Barrett Polytechnic Experience

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Join Barrett at the Polytechnic campus to be a part of a close-knit community of scholars. Our caring faculty and staff are here to ensure your success. All Barrett faculty and staff offices are centrally located within the Barrett Suite in Academic Center to promote student access to dedicated advising, mentoring, and support services. Our current faculty and staff includes:

Thomas SugarAssociate Dean of Barrett Polytechnic
Thomas MartinHonors Faculty Fellow
Georgette BriggsHonors Faculty Fellow
Gabriella SotoVisiting Honors Faculty
Jennifer BradyProgram Manager
Joshua AlbinStudent Engagement Program Coordinator
Brady HamiltonHonors Academic Coordinator
Matthew BarberCoordinator
Amy Sever Director of Staff Operations
Tara GolbaStudent Recruitment Coordinator

A Community of Scholars

The Colloquium at the Polytechnic campus strengthens Barrett's intellectual community. Upper division students who excelled in the first-year Human Event course hone their writing and tutoring skills and earn honors credit through the Honors Writing Colloquium course. These upper division students assist first-year students with developing an effective thesis in The Human Event's signature papers, fostering a positive learning environment.

Upper division students are welcomed into the community by Associate Dean Sugar and staff to learn what to expect in HON 370 History of Ideas and to learn about the many opportunities available to Barrett students. 

The Barrett Suite

Students are able to reserve the Barrett conference room for group project meetings, thesis meetings and study sessions. The presentation areas in the student lounge are also available to schedule for a thesis defense. Contact Matt Barber at for more information.

Living on Campus

The Barrett residential community is a supportive living and learning community. Events such as game nights, academic workshops, field trips to the theater, service events and other fun activities bring first-year and upper division students together and provide fun ways to strengthen the bonds of the honors community.

Barrett students at the Polytechnic campus live in the newly opened Lantana Hall. 

Student Life in Barrett

First-year Barrett students learn about Barrett student life by attending events with their Barrett Mentor group to earn points to win the mentor challenge. Through these activities and other Barrett-sponsored events, new students quickly become an integral part of the Barrett community. 

Barrett Polytechnic students can take part in club meetings for the Barrett Leadership and Service Team (BLAST) and the Barrett Mentoring Program. Students may also apply to take part in building the next cohort of first-year students by serving as Honors Devils. Honors Devils learn professional development skills to help them promote Barrett and the Polytechnic campus by sharing their honors experience with prospective students and their families.