Barrett Polytechnic Experience
Lantana Hall, which opened in August 2020, houses the Barrett residential community and the Barrett Suite, including the Barrett Student Lounge, faculty and staff offices, classrooms, a computer lab and study spaces. Take a 360 degree virtual tour. © 2020 Kyle Zirkus Photography
Barrett Poly Retreat
Barrett first-year students are welcomed to the community by attending the Barrett Poly Retreat - a chance to make new friends, to learn about resources to start the academic year, and to connect with upper division student mentors as well as faculty and staff.
A student at Bob Ross paint night at the Poly Campus
Student life in Barrett at the Polytechnic campus is a central component of the honors experience. Students have opportunities to attend receptions with visiting lecturers, arts and culture events, wellness events, movie/game nights, and thesis workshops as well as scholarship and internship information sessions.
Barrett mentors at the Poly Retreat
The Barrett Mentoring Program continues throughout the year, with each mentor group working directly with mentees to help ease the transition to college by serving as a resource and attending Barrett events together.
The most popular place for Barrett students to gather and build community on the Polytechnic campus is the Barrett Lounge. The lounge has multipurpose functionality - from socializing with friends, to collaborating on group projects, to buying Barrett swag during the bi-weekly Barrett bucks store. Students have access to the lounge during normal business hours (8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday) and until 7:30PM Monday - Thursday during the academic year.
BLAST Agritopia Service Day
The Barrett Leadership and Service Team (BLAST) is the leadership and service team for honors students on the Polytechnic campus. BLAST spent the morning at the Farm at Agritopia to help the community build a new chicken coop.
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 Sugar||Associate Dean of Barrett Polytechnic|
|Thomas Martin||Honors Faculty Fellow|
|Georgette Briggs||Honors Faculty Fellow|
|Gabriella Soto||Visiting Honors Faculty|
|Jennifer Brady||Program Manager|
|Joshua Albin||Student Engagement Program Coordinator|
|Brady Hamilton||Honors Academic Coordinator|
|Amy Sever||Director of Staff Operations|
|Tara Golba||Student 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 Matthew.B.Barber@asu.edu 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.
Featured Student Organizations
Barrett Honors College students have the opportunity to participate in our Barrett living-learning residential community, Barrett Living On Campus, which is designed to support academically outstanding students.
Poly Honors Devils are Barrett students who promote the Honors College and Polytechnic campus by speaking with prospective students, guiding tours, and holding events designed to encourage high-achieving students to apply to Barrett....