De Porres Center for Ethical and Inclusive 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 Leadership and Inclusion empowers students to lead through a social justice lens that is grounded in Barry University's Mission and Core Commitments. The De Porres Center seeks to create civic minded leaders focused on implementing change and a cultural awareness through leadership and inclusion opportunities.
Opportunities in leadership and inclusion 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 Leadership and Inclusion Conferences, Women’s Leadership Summits, Themed Weeks, and Leadership Adventure Trips.
Theories on leadership and inclusion 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 civic minded leaders that have the ability to impact the Barry University community and beyond.