Core Curriculum

BCR symbolButler Cultural Requirement

"Eight Before You Graduate"


Butler Cultural Requirement Overview

Butler University has a rich set of cultural activities in the form of artistic performances, seminars and public lectures that collectively comprise one of our most remarkable educational resources. The aim of the Butler Cultural Requirement is to engage students in these most valuable and exciting learning opportunities, and to encourage students to develop habits of participation in artistic and cultural events that will lead to lifelong engagement with the creative arts and public intellectual life. 


Requirement Structure: All Butler students must attend eight or more BCR events as part of their graduation requirements. Transfer students must complete at least one BCR credit for each semester enrolled at Butler University.

Learning Objectives

  • To discover that some of the most valuable and exciting learning opportunities at Butler take place outside the classroom.
  • To develop habits of participation in artistic and cultural events that will lead to lifelong engagement within the creative arts and public intellectual life.

Click  here for a full list of BCR events for fall 2014. 
This list will be updated throughout the semester.


Please click here for instructions on how to track the number of events you have attended.  

How to Receive BCR Credit

At each event, students should look for the BCR student staff wearing the vest with the BCR symbol. In order to receive BCR credit for attending the event, students must have their ID card scanned by the BCR representative prior to the start of the event.  It is the student's responsibility to attend the entire event.   Each student may only scan their own ID card.  If a student has not had their ID card scanned within this time period, they will not receive credit for the event


How to Receive Disability-Related Accommodations for Events

To request  disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility,please contact Laura Daily at or at 317-940-9480.   Please allow  two  weeks advance notice  in order to allow  adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice,it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.

Event coordinators need to contact Student Disability Services at 317-940-9308 or in Jordan Hall 136 to discuss all accommodation requests and accessibility questions in order to help ensure they are properly addressed.