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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 by the Student Organization Council (S.O.C.) and funded by the Student Government Association (S.G.A.), these groups encompass a wide range of interests and welcome your participation. Registered student organizations include Arts,

Communication/Media, Education, Governing, Honor, Medical, Multicultural, Greek, Recreational/Sports, Religious, and Service groups. The S.O.C. 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.

Arts Organizations

Communication / Media Organizations

Education Organizations

Governing Organizations

Honors Organizations

Medical Organizations

Multicultural Organizations

Recreational Organizations

Religious Organizations

Service Organizations

Arts Organizations

Opulent Image Models - To develop skills in fashion, to educate each member on the economic world of fashion, to surround and place each member in a social environment with others, to educate the underprivileged community and to hold various fashion and talent shows on the Barry University campus and local community throughout the year.

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Communication / Media Organizations

Buccaneer Newspaper - The Barry Buccaneer is the student newspaper, ranging from 8-16 pages and published at the first of every month starting in September and ending with May. The Buccaneer serves as a laboratory for the journalism minors. All work, including writing, editing, advertising and design, is completed by students.

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

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Education Organizations

American Sign Language Club - To learn American Sign Language and the deaf culture. Also, to be able to communicate within the deaf community. We also want to have students and faculty experience and interact within a new culture while promoting diversity with the Barry University community.

Master of Social Work Student Organization - The purpose of the M.S.W.S.O. is to enhance the lives of the social work students in the Master of Social Work program at Barry University by providing mentoring, advocating, and confidence though group support, while contributing to the community in practicing and upholding the National social Work Code of Ethics, (NASW).

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Governing Organizations

All Greek Council(AGC) - is the governing body of the Barry University fraternities and sororities. AGC coordinates events such as Greek Week, the All Greek Speaker, and Greek unity events. Members attend local and regional leadership conferences and provide direction and motivation for the Barry University Greek community.

Campus Activities Board - The Campus Activities Board (CAB) designed in 1991 by the students for the students. CAB is a student-funded and operated organization, open to all Barry University students, which plans, coordinates and presents many of the campus-wide events for students at Barry. By utilizing the student's talents and energies, CAB strives to provide dynamic and diverse programs that meet the needs and interests of the students at our University.

Student Government Association - 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 Student Government have the chance to interact with the University administration and faculty and work in a collaborative manner to better Barry University. Student Government members are respected as leaders of the student body, and their input is often sought in making important decisions for the University.

Student Organization Council - The purpose of the Student Organization Council shall provide oversight of all recognized clubs and organizations, to coordinate co-curricular activities of the recognized clubs and organizations, to provide leadership during activities, to develop a spirit of unity with the clubs and organizations, to represent all recognized clubs and organizations when required and to provide for organized management of clubs and organizations for improvement of education and the enlightenment of the entire Barry University and local community.

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Honors Organizations

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 biological 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 established 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, 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 encourages 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. Our 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 broadly 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 Alpha Pi -To assist college students in creating the lives they desire, by helping students discover what they truly want to do, and to give them the support and tools to achieve their goals.

Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society - Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society to advance the study of literary masterpieces, 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, has for its purpose the promotion 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.

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Medical Organizations

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management - The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) was established in 1961 to promote the study of all phases of podiatric practice management. As podiatric practice becomes increasingly more complicated and influenced by outside forces, it is the commitment of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine chapter of the AAPPM to educate each of its members with superior practice management skills so that podiatric medicine will continue to thrive in the 21st century.

American Association of Women Podiatrists - The American Association of Women Podiatrists opens its membership to all female students of podiatric medicine who are interested in advancing recognition of the profession and in obtaining financial assistance for its members.

American Medical Students Association - To promote active improvement in medical education, involving our members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine, assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems and contributing to the welfare of pre-medical students.

