Alumni & Parent Programs

Frequently Asked Alumni Questions

How do I become a member of the Butler University Alumni Association? ~ Show Answer

You are considered a Butler alumnus if you have 30 credit hours or more at Butler University. All Butler alumni are automatically members of the Butler University Alumni Association, and as such, enjoy multiple benefits and receive regular mailings. It is a non-dues-paying association. A volunteer board of directors governs the Alumni Association. The board meets three times a year and is comprised of a diverse body of alumni. Butler University also sponsors a Black Alumni Association and Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association and Young Alumni Board of Directors.

For Butler University Alumni Association questions, contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

What is the most important thing I can do as a Butler University alumnus? ~ Show Answer

Stay in contact with us! Let us know what you're up to. A great way to stay in touch is by joining Bulldog Nation.  Exclusive to Butler University alumni, Bulldog Nation is our online community that allows alumni to keep in touch with all of their college friends, share news, network with fellow alumni - even sign-up and pay for Butler events online. As an added perk, every member of Bulldog Nation receives a permanent Butler email address. Join Now!

You will need your secure privacy ID which is printed on your address label of the Butler Magazine.

For general information or to update your contact information, contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

Where can I find Butler University Alumni Chapters? ~ Show Answer

Alumni Chapters are established where there is a strong concentration of Butler Alumni. Current active Alumni Chapters include Atlanta, Bay Area (San Francisco/Oakland), Central Indiana, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort Wayne, Greater New York,  and Washington, D.C. Interested in starting a new chapter? Please review our guidelines.

For Butler University Alumni Chapters information, contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

How do I get more information on specific Butler events (like Homecoming and Family Weekend)? ~ Show Answer

Please visit the Bulldog Nation Events Calendar for a list of upcoming events or call the Alumni Office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946. Thank you; we hope to see you soon at upcoming Alumni Events!

What benefits do I get as a Butler University alumnus? ~ Show Answer

Alumni living close to the Indianapolis area can take advantage of opportunities on Butler's campus. Visit our benefits page to learn more about the opportunities available.

For more information contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

How do I get a Butler University license plate? ~ Show Answer

Riding with Pride Just Got Easier

Getting a BU license plate is now easier than ever. Anyone can purchase a Butler license plate through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). For new orders, download and print a copy of the BU license plate order form (PDF) to mail in with your renewal form.

I'm renewing my Butler license plate. What is the new process?

The new process is similar to what you've done in the past, just more streamlined. After receiving the BMV notice to renew your license plate, proceed as you typically would by renewing directly at your local branch, at a self-service terminal, online or by mail.

When prompted to choose a Plate Type, simply select Butler University - SP. If you'd like a Butler motorcycle plate, select Butler University - MC. Also be sure to CHECK THE BOX to elect tax benefits for your purchase.

The $25 group fee, which is a donation to Butler University, will now be collected by the BMV as part of the regular renewal process. University issued Butler license plate forms are no longer necessary. The university cannot validate license plate forms. *

Interested in purchasing a low number or specialty plate? Contact the Office of Annual Giving for details.

I've never had a Butler license plate. How do I 'Ride with Pride'?

After receiving the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles notice to renew your license plate, proceed as you typically would by renewing through the BMV directly at your local branch, online or by mail. If you have never had a BU plate, you are now able to order one online or through a self-service terminal.

When choosing a Plate Type, simply select Butler University - SP. If you'd like a Butler motorcycle plate, select Butler University - MC. Also be sure to CHECK THE BOX to elect tax benefits for your purchase.

A $25 group fee, which is a donation to Butler University, will be collected by the BMV as part of the regular renewal process. Thank you for showing your pride in Butler University and for your $25 donation.*

Interested in purchasing a low number plate? Contact the Office of Annual Giving for details.

*Note: In order for Butler to identify you as a donor, the CHECKBOX must be selected, OR you must fax, email or mail your BMV receipt to the Office of Annual Giving. You will then be issued a confirmation.

Now Available!

