Barrett Polytechnic Experience

Home / Student Life / Housing / Amenities and Benefits / Barrett Polytechnic Experience

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
Ligia GómezHonors 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 hone their writing and tutoring skills through the Honors Writing Colloquium course led by Dr. Martin (and earn honors credit through HON 394). Upper division students assist first year students with designing and implementing an effective thesis in the Human Event's signature papers, fostering a positive learning environment.

Upper division student are welcomed into the community with a luncheon with Associate Dean Sugar and staff to learn what to expect in HON 370 History of Ideas and about the many opportunities available. 

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.

Current Barrett students at the Polytechnic campus live in Century Hall and South Desert Village. First year and upper division students living on campus for the 2020-21 academic year will be the first students to live in the new residential hall currently under construction

Student Life in Barrett

In addition to Barrett-sponsored events, first year students get acclimated to Barrett student life by attending events with their Barrett Mentor group to earn points to win the mentor challenge.

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