President's Society

Founded in 2021, the President’s Society honors those students who combine academics, integrity, maturity and a well-rounded personality with University-wide awareness, participation and leadership demonstrated by their significant contributions to the extracurricular life of the University. Members of the Society are considered an integral part of the President’s team and act as volunteer student ambassadors to official functions hosted by the Office of the President.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Students completing their sophomore or junior year are eligible for membership in the Society.
  • Applicants should have a GPA of 2.50 or higher, an understanding of the unique mission of the University, have demonstrated significant contributions to the University’s mission and Core Commitments through academics, leadership, and/or extracurricular activities, exhibit a willingness to assist the President’s Office and the University throughout their junior and/or senior year in a visible and important role of student ambassador at functions hosted by the President

Application

Applications for the President’s Society will be available on Monday, April 5th, 2021. Please note that all applications are electronic and need to be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call the Office of the President at 305-899-3010 or email at presidentsociety@barry.edu before the application deadline of 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 16th, 2021.



Barry University, 1950

Selection

After the application process is closed, the President’s Society selection committee will conduct interviews. Following the interviews, the committee will nominate new members and submit the nominees to the President for final selection.


Role

Members of the Society will be regarded as key contributors in the President’s Office and will be designated special duties at University functions. They will be entitled to wear the official insignia of the Society at all times. Members of the Society shall act as volunteer student ambassadors to official functions hosted by the Office of the President.


Commitment

Acceptance to the President's Society requires a serious commitment from its student members. Members of the President's Society are expected to attend special occasions or events (approximately 10) sponsored by the President, mostly in the evenings and/or weekends and fulfill their duties during the academic year. In addition, each member is required to provide a minimum of two (2) hours per week of volunteer service in the President’s Office or other designated offices as assigned.