Programs for Leadership and Service Education

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2014 Ambassadors of Change Program?
Monday, August 18 - Saturday, August 23

When will registration for the 2014 Ambassadors of Change Program open?
Online registration will open June 1st, 2014.

When will registration for the 2014 Ambassadors of Change Program close?
The last day to register is June 20, 2014.

How are participants chosen for the AOC program?
Students are selected by their answers to the question on the application.  There are 66 spots for participants, so answering the question thoughtfully and honestly is important. This is a highly competitive process.   

When will applicants find out if they have been accepted into the program?
All applicants will be sent an email to their Butler email address at the end of June.

What is the cost of the program?
Cost of the 2014 program is $260.

Is there any financial support/help for this program?
Yes - The PuLSE Office is able to waive participant fees for five (5) students. To be considered, applicants must qualify for a Pell Grant and/or an Indiana State Grant. Those interested will need to state this in the appropriate box on the online application.

Who should the check be made out to?
Checks should be made payable to "Butler University," but money should not be sent until confirmation of acceptance into the program has been received.

Can students participate in more than one pre-Welcome Week program at Butler?
The schedules of all of the pre-Welcome Week programs are very full, so participation in multiple programs is not feasible.  Bulldogs into the Streets does not conflict with any of the pre-Welcome Week programs, however, since it is during Welcome Week.

Will there be time to get acclimated to the participant's room, campus and local community?
Yes.  Students selected for the Ambassadors of Change Program will be able to move into their residence hall room when they check in for the program. Also, the program schedule includes evening activities that help get participants acclimated to Butler and to Indianapolis.

Is attendance required at all parts of AOC?
Yes! Attending all aspects of the program will make the experience more enjoyable and will help tie concepts and ideas together.  Participants will be very busy, so do not make other plans during the week of AOC.

What exactly will participants do during the week?
Participants will receive a schedule of the week's events at check-in, but they can plan on daily service projects (usually about 3 hours long), discussions about social issues, learning about service and leadership styles, and fun evening activities.

What types of clothes are appropriate?
AOC is a casual program, but "work" clothes that can get dirty will be needed for service project(s)  - long pants and closed-toed sturdy shoes will be necessary for some projects. Work boots are not required, but helpful. Flip flops will not be allowed on service projects for safety purposes and agency regulations. There is a closing banquet which people usually get a little more dressed up for (e.g. nice pants or dress, ties - though not suits, etc.). Team builder will keep participants informed about appropriate dress.

What is necessary to have during AOC?
A Nalgene or refillable water bottle will be needed for service projects.

Who should be contacted with questions?
Questions can be directed to the PuLSE Office at or at 317-940-9262.