Programs for Leadership and Service Education

Faculty/Staff Advisor Handbook for Butler University Student Organizations

Presently there are over 100 recognized student organizations on the Butler University campus. They vary from academic honoraria, club sports, academic organizations, social sciences and mathematics, fellowship groups, special interest groups, etc.


The University has always recognized and encouraged participation in student activities and organizations as a vital part of a student's total educational experience. Butler supports the status of recognized student organizations and activities as a vital addition to one's academic life. In keeping with this value, the University offers a wide range of opportunities for involvement, including honor societies, special interest groups, athletics, service organizations, religious services, student government, and social fraternities and sororities. The university also offers services and support to these student organizations.

Requirements of Student Organizations

To be a recognized student organization by Student Involvement and Leadership programs, they require

  • at least four interested members, enrolled Butler University students
  • a faculty/staff advisor
  • constitution

New organizations must appear in front of the Student Government Association Assembly for approval and must be approved by the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership and the Dean of Student Life.

Download the Faculty/Staff Advisor Handbook (PDF) or stop in AU 101 for a copy.