Office of Student Life

Larry Perez, M. Ed., Director of Student Life
Clarence Jones, MS., Campus Programs Coordinator
Savrae Garnett, MS., Campus Clubs and Student Groups Coordinator
Nina Bernard, Administrative Assistant
Marsha Francois, Graduate Assistant
TBD, Marketing Coordinator

Landon Student Union, 202
Student Life Suite 202
Commuter Student Lounge, Landon Student Union, 109


The Office of Student Life is committed to the mission of Barry University and the Division of Mission and Student Engagement. The guiding philosophy of the department 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 encompasses Student Government Association, student organizations, student programs and events, club and organization governance, fraternity and sorority life and, commuter student resources. 

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. 


The Office of Student Life provides a variety of programs and services intended to enhance the commuter experience by broadening the students' knowledge of opportunities, events, and services that will assist them during their college career. The office offers programs such as commuter appreciation days and a variety of different services including carpooling and commuting alternative programs, Commuter Student lounge with amenities, information on commuter spots on campus, locker rentals, and student discounted Metro- bus passes and parking decals, and information on commuter meal plans.


While academics will be a major focus of your college career, the Office of Student Life at Barry University believes that a complete college education requires involvement in activities, events, and programs outside the classroom. Therefore, the office plays a major role in the social and educational programming throughout the campus.

The Campus Activities Board (CAB)

CAB is a University Funded Organization (UFO), with the Student Government Association, which develops, coordinates and presents many of the campus wide programs, trips, and events. It strives to provide dynamic and diverse programs and events that meet the needs and interests of the Barry University student community. Programs include evening entertainment such as bands, comedians, talent shows, and game shows. Large scale and/or traditional programs include: Weekly and Monthly events, themed programming and the all-white attire party Glo and Resolution. Annual holiday trips to Florida theme parks are scheduled as well as trips to local attractions. 


Homecoming is a weeklong celebration of traditional events, fun activities and competitions. Competitions between clubs and organizations, residence halls, and student-organized teams also traditionally take place during the week, with such favorites as The Golf Cart Parade, Bonfire, Talent Show, Powder Puff Football and the Popular Boat Races.

For more information regarding campus events and programming at Barry University, please contact the Office of Student Life located in Landon Student Union 202, call 305-899-3961 or email:


Leadership Recognition

The Office of Student Life and Mission and Student Engagement recognize student leaders for their positive contributions to campus life by hosting an annual leadership awards banquet held in April. This program is designed to emphasize the importance of student leaders and recognize outstanding individuals, student organizations and advisors for their leadership contributions to Barry University. 


Student organizations at Barry University contribute to the overall development of leadership and community development. The Office of Student Life fosters group participation by encouraging students to join different groups or create their own.

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