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Student Organizations

At Butler, over 94 percent of students are involved in campus activities. It's easy to see why. With over 140 organizations, there's something for everyone. Take a look at some of the options available, and feel free to contact your counselor for more information. And if you don't see what you're looking for, you can always create your own organization once you get to campus!

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Business Administration

Alpha Kappa Psi

A national professional business fraternity, members include faculty from the College of Business and students actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from the college. This organization gives business students an opportunity to interact with fellow students on a social level, as well as enhance their educational experience with lectures by area business people and tours of local business organizations.

Butler American Marketing Association (BAMA)

Dedicated to the marketing profession, this organization is involved in bringing guest speakers to campus and working on marketing projects on campus and in the community.

MBA Association

Promotes friend and professional relations between students, faculty, and business people through programming and networking events.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSSA is an active organization encouraging the understanding of public relations and integrated communications. This organization is dedicated to peer and public practitioner interaction. Guest speakers, national and district conferences, a silent auction, and career seminar are a few of the activities hosted by this group.

Visit Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Scholars for the Advancement of Business Leadership (SABL)

Aids students in gaining knowledge of the business world through all possible means. Members pass the knowledge and experience on to others as a form of service. SABL is dedicated to supporting its members in their endeavors in an effort to better prepare them to venture into the working world.

Education

Kappa Delta Pi

A national honor society in education that selects members for commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals and sound scholarship. Junior or senior standing and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 are required. The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to encourage high professional, intellectual and personal standards, and to recognize outstanding contributions to education.

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Student Education Association (SEA)

Helps students prepare for a career in education.

Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Biology Club

Provides students interested in biology the opportunity to share their knowledge, learn from others, and educate the community and campus about science-related issues.

Butler Student Association of Pharmacy (BSAP)

BSAP provides an opportunity to become knowledgeable about organized health care settings and pharmacy practice.

Butler Physician Assistant Club (Butler PA-C)

The purpose of Butler PA-C is to serve as the official organization for physician assistant program students, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care team.

Kappa Psi

A national professional fraternity for men and women enrolled in either the pre-pharmacy or the pharmacy program. Although Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity, it also offers a strong bond of fellowship. Kappa Psi works to promote professionalism and supports local philanthropies by giving both time and money. Kappa Psi has several philanthropies and offers many social events, thus balancing education with fellowship.

Lambda Kappa Sigma

The only international fraternity of women in pharmacy, it emphasizes personal, professional, academic and social growth of its members. The Butler Phi chapter sponsors families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter with food and gifts. Other regular chapter activities include participation in the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout," and work with the elderly, such as giving gifts of the large print Reader's Digest to several nursing homes.

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Phi Delta Chi

The oldest professional pharmacy fraternity in the nation, as well as the most veteran on the Butler campus, this chapter is open to both men and women and is one of the most successful in the nation. Phi Delta Chi undertakes many professional projects and services.

Phi Lambda Sigma

A national honor society dedicated to the recognition of leaders in pharmacy. Yearly activities include the BUCOP Bash, the year-end picnic.

Pre-Dental Club

National student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry.

Pre-Health Society

The purpose of this organization is to address the personal and social concerns of physicians-in-training and offer experiences to supplement professional training.

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Pre-Physical Therapy Club

Offers current students the resources that will aide them in bettering their candidacy for physical therapy graduate programs.

Pre-Physician Assistant Club (Pre-PAC)

Serves as the official organization for the pre-physician assistant students and those individuals interested in the PA profession.

Rho Chi

An honor society for students and professors in pharmacy. Undergraduate students are chosen from the upper 20 percent of their classes and must have completed 75 credit hours.

Actuarial Science Club

The goal of this club is to increase knowledge of the actuarial exam system, facilitate career oriented contacts, as well as to heighten knowledge of the actuarial profession. The organization works to achieve this goal through regularly scheduled meetings, membership participation, and guest speakers.

American Chemical Society Student Affiliation (ACS)

Although the ACS focuses primarily on chemistry majors, all science majors are welcome to join. Through group trips and social gatherings with chemistry professors, the ACS is a great way to meet other science students.

Anthropology Club

Promotes interest in the field of anthropology. Membership is open to any Butler student who has genuine interest in the fields of anthropological sciences.

Visit Student Sociology Association

Engineering Dual Degree Club

This organization is designed to bring engineering majors together in a fun and exciting setting in order to build relationships and friendships. Members learn about engineering by taking part in various activities, such as competitions.

