Expand your thinking with Barry’s Honors Program events!
Hosted by faculty and students, the Honors Program offers the Barry community an array of edifying and interactive events throughout the year. They are focused on relevant and important topics that explore history, philosophies, or policies -- all of which speak to the issues that we face in our daily lives. There’s space for discussion and debate at these events, as well as learning from experts in their fields.
Make sure to check back here to find out more about these upcoming, enriching opportunities.
Everything you need to know in one event. All Honors Program students convene at the beginning of each fall term to learn about and/or be reminded of the program requirements and meet with the Honors Program Student Advisory Board members. At the orientation, students also get to meet with the University President, Provost, Dean, and program faculty as they share their wisdom and visions about the program and its students.
Student Orientation 2019
Virtual Student Orientation (2020)
Social (Game Night, Spring Meet & Greet, and Holiday Party)
The Honors Program Student Advisory Board holds up to three social events, encouraging all program students to get to know one another on a personal level, enjoy fun activities together, and build our community bond. This creates long-lasting friendships and a sense of camaraderie unique to BarryU.
Halloween Night (virtual)
Movie Night (2021)
Conference Submission Presentation
Each semester, Honors Program students have opportunities to submit their abstracts and present their research at Honors conferences and campus-sponsored conferences. These exciting events help students develop their presentation skills, network, and share ideas.
Conference Attendance, Johania Charles (2019)
Barry University’s Mini-Conference, "Technology And The Interpersonal"
Guest Lecture Series
Stay current. Each term, the Honors Program Student Advisory Board invites speakers from around the country to address timely environmental and social topics.
Resiliency to Climate Change through Art Forms (Fall 2019)
Understanding Race Relations and Creating Effective Racial Dialogue (Spring 2019)
The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma: Future preparation and the economic impact for South Florida and the Florida Keys (Fall 2017)
COVID-19: Leadership in Time of Crisis (Fall 2020)
Become changemakers where students volunteer to sort donated canned foods, clean local parks, beach cleanup, urban garden spring cleanup. In collaboration with Barry University’s Center for Community Service Initiatives, the program now holds its annual Scholarship Engagement where Honors Program students take part in an experiential education on important social issues (in Spring 2020, working with Church World Service, students welcomed refugees to the Miami areas; in Spring 2021, working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Alliance for Fair Food, students worked to support CIW’s Deliver with Dignity Campaign). At each Scholarship Engagement, students participate in CCSI’s sponsored orientation, pre-flection, and post-flection to learn about an important social issue and serve the community.
Scholarship Engagement 2019 park cleanup at Amelia Earhart Park
Scholarship Engagement 2015 at Feeding South Florida’s warehouse
Scholarship Engagement Spring 2018 Dania Beach’s Urban Farming and Gardening cleanup
Evening of Celebration and Appreciation
The Honors Program community meets for the last time and before departing for the summer vacation. At this event, we hear from graduating seniors about their Senior Honors Thesis research and valuable lessons learned in the thesis process. At this event, the Honors Program Student Advisory Board members report on their accomplishments and plans for the next academic year. We end the evening with our appreciation for our program and university leadership, and university-wide friendships that help us accomplish our program goals.