Check The Box

The BMV revised the renewal process and rather than sending a receipt to the Butler University Office of Annual Giving, you'll simply need to CHECK THE BOX to elect tax benefits for your purchase. Checking the box online or on your BMV paperwork will allow you to receive tax credit for your purchase and will identify you as a donor to Butler.

Remember, failure to CHECK THE BOX means the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is not allowed to inform Butler of your plate purchase. That means the University will not be able to acknowledge your support and count you as a donor. If you forget to CHECK THE BOX, you can still get donor credit by sending a copy of your BMV receipt to the Office of Annual Giving.

Email: gifts@butler.edu
Call: (317) 940-9172 or (800) 368-6852, ext. 9172

Questions? Call Amorelle Gunst in the Office of Annual Giving at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9469.

Thank you for your support!

Can I buy Butler merchandise online? ~ Show Answer

Yes, please visit the bookstore website.

How do I get a Butler University alumni I.D. card? ~ Show Answer

Call Alumni and Parent Programs at (800) 368-6852 ext. 9946 (or stop by Jordan Hall 140) to receive an identification number and authorization form. Then stop by Public Safety (call 1 (800) 368-6852 ext. 9396 for hours) located in the Butler University Police Department at the corner of Sunset Ave. and Hampton Dr. to get your photo taken and your card produced. A $5 processing fee will be charged for each card. Check or cash only.  Please allow 24 hours to process card requests.

For more information about alumni I.D. cards, contact the Alumni Office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or alumni@butler.edu.

How do I update my contact information? ~ Show Answer

You can easily update your information on Bulldog Nation, Butler's online community for alumni. Bulldog Nation allows alumni to keep in touch with all of their college friends, share news, network with fellow alumni - even sign-up and pay for Butler events online. As an added perk, every member of Bulldog Nation receives a permanent Butler email address. Join Now! You will need your secure privacy ID which is printed on your address label of the Butler Magazine.

You can also update your information by calling the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or by emailing alumni@butler.edu.

How do I submit and/or read class notes? ~ Show Answer

Submit your own personal and professional news and/or read about your classmates in class notes. Class Notes are printed in the quarterly editions of the Butler Magazine. You can submit your class notes online through Bulldog Nation for inclusion in an upcoming edition. Bulldog Nation, Butler's online community for alumni, allows alumni to keep in touch with all of their college friends, share news, network with fellow alumni - even sign-up and pay for Butler events online. As an added perk, every member of Bulldog Nation receives a permanent Butler email address. Join Now! You will need your secure privacy ID which is printed on your address label of the Butler Magazine.

For questions about class notes, contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946 or by email at alumni@butler.edu.

How do I receive the monthly electronic Butler NewsFlash? ~ Show Answer

This monthly newsletter contains news and updates from across the campus of Butler University. To subscribe, send your email address to the alumni office at alumni@butler.edu or call (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946. Your email address will not be shared with any outside organizations and will only be used for Butler communications.  View the latest Butler NewsFlash editions here.

How can I volunteer as a Butler alumnus? ~ Show Answer

There are a variety of ways for you to give back to Butler through volunteerism. Visit our online volunteer guide for opportunities across campus for you to work with the academic colleges and campus offices to help advance Butler.

Contact the alumni office with any questions at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

What is BUSF? ~ Show Answer

The Butler University Student Foundation is a student organization that focuses on connecting Butler students of the past, present and future. BUSF provides programming throughout the year, like the Dinner with 10 Bulldogs program, which connects current Butler students to alumni.

For information about BUSF, contact the alumni office at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9946.

How do I link my Bulldog Nation account to my Facebook account? ~ Show Answer

You can now link your Bulldog Nation account to your Facebook account in three easy steps. Linking your Bulldog Nation account to your Facebook account allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of Bulldog Nation without ever leaving your Facebook page. It's easy. (1) access the app (2) click "go to app" (3) click "Link your Facebook account to your Bulldog Nation account" and then sign-in to your Bulldog Nation account. That's it!