Office of Diversity Programs

Dawg Days Diversity Orientation Program

Dawg Days is our annual Diversity Orientation Program. This program is just one of many events which takes place during Welcome Week each year. Dawg Days is designed to acquaint our new freshmen from diverse backgrounds with current multicultural students, faculty and staff in a more intimate setting. This is a wonderful opportunity from underrepresented populations to bond and become acclimated to the campus culture and environment.


As a Dawg Days participant, you will be able to move into your assigned residence hall on Tuesday, August 19. All participants are required to attend the Dawg Days orientation workshops that are scheduled on August 21 - 23, 2014. The Dawg Days program will extend with special activities, workshops and events throughout the academic year. Check out the full Dawg Days Diversity Orientation Schedule.


Cost of the 2014 program is $120 per person. This fee includes transportation, meals, activities and other costs associated with the program throughout the academic year. We do recommend that participants have extra spending money for evening activities and free time.  A payment plan is available, upon request.  Please contact Valerie Davidson ( if interested in making payment arrangements. Register now!

A Note from the Director

Valerie DavidsonI am pleased to invite you to our annual Dawg Days celebration. I look forward to spending this time with you and your family. If you have any question, please contact me by phone at (317) 940-6570, toll-free at (800) 368-6852, ext. 6570, or via email at Welcome to Butler University!


Valerie Davidson
Director of Diversity Programs and the Efroymson Diversity Center

Visit the Diversity Programs website for more information on other programs and events happening throughout the year!