Biomedical Sciences Society - To unite the three different Biomedical Sciences tracks, post-Baccalaureate program, to provide community service to the greater Miami community and to create a support network for incoming students. Further, to assist students in becoming more complete applicants when applying to professional schools and programs.

Chemistry Club - To promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of club members.

Nursing Students Association - To aid in the preparation of nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities, to aid in the development of the whole person and that person's responsibility for the healthcare of people from all walks of life and to provide programs representative of fundamental and correct professional interest and concerns.

Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association - To stimulate greater interest and to further a better understanding of the role of a physician assistant, to promote fellowship among students, faculty, administration and practitioners, and to afford a means of association with students of PA programs.

Pre-Vet Club - To help pre-vet students in their studies as well as share experiences together. Also, to participate in volunteer activities to gain a better understanding of the pre-vet profession.

Student Athletic Trainers' Association - The Athletic Training Association provides a forum for Athletic Training students discussing current issues in the field while encouraging professional advancement.

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 - The object of Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is to further the advancement of Occupational Therapy in order to enhance the health of the public in its medical, community and educational environments through research, education, action, service and the establishment of standards.

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Multicultural Organizations

Black Student Association - The purpose of BSA is to give organized representation of the Black heritage among the Barry community. BSA will increase the presence of the African American culture within the student body through educational experiences, forums, hosting student functions that celebrate the significant contributions made by African Americans and their importance to the history of America. BSA will establish pride and awareness among the Barry student body, faculty and staff through service, research, celebrations, and exploration of the African heritage.

Haitian Inter-Cultural Association - The Haitian Intercultural Association seeks to develop an awareness of Haitian culture and ideals while contributing to the Haitian community and the community at large through service projects.

Jamaican Association - The Jamaican Association seeks to form a cohesive group of Jamaican students at Barry.

Turks and Caicos Islands Student Association - To bring together the Turks and Caicos student population to engage in community service to the Barry University and Miami community. Also, to promote awareness and education of the Turks and Caicos Islands as a unified body.

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Recreational Organizations

Arts in Motion Productions - A.I.M. Productions was formed to expose the hidden talent of dancers at Barry University. This dance organization is not limited to those who can dance but is for anyone who is fascinated in the various styles of dancing and has the potential to become a dancer.

BLISS - To create an enjoyable connection between African culture and the student body through energetic performances of stepping; to please and entertain the student body, faculty and staff through a fresh, new and vibrant spiritual form of expression.

Cheerleading Team - The purpose of the Cheerleaders is to promote school spirit and offer support to all of Barry's NCAA athletic games.

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Religious Organizations

Campus Crusaders for Christ - Campus Crusaders for Christ exists to equip Christian students to be spiritual leaders on their campus by providing opportunities for students to grow in their Christian faith through Bible discussion, worship, and prayer, all in a group setting which provides opportunities for fellowship among members. We seek to be a resource for all students regardless of religious conviction by offering opportunities to discuss distinctly Christina spiritual matters, provide materials in the form of books, articles and occasional outside speakers, and host regional conferences and retreats.

Gospel Choir - To become a renowned, close knit group who inspires and invokes a positive change in others while bringing about a positive change within ourselves.

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Service Organizations

Best Buddies Organization - The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. We do this at the college level by matching college student volunteers in mutually enriching friendships with persons with intellectual disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity was created to enlist Barry students in helping to provide adequate housing to the working poor of the Greater Miami-Dade and Broward County and to help strengthen the relationship between Barry University and the local community.

Pals 4 Paws - The purpose of this organization shall be: to care for, promote the well being of, publicize the plight of, and educate the Barry and wider community about, the feral and abandoned cats and kittens on and around Barry University.

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 group of domestic and international students and represent various facets of culture, creed and religion. Through their diversity, education and experiences, they promote leadership, friendship and understanding throughout the depths of the Barry community. For more information about Barry University's student organizations, please contact the Department of Student Involvement, located in Landon Student Union, 202, call 305-899-3961 or email studentactivities@mail.barry.edu.

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