Student Organizations

Student organizations provide opportunities to enrich the academic experience of college. Students are encouraged to become actively involved in campus life and the local community by pursuing their special interests and hobbies through involvement in social and academic student organizations.

The opportunities for student involvement in campus activities are endless. There are more than 40 student organizations that meet the needs of students at Barry University. United and funded by the Student Government Association (SGA), these groups encompass a wide range of interests and welcome your participation. Registered student organizations interests include Arts, Communication/Media, Education, Governing, Honor, Medical, Multicultural, Greek, Recreational/Sports, Religious, and Service groups.

The SGA Division of Student Organizations aids students with opportunities to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes self-understanding, respect for others and acknowledgement of responsibilities inherent in a community. Each semester leadership seminars are hosted for organization executive officers and general members to develop their group's productivity.

List Of Clubs And Organizations

Academic

American Association of Women Podiatrists

Through our association, AAWP provides information, resources, support and camaraderie to member podiatric physicians, students and residents studying or interested in podiatric medicine, those concerned with the foot health of a woman and women just like you. As a related organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the premier professional organization representing the nation's podiatrists, our goal is to communicate, inform, network/connect, and support our members as well as women throughout our community.


Barry Model United Nations

Model United Nations is a club for students interested in world politics and diplomacy. Club members meet to discuss current events in world politics, learn about diplomacy and international relations, and train for Model United Nations competitions. Members gain necessary skills such as writing, speaking, and thinking critically.


Chemistry Club

The purpose of the Chemistry Club shall be to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of its members; to promote and maintain programs that enhance the quality of chemistry in the Barry community; and to increases knowledge of chemistry among members and the public. The Chemistry Club is affiliated with the American Chemical Society as an ACS Student Chapter.


Men Achieving Leadership Excellence and Success

Members of M.A.L.E.S seek to find solutions to become better men through various aspects: leadership activities, workshops which focus on improving communication skills, generating programs to benefit the entire student body, fostering brotherhood, and giving back to Barry and the surrounding communities through community service activities.


Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity


Podiatric Skills Club


Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology


Students for Sports Management


Cultural

Bahamian Student Association 


Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) and its events and administrative functions aim to provide and maintain the best possible conditions for students of color to unite as a whole. (1) To stimulate Black unity, respect, and self-consciousness. (2) To provoke awareness of local, national, and international issues of interests to the Black community. (3) To participate in the social and political aspects of the Black community. (4) To serve as a positive influence in the academic environment of the Barry University campus. (5) To serve as an organizational base from which the concerns and needs of Black students can be addressed in the most efficient manner possible.


Caribbean Student Association

The Caribbean Students Association’s purpose is to establish a bond among students of the Caribbean culture on campus, and to promote and inform the Barry community about the richness and diversity in the Caribbean diaspora. We open our membership to students of all cultures so they may share in fellowship with us so we can all grow and learn together to build a better tomorrow. Our more popular club events include weekly general meetings with fun cultural edification activities, beach days, the annual FCSA Conference, collaborations with other campus organizations, and participation in the Office of Student Life and Student Organization Council organized events.


Latin American Student Association

Members of LASA are determined to define their Hispanic heritage in American political and social context. Acknowledging that 2,418 students enrolled at Barry are Hispanics, LASA will promote the Latin American culture and enhance cultural diversity on campus as well as work together to empower their community and contribute to the welfare of society.


Vibe Kreyol- Haitian Student Organization

The mission of Vibe Kreyol is to unify all students of Haitian descent to provide a community of networking and friendship as well as culturally enriching and educating the Barry Community. Our goal is to also provide a positive and productive outreach to the surrounding Haitian communities. We collaborate with other organizations on campus as well as Haitian student organizations from FIU, FMU, UM, FAU and more to host fun filled events. If you enjoy meeting new people and learning about a new culture, Vibe Kreyol is for you! All are welcome! Come catch a vibe!


Greek

Alpha Delta Gamma

Alpha Delta Gamma Psi Chapter, Est. 1994

Alpha Delts live their lives through what we call "the 5 S's " and they are Service, Scholastic, Spiritual, School Spirit and Social. We challenge ourselves to become better men everyday while also developing our fellow members in this organization.


