communities working to improve their access to MEDs: medicine, education, and community development.
Military Appreciation Club- Serves the greater community by supporting troops overseas and veterans by writing, collecting, and sending letters to them, attending events that support them, and bringing overall awareness to the issues that they face.
Student/Farmworker Alliance Chapter- This organization presents an opportunity for students to learn about injustices within the industrial agricultural system, with students serving as allies in ending farmworker abuse.
Buccaneer Book Club- The purpose of this organization is to gather like-minded students around campus who enjoy reading to discuss books.
Females Exceling and Maximizing in Achievement through Leadership, Excellence and Success (FEMALES) – This is a club for the young ladies of the university and geared toward women's empowerment. The club strives to create dialogue regarding today's society as it relates to women's issues, as well as collaborate with clubs within and outside of the university to benefit the surrounding community.
Gaming Club- The Gaming Club hopes to further enhance the Barry Community by bringing together students who enjoy video games.
Green Team - The purpose of this club is to educate students, staff, and faculty on environmental issues, improve environmental practices on campus and in the community, and sponsor environmental affairs and events.
Practice Respect Individuality Diversity Empowerment (PRIDE) - Members of P.R.I.D.E. will provide empowerment and education on the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity. Stands against hate crimes, promote awareness as well as partake in the fight for equal rights. Furthermore, members will provide a safe haven and social network for members of the GLBTQ community.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) – Barry University’s student-run organization, Residence Hall Association (RHA), mission is to improve the quality of life of resident students and impact their time at the university. Through event planning, improvement initiatives, public safety campaigns, and state-wide philanthropy, RHA provides students with a voice to create positive change during their time at Barry. Your home, your voice, RHA.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) - Each members of VSO will provide a support system on campus for veteran students to achieve their academic goals here at Barry. Furthermore, members will provide a means for social interaction and an outlet to share experience and information beneficial to veterans.
TV & Film Club- Members of thisbelieve that the camera is an equalizer. In that they are able to film the truth in a realistic and honest way that allows us to explore our society and daily interactions. This organization stands for the truth in the daily lives of the Barry community and its fellow students.
Student Government Association (SGA) - Student Government gives every undergraduate student the chance to practice and develop leadership skills while representing their peers and improving the university and student life. Students involved in SGA have the chance to interact with the university administration and faculty and work in a collaborative manner to better Barry University. SGA members are respected as leaders of the student body and are an important part in the decision-making for the university.
Student Government Association Division of Campus Activities – The Student Government’s Division of Campus Activities, known as the Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB is a University Funded Organization within the Student Government Association, which develops, coordinates and presents many of the campus wide programs, trips, and events. It strives to provide dynamic and diverse programs and events that meet the needs and interests of the Barry University student community. Programs include evening entertainment such as musical events, comedians, talent shows, and game shows. Large scale and/or traditional programs include: Weekly and Monthly events, themed programming and the all-white attire party Glo and Resolution. Annual holiday trips to Florida theme parks are scheduled as well as trips to local attractions. CAB information can be located in Landon Student Union 202.
Student Government Association Division of Greek Life – The Student Government’s Division of Greek Life, once known as the All Greek Council (AGC), promotes the values of Barry University, which include scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and Greek unity. The division provides programs that foster personal, scholastic, social, leadership, brotherhood/sisterhood development amongst member organizations and their members, promote and survey the interests of the university’s fraternities and sororities, facilitate communication and cooperation among member organizations, delegates, presidents and university administration, faculty, student body, other student organizations, and the greater Miami Shores community. It also act as a forum for discussion of ideas and questions of mutual interest and presents to the member organizations recommendations that the SGA deems fit, promotes the Greek life by informing university members, non-Greek students and the Miami Shores community of the merits and accomplishments of the Greek community, and serve as the governing body for the Barry University Greek Community.
Student Government Association Division of Student Organizations – The Student Government’s Division of Student Organizations, once known as the Student Organization Council (SOC), provides oversight of all recognized clubs and organizations, coordinate co-curricular activities of the recognized clubs and organizations, provide leadership during activities, develop a spirit of unity with the clubs and organizations, represent all recognized clubs and organizations when required and provide for organized management of clubs and organizations for improvement of education and the enlightenment of the entire Barry University community.