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Management Information Systems and Technology Association (MISTA)

Networks and forms relations with local businesses and other student organizations, promotes the study of MIS and assists with career interests and internships.

Mathematical Association of America

Strives to encourage and help the role of mathematics and math education on campus and in the Indianapolis community. Furthermore, the organization strives to actively encourage mathematics in diverse disciplines.

Society of Physics Students

Formed for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics throughout the academic and local communities.

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Academic Honoraries

Blue Key

Blue Key is a scholastic and activities honorary for juniors who are recognized as leaders in scholarship and college activities. It encourages intellectual attainment and promotes the progress of Butler University. Blue Key sponsors Freshman Skits and Sibs Weekend.

Mortar Board

Mortar Board is a national scholastic and activities honorary for seniors. Students in the top 35 percent of the junior class are eligible for membership. Members are also selected for their leadership qualities, character, and participation in campus and community activities. Mortar Board publishes the yearly datebook, The Gavel.

Visit Mortar Board

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

The purpose of this organization is to recognize and celebrate high achievement among first and second year students in all academic disciplines and to foster an overall appreciation for the value of the higher education experience.

Phi Eta Sigma

This national honorary for freshmen requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better after the first semester, or a 3.5 GPA for the freshmen year. Active membership is retained throughout college.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

UPE is an honorary society for students highly motivated with the desire to recognized outstanding scholastic and professional achievements in computing and information disciplines.

Additional Academic Organizations

Adrenaline

Introduces students to the world of advertising and provides them with opportunities to gain experience in the field.

 

Butler University Army ROTC Organization

Established to inform others of the benefits and possibilities of Butler Army ROTC.

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Butler Recording Industry Club (BRIC)

The goal of BRIC is to give students who aspire to obtain careers in the music and entertainment industries a means of getting real-life experience while attending college. BRIC hosts concerts, sponsors music industry-related events on campus, and is a local chapter of the Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association.

International Studies Club

This club introduces international affairs to the Butler University community while establishing relationships among the students of the International Studies majors and minors. Open to all students interested in the International Studies program.

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Manuscripts

Produced semi-annually, this award winning literary magazine is compiled from the works of Butler students.

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (N.S.S.L.H.A.)

Open to all students interested in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Bimonthly meetings keep students abreast of group activities and provide an environment which promotes social interaction, campus awareness of communication issues, and involvement in the Indianapolis community. Peer education, local and national conferences, and extensive professional contacts help students grow in their knowledge and understanding of the field at large and its growing job opportunities.

Pre-Law Society

Provides students interested in a law career the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests as well as area professionals.

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Speech and Debate

Provides a competitive, challenging academic atmosphere in which participants are given the opportunity to further their development skills.

Student Honors Council

Serves as a liaison between honors students and the Honors program administration as well as a liaison between honors students and honors professors.

The Drift (yearbook)

Opportunities for involvement with the Drift vary greatly from editorial positions to writing and photography. For more information, call the Drift office at (317) 940-9330.

Performing Arts Organizations

Alpha Psi Omega

Theatre honor society providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and providing wider fellowship for those interested in theatre.

Butler University Show Choir

Serves as an interactive, creative, and recreational organization to provide an imaginative and professional atmosphere for students to perform for the University and the community.

Freshly Brewed

Promotes student interest in popular a cappella singing, performing, and arranging. Open to female students (audition process involved).

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Kappa Kappa Psi

Encourages good fellowship, leadership, and musical ability among college and university band members.

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Mu Phi Epsilon

This international music fraternity for men and women requires that members be majors or minors with at least a second semester standing.

Music Educators National Conference

Membership in MENC is open to any Butler student interested in the teaching of music. MENC's purpose is to acquaint its members with the responsibilities of the music education profession and assist the Jordan College of the Arts in various projects throughout the year.

Music Teacher National Association

MTNA advances the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

Out of the Dawg House

Promotes student interest in popular a cappella singing, performing, and arranging. Membership is open to any male enrolled at the university and who meets required audition criteria.

Visit Out of the Dawg House

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

This music fraternity advances the cause of music in America, fosters mutual welfare and brotherhood of students of music, and gives recognition to outstanding worth in musical activity.

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Sigma Alpha Iota

Membership in this international music fraternity for women is based on scholarship and musical ability and interest. The Butler chapter sponsors various programs throughout the year. There are also multiple opportunities to network with other chapters throughout Indiana and elsewhere.

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Sigma Rho Delta

National professional honorary for dance majors and minors. It was established in 1967 and promotes unity within the dance department and coordinates educational outreach projects.