Alpha Phi


Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

"Gamma Xi Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated, aka: 'The Shorez of No Return'. Est. October 16, 2005 in Miami Shores, FL."


Medical

Biomedical Science Society

The purpose of this organization is to help students become better prepared for the rigors of Medical, Dental and other professional schools. Through academic and social events, including mock interviews, shadowing experiences and a large amount of community service, we give students the tools needed to go on to Medical or Dental School and be successful. Through community service projects and various outreach events, students gain invaluable support with career planning, applications, and their class curriculum. BMS’s dedication to service has consistently been recognized by numerous awards and it thrives to continue this tradition. Located at the Hollywood Campus only.


MEDLife


Minority Association of Pre-health Students

The mission of Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.) is to guide and help minority pre-health students explore and gain insight into professional healthcare careers by coordinating and implementing informational programs, providing helpful academic resources, and organizing volunteer opportunities. MAPS will also strive to create awareness about health care disparities among minorities and work towards eliminating them.


Performance

Barry Student Radio

Broadcasting on 99.5 FM from its studios in Miami Shores, Florida, WBUJ is Barry University’s student-run college radio station.‬ ‪WBUJ is open to students, alumni, staff, faculty, and local residents interested in producing content in line with the Barry University mission.‬


Barry University’s Diamond Dance Team


Cheer Club


Island VYBZ Dancerz

Island Vybz Dance Team is a group of talented individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds. Our dancers come together to enlighten the Barry University community on how we dance and differ from the generally perceived notion of a dancer. Our dances range from Soca, Dance-hall, Salsa, Bachata, hip hop and even ballet. Island Vybz is also an extension organization of the Caribbean Student Association. Our dance team competes at the Florida Caribbean Student Association's Talent Competition and performs widely between on campus events such as moonlight madness, involvement fairs and any event requested to dance for. We are also requested off campus to participate in Miami Carnival, perform at Jerk festivals and to be a part of the Miami Flash Mob. If a wide range of dancing is what you are looking for, Island Vybz is the dance team for you.


Remembering Unity through Singing in Harmony (R.U.S.H)

R.U.S.H (Remembering Unity Singing in Harmony) is an organization formed for musicians, singers and people who simply love music to join together and enjoy singing with each other. The organization sings all genres of music from Gospel to African and performs for local and school events. This organization is special because it's only one of two musical clubs at Barry University. Its members are from all majors and this gives each of them the opportunity not to just meet new people but to do what they love on the campus they love as well.


Political

Barry College Democrats


Barry College Republicans


Recreation

Zen Academy

Namaste is translated as “my soul recognizes your soul.” Zen Academy is a peaceful avenue in a fast-paced world. The mission is to create a serene plane of intimacy, community, relaxation, and Self-love. President and Founder, Allyn Krenzien, takes spirituality and merges it with her business degree to create an organization that teaches students the art of calming the mind and moving the body, through the practice of Yoga. Vice President, Bruce Sakindi, is also president of Psy Club and holds the title as dining services Senator. He brings creativity and charisma to the studio with his lavish, artistic thought. Other curators of Yoga Club are Joulinsa Jean-Charles, Victoria Newell, and Waiverly LeBlue who assist in holding up the lovable, energetic field that Zen creates for it’s people. We meet every Monday at 3pm in Miller Studio. Want to ground down and feel electric? We would love to have you


Religious

College For Christ

College for Christ is designed for students to engage in community and fellowship in response to the love of Jesus Christ. The Barry Community is welcomed to learn about the love of Jesus and what it means to grow as believers in Christ. People yearn for something desirable in life. When times get tough, one must lean on something to progress through life. Leaning in Jesus is what we believe in. His love is the topic of discussion.


Jewish Life @ Barry


Service

Barry Green Team

Our organization focuses on teaching and engaging in sustainability activity to educate any person(s) willing to know anything about sustainability within the Barry community and outside community.


Ignite

Ignite is a reinvigorated campus club seeking to engage Barry University students with the surrounding communities. Connections will bridge the gap between students and real world issues by accepting social responsibility to foster peace, and to pursue systematic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems. Through the application of concepts within the fields of sociology and criminology students embrace a worldview by nurturing and valuing cultural, social and intellectual diversity.


