De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership

Barry University prepares graduates to become 21st century leaders, advocates for social change, and active citizens in their communities. The De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership (DCEL) empowers students to lead through a social justice lens that is grounded in Barry University's Mission and Core Commitments.

Opportunities in leadership education, mentoring, conferences, speakers, and retreats are offered each semester to build professional skills, foster ethical decision-making, and inspire students to get involved in organizations and causes they are passionate about. All students are invited to discover their passion and leadership potential through programs such as the Emerging Leaders Program, Ethical Leadership Conferences, and Leadership Adventure.

Ethical leadership encompasses five traits:

  • Respect and Service
  • Justice
  • Honesty
  • Building Community

Theories on leadership and ethics focus on two main things: actions of leaders and their character. Using the traits listed above, our leadership programming focuses on exciting opportunities to develop ethical leaders that have the ability to impact the Barry University community and beyond.

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