Alumni & Parent Programs

Butler Plate Shows Your Pride

License -Plate -TripBulldog Fans! Show your pride during March Madness with an official Butler University license plate, issued in Indiana. When you ride with pride, $25 will be designated to Butler to support student financial aid and campus improvements.

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 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 or specialty 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.

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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

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

Thank you for your support!