Military Appreciation Club


Saudi Buc's Club


Student Social Work Association

The Student of Social Work Association (SSWA) is an organization that supports and strengthens the School of Social Work, improves professionalism for students, builds relationships between cohorts, enhances the educational process, promotes communicative relations among students, faculty and staff, which then forms a continuing network for active members and vow to uphold the NASW Code of Ethics.


Student Veterans of America (Veteran Student Association)

The Barry University SVA organization provides a community and resource network. The SVA offers a strong and supportive presence on campus for Military Affiliated Students to achieve a successful transition from military to student life. We strive to provide an avenue for social interaction and an outlet to share information beneficial to Service Members, Veterans, Dependents, and supporters at Barry University. The SVA will host veteran oriented workshops, and support services through organizations such as Mission United, Easter Seals, and the Miami Vet Center. Attend SVA sponsored meetings at the Student Veteran & Military Services Office, located in Adrian Hall Room 113, where you can discover the many services at Barry University and other organizations. To become a member of the Barry University Student Veterans of America Chapter, contact SVA Staff Advisor at the above email address.


Student/ Farmworker Alliance

The Student/Farmworker Alliance Chapter is an opportunity for students to learn about injustices within the industrial agricultural system, with students serving as allies in ending farmworker abuse.


Women's Breast & Heart Initiative

Working closely with a nonprofit organization called the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, the WBHI - Buc's Campus Club strives to create a culture of health and wellness among our college community. We do this by educating as many people as possible about the importance of breast and heart health. Not only do we hold events for the students and faculty every semester where we offer screenings, information, and more-- we also go out into our community of Miami and sign up women (who often do not have other means) for free mammograms, heart screenings, and wellness days where they learn tips on how to properly take care of themselves and how to most effectively prevent these diseases. We want to help as many women as possible detect breast cancer and heart disease while it is still treatable and beatable. We want the word to spread so that everyone knows that prevention is the key!


Special Interest

Barry University Student Alumni Association


Females Excelling & Maximizing in Achievements through Leadership, Excellence & Success

F.E.M.A.L.E.S. (Females Excelling and Maximizing in Achievements through Leadership, Excellence, and Success) is a club for the young ladies of the university and geared toward women's empowerment. The club strives to create dialogue regarding today's society as it relates to women's issues, as well as collaborate with clubs within and outside of the university to benefit the surrounding community.


Gaming Club


P.R.I.D.E.

PRIDE is a student organization that focuses on creating visibility for the LGBTQ+ community on campus. We do so by hosting events and collaborating with other organizations to ensure that students of every identity have a safe space on campus."


University Funded Organization

National Society of Leadership & Success


Student Government Association

Student Government gives every undergraduate student the chance to practice and develop leadership skills while representing their peers and improving the University and student life. Students involved in Student Government have the chance to interact with the University administration and faculty and work in a collaborative manner to better Barry University. Student Government members are respected as leaders of the student body, and their input is often sought in making important decisions for the University.


Student Government Association - Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Barry University Campus Activities Board is a student run organization which is overseen by the Programming Coordinator for Campus Activities Board in The Office of Student Life at Barry University. The sole purpose of such organization is to provide quality entertainment and activities to the student community of Barry University and its affiliates all while creating a vibrant high energy atmosphere for all collegiate peers. THE PREMIERE ENTERTAINMENT HEADQUATERS OF BARRY UNIVERSITY!


Student Government Association - Student Organization Council (SOC)

The Student Organization Council (SOC) is an organization that oversees all the clubs and organizations on campus. SOC believes that an individual’s decision to get involved on campus is vital to truly enjoy their years at Barry, and essential to flourish beyond their college life. SOC acts as an advocate for clubs and organizations and assists organizations to remain in good standing. To ensure that student involvement in a club or organization is a rewarding experience, SOC provides leadership opportunities, strives to develop a spirit of unity, and represents the interests of all organizations, while catering to the needs of all student leaders. Additionally, SOC encourages interaction and communication among organizations and students to increase awareness of clubs and organizations at Barry University.


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