Barry University is a Carnegie-classified community-engaged institution with an enduring commitment to the civic purposes of higher education. University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, O.P., Ph.D., has affirmed five commitments regarding the Barry’s public purposes and civic action. Our University’s Civic Action Plan supports the improvement of teaching and learning, research, and service as integrated elements of comprehensive institutional action designed to create a positive impact on campus and in the wider community. The actions outlined in this Plan were derived from the five commitments made by the University and are organized as follows:

  • Mutually respectful partnerships
  • Engaged citizenship
  • Contributions to community
  • Capacity to challenge inequities
  • Centrality of public purposes

The implementation of this Plan will demonstrate how we at Barry will deepen and strengthen our work to realize the commitments articulated in the 30th Anniversary Action Statement.