Tau Beta Sigma

National honorary service sorority that promotes the existence and welfare of the college band and cultivates wholesome respect for its activities and achievements.

Visit Tau Beta Sigma

Political Organizations

College Democrats

Established to make known and promote the principles of the Democratic Party, and encourage students to be active participants in the political process.

College Republicans

Established to make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party; encourage student participation in local and state campaigns; and provide an opportunity for discussion centered on current politics pertaining to the Republican Party. Affiliated with the State Federation of College Republicans, any interested students are encouraged to participate.

Students for Liberty

Educates the community on the importance of individual liberty and furthers the causes thereof.

Service Organizations

Alpha Phi Omega

A national coed service fraternity that accepts pledges in both the fall and spring semesters. Members serve the community by performing numerous volunteer work projects throughout Indianapolis and with other chapters around the state. Additionally, the organization sponsors an all-campus blood drive each semester.

Visit Alpha Phi Omega

Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

This is a service trip over spring break. A group of students, faculty, and staff travels out of state to participate in service, exploration of social issues, and discussion of the role of service on a personal and community level.

Visit Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

Best Buddies

Formed to foster a friendship among the Butler community and young adults with disabilities. Best Buddies concentrates its efforts on providing peer relationships for mentally and physically challenged young adults in the Indianapolis area.

Visit Best Buddies

Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer

Raises awareness, support, and funding for breast cancer issues throughout the Butler community.

Bulldogs Being Bigs

Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, their mission is to have a positive influence in the development of children and the Butler student community through the offering of friendship, stability, time, and support to Indianapolis kids in need.

Circle K

A co-educational service, leadership, and friendship organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Colleges Against Cancer

This organization is a national collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to fighting cancer, volunteering for the American Cancer Society, and improving college communities by instating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society.

College Mentors for Kids!

The mission of this organization is to cultivate ongoing mentoring relationships between college and elementary-aged students through shared learning experiences on the university campus and in the community.

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Fall Alternative Break

The students involved in this volunteer organization spend their fall reading break improving the living conditions of the individuals they serve. Each year, a work site is chosen and the students supply the manual labor necessary to meet the fundamental or emergency needs of the site.

Visit Fall Alternative Break

JUNTOS

JUNTOS is committed to excellence in the community through volunteerism with Hispanic students in area Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). Members work alongside IPS students in an after-school program to develop academically, socially, and personally.

Timmy Foundation

The Timmy Foundation at Butler University was officially chartered in 2005 as a campus affiliated organization committed to community service both locally and abroad. While the main activities generally associated with the nationwide foundation are the annual medical service trips (to Xela, Guatemala), we here at the Timmy Foundation at Butler University are committed to extending the call to service to our own communities as well.

YMCA

The Butler YMCA is a student volunteer organization promoting campus involvement and community service projects. Programming includes Freshman Weekend, Geneva Stunts, and the Butler Giving Tree. All Butler students, faculty, and staff are eligible for membership. For more information, call 317-940-9542.

Visit YMCA

Special Interest Groups

Alliance

Its goals are to promote campus awareness and understanding of topics and issues related to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community and to provide a supportive, comfortable atmosphere for GLBT students, faculty, staff, and straight allies of the Butler community.

Amnesty International

Undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Archives

Butler's entertainment magazine that features humorous and witty writings from professors and students alike. Archives also incorporates photography and artwork. Published every month.

Asian Student Intercultural Association (ASIA)

Designed to promote awareness of Asian culture, to celebrate diversity, and to strengthen unity within the organization, campus, and the community.

Black Student Union

Formed to help African-American students preserve, advance and promote the social and intellectual aspects of African-American culture. Black Student Union is open to any Butler student interested in creating a better understanding of racial and ethnic diversity.

Bulldogs for Life

Butler's pro-life organization.

Butler Dance Team

Provides entertainment for the university by performing dance routines at sports competitions and all-campus events.

Butler Investment Group

Strives to provide students with a free, non-threatening resource to help further knowledge and practice in the field of finance and investments.

Butler Men's Club Basketball

Allows students to play organized basketball at a high level with other players. This is not a club sport.

Butler Off-Campus Student Organization

Created to respond to the diverse needs of this large percentage of students. Its purpose is to inform, represent, and provide assistance to commuter students.

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Butler Peace and Justice

Seeks to resolve and transform situations of violence and promotes the presence of peace and justice locally and globally.

