Barrett student and family in front of ASU Polytechnic campus and large Barrett Poly sign

Barrett at the Polytechnic campus

Welcome from Associate Dean Sugar

Barrett Poly Associate Dean Thomas Sugar

Welcome to the Barrett Honors College at the Polytechnic campus. My mission is to prepare students to become scholars in academia and leaders in industry.

The faculty, staff and I are here to educate and train you to achieve your aspirations, whether it’s finding that perfect career or pursuing advanced graduate or professional education - either here, or around the world. Barrett can help you find your place in the world and raise your sights even beyond what you think is possible.

Here at the Polytechnic campus, our Barrett Suite in Lantana Hall features space exclusively for honors students including two classrooms, study/work spaces, a thesis and lending library, and a lounge for events and gatherings. The Barrett Suite, with all its amenities, is the perfect place for students to work between classes or to spend the day studying. In addition to these student spaces, the suite houses offices of our dedicated, full-time Barrett staff and faculty.

We look forward to supporting your success at the Polytechnic campus.


Dr. Thomas Sugar
Associate Dean

Unique academic experience

Barrett, The Honors College at the Polytechnic campus provides a unique academic experience that builds on the campus philosophy of “learning by doing.” Barrett students at the Polytechnic campus benefit from the tight-knit community, opportunities to gain professional development skills and closer connections with Barrett students through student leader positions, strong traditions and a supportive network of faculty and staff.

Residential community

Student leaders

Barrett Poly students are leaders - they mentor incoming students, help students in the Human Event as a Teaching Assistant, serve as an officer for a Barrett student organization, work as an assistant in the Barrett Suite, tutor students on Human Event papers, and help plan fun and engaging events for the Barrett Poly community.

Group of students at the Barrett Poly Retreat


Upper division students serve as mentors to new students and provide guidance, encourage involvement in Barrett and ASU activities and help ease the transition to university life.

Barrett students at the Starry Night event

Residential Student Leaders

Residential leaders called Hall Hosts offer fun and engaging events for students to connect with other honors students including paint nights, video game and board game nights, field trips to the theater, craft events and more.

Barrett Poly community

Barrett student at the Barrett Bucks Store

Poly picnics

Enjoy lunch with your peers, chat with faculty and staff and learn about resources at the biweekly picnic. Once a month you can trade in your Barrett Bucks for swag.

Two Barrett students involved in community service

Community service

Barrett students give back to the community through events like helping out at the Poly Garden Commons and through service projects with the Barrett Leadership and Service Team.

Make new friends

From networking with Faculty Honors Advisors, attending behind-the-scenes lab tours, tutoring for Human Event papers, to gaining new skills at paint nights and cooking demos, there are plenty of ways to learn and meet new friends.

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