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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Butler

Alumni Connections

Black Alumni Association

picture of members of the Butler Black Alumni AssociationThe Black Alumni Association (BAA) assists African-American graduates in maintaining strong connections with their alma mater. With programming specifically designed for minority alumni of any age, the BAA  provides an opportunity for you to socialize with your fellow graduates, network for career opportunities, and serve both the community and Butler. The association consists of alumni who have volunteered to give of their time, talents and treasures.

Past Events

BAA Dinner and Discussion
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Please email us if you would like to become more involved or would like more information, and be sure to check out our Facebook page for upcoming events and alumni news! Be sure to update your information to receive announcements about special alumni events and programs.


The Butler University Black Alumni Association Executive Team consists of three officers (president, vice president and secretary), each serving a two-year term.

President: Serves as the leader for the BAA. The president is an ex-officio member of the Alumni Board of Directors, which meets three times a year on Butler’s campus. 

Vice president: Serves as the chair for the BAA scholarship. Also assumes the duties of president when the president is unavailable.

Event Chair: Serves as the chair for the communications committee. Also responsible for accurate record-keeping for the organization including meeting minutes. 

  • Cynthia Payne ’05—President
  • Richard Leverett '03—Vice President
  • Tanika Scott '99—Event Chair

All Black Alumni Association events are coordinated by the steering committee.

Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association 

LGBT Alumni AssociationThe Butler University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Alumni Association is designed to foster interaction between Butler University and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni. In addition to supporting the Alumni Association's mission to promote and foster the interests and continued excellence of Butler University, the LGBT Alumni Association promotes and supports the LGBT Alumni Association Promotion of Diversity scholarship, and advises the University, when requested, on LGBT issues.

Past Event

2018 Indianapolis Pride Fest and Parade

2018 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

2019 Indianapolis Pride Fest and Parade

2019 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

Check out all upcoming alumni events


Please email us for more information, to join our listserv, and to receive announcements about special events and programs. Like us on Facebook to connect on social media. 


Chair of the Association: Jeffrey Roth '05 

All LGBT Alumni Association events are coordinated by leadership.