Student Organizations

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 60 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

Academic Organizations

American Marketing Association (AMA) - AMA at Barry University is this institution’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association - the largest marketing association in North America for students, professionals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching, and study of marketing worldwide. The AMA provides members with the tools needed in order to thrive as business professionals and successful marketers.

Business Leader's Association (BLA) - The Business Leader’s Association will serve Barry University students who are interested in careers in business, as well as to develop the leadership and organizational abilities of its members.

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.

English Association - The English Association is a group of students with a love for books, movies, writing, and other forms of artistic expression. We bring students together in an informal setting to discuss a variety of topics related to the humanities. We hope you will join us in expressing our passion for creativity.

Forensic Psychology Club - The Forensic Psychology Club is an organization that represents the Forensic Psychology specialization that is within the Psychology Department. This club wants to create an organization that is open to work alongside those who are not only part of the Forensic Psychology specialization, but as well as interested in Forensic Psychology. We want to provide an environment where students can engage in activities related to Forensic Psychology, along with gaining experience of the field. As a club we are also very willing to work with our members in any research they would like to conduct, and of course participate in; we want to create an environment where the member’s interest in Forensic Psychology is recognized, acknowledged, and rewarded.

Graduate Association of Students in Psychology (GASP) - Members in GASP will create an open environment that attracts, develops, and rewards highly professional and effective people, as well as support services to the South Florida community.

Philosophy Club - Philosophy Club members will provide students interested in the study of philosophy with a venue in which to learn more about the discipline as well as the opportunity to engage in philosophical reasoning and dialogue with their peers.

Psychology Club - Psychology Club’s goal is to provide psychology students (and all others who are interested) with a safe environment to share their ideas, explore and research topics of their interests. The club also provides its members with the chance to socialize and support one another; the club is extremely active in the community and promotes the importance of service learning among its members.

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.

Psychology Club - This organization aims to educate its members, as well as the Barry University community as a whole, about the various fields of psychology. This is done by creating various forums that have professionals from various fields lecturing about the discipline. Additionally, the chairpersons of different graduate programs will hold seminars on applying to graduate programs and professional development. In keeping with the university’s mission of learning, reflecting and serving, the Psychology Club will also provide services to the community. Lastly, forums will be conducted to raise awareness on the campus and in the community about social justice issues that take pace locally, nationally, and internationally.

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.

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, first hand experiences.

Cultural

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 Intercultural Association (HICA) - HICA 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.

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.

Greek Life

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 - Each Alpha Phi member promotes the growth of character, of unity of feeling, of sisterly affection and of social communion among its members. And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend a helping hand to one another.

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity - 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.

Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority - We are a dynamic, principled, passionately committed group of women who define ourselves not by our distinct differences, but by what we have in common. Our mission is to inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood.

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!

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi Honor Society - Alpha Chi is a national, coeducational honor society open to juniors and seniors from all academic disciplines with a 3.70 grade point average and exemplary character. The society encourages sound scholarship and devotion to truth, not only among its members but also among all the students on campuses on which there are chapters.

Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society - Alpha Mu Gamma is the national collegiate foreign language honor society which recognizes excellence in achievement in foreign languages as well as in the student's overall scholastic program. In addition to encouraging the study of foreign languages, members work towards the realization of friendship, enlightenment, and sympathetic understanding of other peoples and cultures.

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 Iota Honor Society - Chi Sigma Iota is the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society which was established on January 1, 1985 by representatives of the Counselor Education training program at Ohio University and leaders in the U.S. counseling profession. The formation of an honor society was seen as a fruitful avenue to provide a much needed link between students, educators, practitioners and administrators in various counseling settings. The purpose of Chi Sigma Iota, International is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.

Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society - Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national Catholic honor society for men and women. It is open to juniors and seniors who have a 3.50 grade point average, have helped to foster intellectual activities, and who demonstrate leadership in their respective disciplines. Scholarships are available to members for the senior year and graduate study.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society - Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society that recognizes outstanding student performance in chemistry. A nominee must have a 3.00 average in a minimum of 16 credits of chemistry and an overall GPA of at least 3.00. Membership is open to chemistry majors and other science majors who meet the above minimum requirements. Those who do not meet the membership requirements are still welcome to attend meetings and participate in the chapter activities.

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society - Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education, invites to membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and distinction of achievement in the field of professional education. Qualifications for undergraduates include full junior status, at least twelve semester hours of professional education, and a 3.50 grade point average. Graduate students must have at least twelve semester hours of graduate work in professional education completed at Barry and a 3.70 grade point average in graduate courses.

Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society - Kappa Gamma Pi a national Catholic honor society, is open to graduating seniors who have a 3.70 grade point average or better and an outstanding record of academic excellence and service leadership while in college. As candidates, they pledge to continue to provide examples of scholarship, leadership and service in their personal and professional lives. This commitment is the difference that distinguishes nomination to Kappa Gamma Pi as the most relevant and prestigious award on campus.

