The Health Page
All Butler students are required to have valid health insurance.
All F1 and J1 Visa status undergraduate
international students will be automatically enrolled in the Butler
University sponsored student injury and sickness insurance plan
regardless of the number of credit hours taken (with the exception
of ISEP participants who are covered through the ISEP program).
Graduate international students will NOT
be automatically enrolled in Butler's health plan, and will be
required to show proof of alternate health insurance coverage.
Details about the University's student injury and sickness
insurance coverage can be found at www.gallagherkoster.com/butler
During Orientation, if you have not already contracted your
health insurance, we will be available to help you sign up and get
necessary documents to Health Services for your file.
Benefits and Plan Information (PDF)
Health History Requirement
All Butler students are required to have, on
file at Health Services, their health history
including all required vaccinations. New this year, students
can submit information using a secure online web portal called MyHealth.
The HRC is located on the north side of campus. In the HRC:
Health Services provides
treatment for illnesses and minor injuries. A full-time
medical doctor (MD) and nurses are available Monday
through Friday. Health Services strives to keep students
informed of health concerns and "wellness" topics. Find all
services and offerings here.
Consultation Services provides individual and group
therapy for students related to academic, career and
personal-social stress in a safe and confidential setting. Details
provided on the C&C Services website. Visit the 'Getting
Adjusted' tab within the International Student Services
Center is equipped with work-out machines, indoor
swimming pools, basketball courts and more. For long-term (F-1)
students, access to the fitness center is included in your
activities fee. For short-term (J-1) students, you will need to purchase
a membership to access the fitness center.
Intramural and Club Sports
information is available in the HRC as well.
Club: The club sports are a little
more competitive and require the students to demonstrate their
skills during 'callouts', which usually take place at the beginning
of each semester (depending on the sport's season). There is more
of a time commitment; the teams usually practice 2-3 times per
week. Also, if your team qualifies, the team may participate in a
regional or national competition.
For a list of club sports and callout dates, click here.
Intramural: The Intramural sports
are a more relaxed and flexible concept. Most students who play on
intramural teams are only playing for enjoyment and the teams may
not be as competitive as the club sport teams. The 'season' is
shorter, usually lasting only 3-4 weeks, practices are less
frequent, and there are no 'callouts' for intramural sports.
So, gather a group of friends and register for the table tennis
team or the flag (American) football team
Farm is located west of campus on the southeast
corner of the intramural athletic fields. The campus farm was
started by the Earth Charter Butler student organization in fall
"The farm concept arose from an interest in local organic foods,
sustainability, environmental justice, food security, and the
interconnectedness of life on Earth. Our vision for the Butler
Campus Farm is to provide the Butler University community with an
opportunity to grow and learn. The social, environmental, and
health benefits that we seek to provide through this venture
include access to fresh food, community building opportunities,
better personal health, education, and environmental
The campus farm is always looking for volunteers to help plant
and maintain the 1/2 acre farm. You will be paid in fresh fruits
If you would prefer to just eat the delicious food produced by
Butler's farm, you can find them under the gazebo on the north side
of Atherton Union every Monday afternoon (4-6pm) throughout
the spring, summer and fall.