Mission: Barry university is a catholic institution of higher education founded in 1940 by the adrian dominican sisters. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, barry university is a scholarly community commited to the highest academic standards in undergraduate, graduate and professional education in the catholic intellectual life faithful to this tradition. A barry education and university experience foster individual and communal transformation where learning leads to knowledge and truth, reflection leads to informed action, and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service. Barry univeristy provides opportunities for affirming our catholic identity, dominican heritage, and collegiate traditions. Catholic beliefs and values are enriched by ecumenical and interfaith dialogue through worship and ritual, we celebrate our religious identity while remaining a univeristy community where all are welcome.
Programs: Instructional services to graduate and undergraduate students: barry university offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral programs to approximately 9,000 full and part-time students at multiple sites through the state of florida.
student services and auxiliary enterprises: the student affairs division of barry university adheres to the philosophy that students succeed when all aspects of their development are at optimum level. To this end, the student affairs staff stands ready to serve as a support system for barry students. The services available include the bookstore, campus ministry, career services, commuter student affairs, leadership and transition, commencement, counseling and psychological, dining, disability, health, intercultural center, public safety, residential life, student activities, student union, and volunteer and community services.
academic support: barry university offers academic support to students as it relates to library, computer, and learning center support. The monsignor william barry memorial library includes more than 950,000 items, over 40,000 print and on-line journal subscriptions and several thousand on-line books and streaming video resources. A significant strength is the excellent american catholic collection. The barry library information services system web (blissweb) is the computerized online catalog of the library's holdings. Blissweb can be searched from terminals and computers in the library, computer labs, dorms, and offices across campus as well as at home and off-campus sites. The library is a member of seflin (south east florida library information netowrk), the online computer library center (oclc), a national library network, and southeastern library network (solinet). The barry university dwayne o. Andreas school of law houses an extensive collection of legal materials including federal and state statutes, case reporters and digests, monographs, treatises, secondary resources, legal periodicals, and newspapers, with a focus on florida specific legal resources. Reference librarians with law degrees are available to assist with research and reference for students, faculty, and members of the orlando legal community.