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society - Lambda Pi Eta is the national communication honor society. Among its goals, Lambda Pi Eta promotes interest in the field of communication as well as encourage the professionalism of its student members. Qualifications include: full-time status with a major or minor in Communication, minimum of 60 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better, and a minimum of 12 semester hours in Communication with a GPA of at least 3.25.

Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. It is composed of students and professors elected to membership because of excellence in the study or the writing of history. Its objectives are to promote the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching, publication, and exchanges of learning among historians. To carry out its objectives, Phi Alpha Theta holds biennial conventions and offers awards for scholarly achievement.

Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society - Phi Delta Kappa is an international association of professional educators. Its mission is to promote quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life.

Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society - Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation or safety. Membership is open to persons interested in the purpose of the Fraternity and in providing time and energy for the benefit of the areas which include: physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performances, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society - Phi Eta Sigma is a National Honor Society for men and women open to freshmen with a 3.50 grade point average. Students will be inducted into the society during the annual Honors Convocation.

Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society - Pi Gamma Mu was founded in 1924 by the deans of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and of Southwestern College of Kansas. It is the oldest, largest and most significant of the honor societies concerned with the social sciences. The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to foster excellence in the social sciences and to promote cooperation among them. The motto of the society is; Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. An individual may be invited or may petition to join Pi Gamma Mu when he/she is a junior, senior or graduate student in the upper 35 percent of the class, has at least 20 semester hours in social science and has a grade point average of 3.00 or better.

Psi Chi Honor Society - Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology. Second semester juniors and seniors who have a 3.50 grade point average are eligible for membership.

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.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society - Sigma Theta Tau is an international honor society in nursing. The purpose of this society is to recognize superior scholastic achievement and professional leadership in the field of nursing. Membership is open to juniors, seniors and RN-BSNs in the top third of their class.

Sigma Xi Honor Society - Sigma Xi is an international research honor society. The mission of the society is to honor scientific accomplishments, to encourage and to enhance worldwide appreciation and support of original investigation in science and technology, and to foster worldwide a creative and dynamic interaction among science, technology and society. The fields of activity for the society are the pure and applied sciences, including the physical sciences, life and agricultural sciences, earth sciences, medical sciences, mathematics and engineering. Individuals are invited to join the society if they have demonstrated noteworthy achievement as an original investigator or have shown aptitude for research through initial research achievement. Over 170 members have received the Nobel Prize.

Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society - Theta Alpha Kappa is a national honor society in theology which promotes of excellence and scholarship in the fields of religious studies and religious education. It is open to persons of all faiths. Members are encouraged to provide scholarly lectures and contribute articles for national publication.

Medical Organizations

American Medical Students Association (AMSA) – AMSA aims is to promote active improvement in medical education, involve its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine, assist in the improvement and understanding of world health problems and contribute to the welfare of pre-medical students.

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.

Forensic Podiatry Club – The purpose of the Forensic Podiatry Club is to: bring together DPM Candidates of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, in order to share a common goal of understanding forensic podiatry and its applications; place emphasis on the field of forensic podiatry and how it relates to other aspects of podiatry; explore the field of forensic podiatry via discussions and workshops, and; develop and initiate research ideas and methods within forensic podiatry.

Minority Association of Pre-Health (MAPS) - The members of MAPS commit themselves to develop workable programs for the preparation of students entering health-related careers, sponsor programs for at-risk youth to encourage their entrance into health professions, and raise health career interests of African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and other students from under-represented populations. They strive to maintain an atmosphere in which academic excellence and ethical principles are upheld.

Nursing Students Association (NSA) - The purpose of this association shall be: to help prepare nursing students for the role of registered professional nurse; provide leadership and mentoring for junior nursing students; to promote and encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities and to provide a mechanism for BU nursing students to have direct input into standards of nursing education and to have influence in the educational process.

Physician Assistant Student Association (PASA) - The student organization for the Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences (BUSGMS), Physician Assistant Program (BUPAP), in order to unite into one organization all of the students attending BUPAP. To stimulate greater interest in and a better understanding of the role of the Physician Assistant (PA), to effectuate fellowship among students, faculty, administration, and practitioners, to afford a means of association with the students of other PA programs.

Pre-Dental Club - The purpose of the Pre-Dental Club is to provide a forum for education about dental school and the application process; to provide a support group for those who are interested in exploring dental school as a form of continuing education and dentistry in general; to create networking opportunities amongst dental school faculty and Club members; to provide volunteer and service opportunities to help the greater community.

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.

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.

Student National Podiatric Medical Association - Student National Podiatric Medical Association is a national society working to promote fellowship among all students. The association provides a channel of communication for minority students by working to establish and enhance professional relationships with other minority practitioners. In addition to providing tutorial programs and sources of financial assistance, many social activities are planned throughout the year.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) – The purpose of SOTA is to enhance the knowledge of the profession of occupational therapy through professional, educational, community, and social activities. The organization will facilitate opportunities for camaraderie among students, as well as provide meaningful, productive interaction with faculty.

