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Campus Life

Campus Life

Ask students at Butler, and they’ll tell you that life here is full of constant excitement and possibility. The reason that life at Butler is so different is that students and faculty are invested in the community that they shape and that shapes them in return.

Life at Butler goes way beyond the classroom. Whatever you want from your college experience—over 150 student organizations to engage in the campus community, dozens of club and intramural sports to enhance your wellness, or leadership and volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful impact in Indianapolis and beyond—Butler has ways to help you “BU.”

The more Butler students do, the more something special starts to happen.

Student Government Assoc.

The Butler University Student Government Association (SGA) is committed to improving the student experience. SGA represents the student body, supports over 150 student organizations, addresses student concerns, and implements meaningful initiatives. SGA is run by students, for students.

Get Involved

With over 160 student organizations on campus, there’s something for everyone. From academics, to performing arts, to special interest group, you’re sure to find just the right fit for your interests.

Experience Life at Butler

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Butler University strives to help students “Be Well” through a state-of-the-art fitness center, programming and support, and healthy dining options. Health Services, Health Promotion, Counseling and Consultation Services, Dining Services, and Recreation all support wellness of the mind and body. Search #BUBeWell to learn more!

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Making a Difference

Butler offers numerous programs for students to lend a helping hand. Our Volunteer Center is designed to assist students in finding meaningful opportunities to contribute, whether for one day or one semester. Learn more about the Volunteer Center.

Efroymson Diversity Center

Diversity—Ovid Butler’s Vision

As far back as its origins, Butler has been a welcoming place for students of all backgrounds. More recently, Butler opened the Efroymson Diversity Center to provide a warm, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus environment for students from diverse backgrounds. Visit the Diversity Center website.


The Center for Faith and Vocation

Center for Faith and Vocation

College is a time of self-discovery. With the goal of helping members of the Butler community develop lives of purpose, meaning, and contribution, the Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV) offers programs and services that aid in that journey of self-discovery. Explore the CFV website.

Greek Life

Butler fraternities and sororities raised over $174,000 and contributed almost 17,000 service hours for charities in 2013–2014! Greek philanthropy is a way many students engage with the University and the community in unique ways, and have a good time doing so, with various events, competitions, and fundraisers throughout the school year. Explore Greek Life at Butler.