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At Butler, we empower every person
to engage in healthy behaviors, to support others in doing the same
and to look out for one another. Our collective responsibility
fosters a strong, healthy and connected community.
Encouraging Healthy Behaviors
Wellness for Students (PAWS) is a group of trained student
volunteers who actively seek to educate the Butler community on
topics such as healthy relationships, alcohol and other drugs,
sexual health, body image and stress management. Learn more.
Advocates and Resources (GEAR) is a program for members of
Greek organizations to serve as resources and models to their peers
by providing education, support and referrals that promote wellness
and well-being for Butler students. Learn more.
The mission of Butler University Health Services is to maximize
individual well being through education on behaviors and
environments that promote healthful living, which is a critical
component of student learning. Learn more.
Horizons program started in 2004 with the purpose of promoting
healthy living by providing a comprehensive and confidential
wellness package to Butler University faculty and staff. Learn more.
The Butler campus has 44 emergency phones, which include the 26
white emergency poles and elevator call phones throughout
BUPD offers free safety escorts 24 hours a day. Just call (317)
In the event of a campus emergency, weather-related delay or
closing, Butler University will activate the emergency notification
tool, Instant Alert ® Plus. This system gives Butler
administrators the ability to reach students, faculty and staff on
and off campus via text messages and voice and email alerts. Learn
The Assessment and Care
Team (ACT) is an interdepartmental group of staff that
coordinate support strategies for students who are struggling
academically, have become disengaged from campus life or are
otherwise engaged in behaviors that might impede their retention
and success. Learn
The Butler University
Response Team (BURT) responds to critical incidents involving
Butler students. Membership includes the Vice President for Student
Affairs, the Dean of Student Life, BUPD Chief of Police and a
designee from University Relations. Learn more.
24/7 Victim Advocate
The Victim Advocate program at Butler University provides 24-hour
response by a trained Victim Advocate staff member to any student
who has been a victim of sexual assault or interpersonal violence.
The University urges anyone who has been sexually assaulted to seek
support from a Victim Advocate by calling (317)
910-5572 as soon as possible to assist with processing the
unique and complex emotional aftermath, and to serve as a liaison
between the victim and any other support services he or she chooses
to seek out including medical care, law enforcement and counseling.
Counseling and Consultation Services
Licensed and professionally trained staff are available by
appointment to help students achieve their personal and academic
goals by providing short-term therapeutic intervention. CCS staff
also consult with students, parents, faculty and staff who are
seeking to assist others and may need some strategies and ideas
about how to be helpful. Outreach programming and training are
provided to assist the general campus community in developing
healthy coping strategies. Learn more.
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