Hello from the CFV
Choosing a college and deciding a major are big steps in
charting your future. But they are only part of a lifelong journey
of understanding who you are and what you are meant to do with your
We at the Center for Faith and Vocation believe that college is
a tremendous time of self-discovery. At the heart of this process
is learning the skills of discernment - the practice of reflecting
on your beliefs, on what fires up your energies and where you feel
called to interact in the world. These are skills that will carry
you through a lifetime of choices that will challenge you to know
what you care about and believe and to live those convictions.
The Center for Faith and Vocation works to make Butler
University a place where all people discover what they are meant to
do with their lives. For some people that means understanding more
fully why they want to be a teacher or musician, minister or rabbi,
dancer, doctor, accountant or pharmacist. For others it is learning
how their own religious commitments are part of their chosen major
or career path. And for still others it is about finding the
courage, self-awareness and support to switch a major and pursue
what they really want to become.
We do this through programs for students and for the professors
and staff at Butler, too, including workshops, salon-style
conversations, interfaith service projects, one-on-one advising,
internships and support for international travel experiences. Also,
the Center collaborates with lots of other Butler programs -
including student religious groups, international programs, the
Learning Resource Center, the Butler honors program, the Office of
Post-Graduate Studies and the Internship and Career Center.
Please visit the Center located in the Blue House across from
Clowes Memorial Hall. Come to our programs. We look forward to
learning how you feel called to a life of meaning and purpose and
helping you on that journey.