Core Curriculum

BCR symbolPropose a Butler Cultural Requirement Event

Certain events automatically receive Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR) credit; sponsors of these events do not need to submit a proposal form for approval. The events that receive automatic BCR status are:

  • Butler Ballet: Nutcracker, Midwinter, and Spring performances
  • Butler Seminar on Religion and World Civilization
  • Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Clowes Presents
  • Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers' Series
  • Faculty Artist Series
  • Global and Historical Studies Seminars
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Lecture Series
  • Leadership Through the Arts
  • School of Music Concerts, including guest recitals
  • Thornbrough Lecture
  • J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics
  • Butler Theatre (faculty directed) performances

Lectures, seminars, or performances not listed above may submit a proposal form to apply for BCR credit. 

Procedure to Propose a BCR Event

In order to guarantee our and the campus's knowledge of this event, please follow this procedure:

  1. Contact the speaker/s to obtain possible dates for an event to be scheduled.
  2. Check the University calendar for potential conflicts with other events.
  3. Check with Conferences and Special Events (ext. 9352) for room availability. Arrange for media needs, if necessary.
  4. Contact the speaker to secure the actual date.
  5. Submit a BCR application at least three weeks in advance of the event. Applications should be submitted to core@butler.edu

 

Charging and Admission

BCR events are open to the entire University community and most are offered free of charge. Some events, however, may require an admission fee for students and community members. In an effort to continue to keep students informed, please submit admission cost information on the application form. This information must appear on all publications so students are aware there is a cost associated with the event prior to attending.

Attendance Taking

Each BCR event will be staffed by BCR student staff - look for the dark blue vests with the BCR symbol. Staff will have scanners and students must scan their ID cards before event to receive credit. If our BCR staff does not show up to take attendance, please pass around a sheet of paper with the headings: name, email, and student ID number. Please bring the sheet to the Associate Provost's Office (JH 109) the next day so we can register student attendance.

Changes and Cancellations

As soon as you are aware of any changes to the event (time or location, for example) or cancellation of the event, contact the Conferences and Special Events office (ext. 9352) and Laura Cobb (ext. 9480).