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 Office 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 Office of Student Life encompasses student organizations, leadership development, campus events and programs, club and organization governance, Intramurals and Club sports, various health and wellness initiatives, Greek life, Commuter Student Resources and Bucky the Mascot. 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.