Butler University American Sign Language Club

Gathers to communicate without speech and help members learn and practice linguistic and cultural skills. They also aim to spread awareness at Butler about Deaf culture and American Sign Language.

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Butler University Calliope Creative Writing Club

Promotes the literary arts through sharing, discussing, and critiquing each other's work. Calliope Creative Writing Club is a place for students of all majors to come together and talk with other writers about the many joys and sorrows of writing, inside and outside of class. 

Butler University Cornhole Club

Informs the Butler community of the game of cornhole while providing members with ample opportunities to play the game using official American Cornhole Association rules and regulations.

Butler University Resale Network (BURN)

Organizes end-of-the-year resales from unwanted dorm room and apartment items with proceeds benefitting various local non-profits.

Butler University Student Foundation (BUSF)

Members of BUSF work to serve the students of Butler University-past, present, and future-and provide opportunities in service, leadership development, career development, student recruitment, and social events consistent with this mission.

Butler University Weightlifting Club

Established to provide Butler students with the opportunity to train safely and effectively in the realm of weightlifting.

Chinese Language and Culture Club

For students interested in the culture and language of China and who desire to learn more about it.

Dawg Pound

Serves as a student fan club for Butler University athletics and encourages school spirit.

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Demia: Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

The main goal of this organization is to increase the power of women, which will in turn improve their place in society and give them the strength and courage to work towards equality. Members seek to create, maintain, and actively promote a feminist community on the Butler University campus, to provide a source of education about health, safety, politics, and labor as they relate to female perspectives in society, and to address and increase awareness of sexism and inequality on campus.

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Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO)

ECO is dedicated to fostering environmental activism and awareness. It is open to any student interested in becoming more environmentally educated and aware. ECO may be contacted at eco@butler.edu

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German Klub

Provides students who have an interest in German with academic, cultural, service, and social activities in the Indianapolis area and greater Midwest region.

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Independent Council

Exists to support and represent all students considered independents at Butler University and provide those students with opportunities to get involved on campus as an organization and in partnerships with other student organizations.

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International Club

Encourages social and intellectual interchange and promotes mutual understanding among the students of all nationalities at Butler University.

Latinos Unidos

Committed to enriching the Butler University community while creating awareness of the Latino culture through student involvement within social, educational, political, and community outreach.

Lilly Scholars Network

Exists to be a resource for Lilly Scholars in which they can share thoughts and ideas as well as establish a network of current and alumni Lilly Scholars devoted to serving the community.

Long Boarding Club

Provides a place where long boarders can meet with each other to practice and discuss the sport of long boarding.

Sangam

Raises awareness and appreciation of various South Asian cultures. Open to all members of the Butler community.

To Write Love on Her Arms

Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.  TWLOHA aims to accomplish this by inspiring, encouraging, and investing directly into treatment both locally and around the world.

Visit To Write Love on Her Arms

Visual Arts Student Organization (VASO)

Recognizes and appreciates the visual arts as a major cultural influence.

Wishmakers on Campus

Raises awareness and funds for the Greater Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation by organizing fundraising events and advertising to help grant the wishes of local children.

Spiritual Organizations

Butler Catholic Community

Established to foster the spiritual, intellectual, and social interest of Catholic students. Contact Fr. Jeff Godecker at jgodecke@butler.edu to get involved.

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Cru

A student-led group that provides students with Christian fellowship and training. It is open to anyone.

Visit Campus Crusade for Christ

Grace Unlimited

Strengthens students' faith by providing regular opportunities for worship, Bible study, service, and social activities.  All students are welcome.

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Hillel

Provides social, cultural, educational, community service, and religious opportunities in a Jewish context to Butler students. Opportunities for Shabbat dinners, celebration of Jewish holidays, discussion groups and other activities. Open to all students.

Visit Hillel

Muslim Student Association

Provides a place for Muslims and non-Muslims to come together and network. MSA works to increase Muslim awareness at Butler and create understanding and cooperation in the community.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Works to experience and witness the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others, and study of faith.

Voices of Deliverance

This gospel choir provides students with an opportunity to enhance their spirituality.

Young Life

The mission of Young Life is to provide fellowship for people of all faiths.

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Additional Involvement Opportunities

Cheerleaders & Mascot

Contact Jamie Troyer at (317) 940-9623 or by email at jwestfal@butler.edu.

Flag Line & University Bands

For information, contact David McCullough at (317) 940-9876 or by email at dmccullo@butler.edu.

Peer Education & Peers Advocating Wellness

For more information, contact Sarah Barnes at (317) 940-8311 or by email at sbarnes@butler.edu.