Performance

Bucettes Majorettes Dance Team - The primary purpose of this majorette dance team to support our athletic teams. Bucettes are all female dancers that will enhance the school’s spirit that will introduce a new style of dance.

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.

Eclipse Fashion Society (EFS) - The purpose for this organization shall be to provide a club for students that have a love for fashion design and modeling. Programming will be provided within the club for our member to exercise their talents. The group will focus on design, styling, make-up artistry, cosmetology and modeling. We will put on high production runways shows to show case our collections.

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, Dance-hall, 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.

Political

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.

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.

Turning Point USA (TPUSA) - Turning Point USA is a student organization that exists to educate students about limited government and fiscal responsibility. With innovative messaging techniques and strategic outreach methods TPUSA is able to educate thousands of college students each day.

Service

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.

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.

Recreation/Wellness

BucLAX Lacrosse Club (BucLAX) – The purpose of the BucLAX is to bring the sport of lacrosse to Barry University’s campus. We stand for fair play, inclusive community, and healthy competition. As an organization, we hope to develop a successful Lacrosse Club that proudly represents Barry University and the university’s goals and principles.

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.

Flex Appeal – Flex Appeal creates a brotherhood which will inspire confidence as well as build up one’s mental and physical state of mind. It is a powerlifting club attempting to achieve excellence through hard work, dedication, and tenacity. The organization’s philosophy is to become bigger, become faster, and become stronger both in the gym and outside of it. By putting member’s bodies through strenuous activities in an effort to build one’s self, to become mentally strong, and to ultimately surpass what is thought about ourselves to be.

Wrestling Club – The Wrestling Club is established to help students practice and participate in the sport of amateur wrestling.

Religious

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.

Special Interest

Disability Services Student Advisory Board (DS-SAB) - The purpose of this organization is to educate its members, as well at the Barry University community at large, about the issues students with disabilities face on campus. The DS-SAB will serve as an extension of Office of Disability Services; another tool to help students advocate their needs or issues and ensure their voices are heard at Barry. The organization is composed of peers (with and (with and without disabilities) and aims to help alleviate the possible fear of stigmatization, while promoting the idea of inclusion and universal instruction of learning for all students.

Females Excelling and Maximizing in Achievement Through Leadership, Excellences and Success (FEMALES) - The purpose of this organization is to improve the image, leadership qualities, and communication skills of the Barry woman. This include creating programs and activities that will benefit the school and its student body, acting as support for the community service projects and other events presented by already established organizations on campus while developing and supporting the Sisterhood among members as well providing personal and professional opportunities to members.

Men Achieving Leadership Excellence and Success (MALES) - Members of MALES will improve the image, leadership qualities, and communication skills of the Barry man, create programs and activities that will benefit the school and its student body, act as support for the community and service projects and other events presented by already established organizations on campus, develop and support the Brotherhood among members, and provide personal and professional opportunities to members.

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.

Smart Talks - Members of Smart Talks will nurture the social environment at Barry University by providing an opportunity for students to enhance their awareness of world issues, while building communication skills, through the discussion of ideas with peers outside the classroom. As a result of these stimulating conversations, the club will nurture those willing to turn these ideas into action.

Veteran Students Association (VSO) - 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.

WBUJ Radio Station - The WBUJ Radio Club provides training in broadcasting for students and to educate and inform the Barry campus about alternative music and educational broadcasting.

Univeristy Funded Organizations

Buccaneer Newspaper - The Barry Buccaneer is the student newspaper published at the first of every month starting in September and ending in May. The Buccaneer serves as a laboratory for the journalism minors. All work, including writing, editing, advertising and design, is completed by students.

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.

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.

Residence Hall Association (RHA) - RHA promotes a favorable environment for study, relaxation, and fellowship for resident students. To this end, this council will promote and maintain wholesome and pleasant living conditions in the residence halls of Barry University. This Association will encourage better relations and more cooperation between residence halls and act as a liaison between the residents and the administration. This is a service organization for the students who reside in university housing.

Student Ambassador Team - The student ambassadors represent an integral part of the university's admissions process. They provide the vital link for those future leaders who strive to attend Barry University to further their education. They are comprised of an elite and diversified group of students. They promote leadership, friendship and understanding throughout the depths of the Barry community.

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, once known as the Campus Activities Board (CAB), was originally an advisory committee to the Center of Student Involvement designed in 1991 by the students for the students. It is a student-funded and operated unit within SGA, which plans, coordinates and presents many of the campus-wide events for students at Barry. By utilizing the students’ talents and energies, the SGA Division of Campus Activities strives to provide dynamic and diverse programs that meet the needs and interests of the students at Barry.

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.

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