Programs for Leadership and Service Education

Academic Organizations

MIS

Business Administration

Accounting Club 

The Accounting Club furthers interest and education in accounting, bridges the gap between classroom theory and actual practice, and promotes scholastic achievement and job/internship placement in the field of accounting.

Alpha Kappa Psi
A national professional business fraternity, members include faculty from the College of Business and students actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from the college. This organization gives business students an opportunity to interact with fellow students on a social level, as well as enhance their educational experience with lectures by area business people and tours of local business organizations.

Butler American Marketing Association (BAMA)
Dedicated to the marketing profession, this organization is involved in bringing guest speakers to campus and working on marketing projects on campus and in the community.

Arts Administration Club 

Club for Arts Administration Majors.

MBA Association 
Fosters networking among students, alumni, faculty and the business community.  The Association sponsors regular networking event and brings business leaders to campus to interact with students and alumni.  All MBA students and alumni are eligible for membership and leadership positions are available.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is an active organization encouraging the understanding of public relations and integrated communications. This organization is dedicated to peer and public practitioner interaction. Guest speakers, national and district conferences, a silent auction, and career seminar are a few of the activities hosted by this group.

Scholars for the Advancement of Business Leadership (SABL)
Aids students in gaining knowledge of the business world through all possible means. Members pass the knowledge and experience on to others as a form of service. SABL is dedicated to supporting its members in their endeavors in an effort to better prepare them to venture into the working world.

Education

Music Teacher National Association (MTNA)
Fosters and promotes the education, performance, scholarship, and appreciation of music education at Butler and the surrounding community.

Kappa Delta Pi
A national honor society in education that selects members for commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals and sound scholarship. Junior or senior standing and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 are required. The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to encourage high professional, intellectual and personal standards, and to recognize outstanding contributions to education.

Physical Education Majors Club (PEM)
Enhances professional practice by providing opportunities for pre-professional growth and development.

Student Education Association (SEA)
Helps students prepare for a career in education.

Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Biology Club
Provides students interested in biology the opportunity to share their knowledge, learn from others, and educate the community and campus about science-related issues.

Butler Student Association of Pharmacy (BSAP)
BSAP provides an opportunity to become knowledgeable about organized health care settings and pharmacy practice.

Butler Physician Assistant Club (Butler PA-C)
The Butler University Physician Assistant Club (PAC) is the Butler University student chapter of the national student organization, the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA). The purpose of Butler PAC is to serve as the official organization for physician assistant program students, to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care team. Through service to the profession and community as well as social events, our goal is national recognition from SAAAPA to allow members to attend the annual American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) National Conference on behalf of Butler University.

Association of Professional Pharmacy Students 
Provides a forum for the interchange of scientific knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Kappa Psi
A national professional fraternity for men and women enrolled in either the pre-pharmacy or the pharmacy program. Although Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity, it also offers a strong bond of fellowship. Kappa Psi works to promote professionalism and supports local philanthropies by giving both time and money. Kappa Psi has several philanthropies and offers many social events, thus balancing education with fellowship.

Lambda Kappa Sigma
The only international fraternity of women in pharmacy, it emphasizes personal, professional, academic and social growth of its members. The Butler Phi chapter sponsors families at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter with food and gifts. Other regular chapter activities include participation in the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout," and work with the elderly, such as giving gifts of the large print Reader's Digest to several nursing homes.

Pediatric Education Done by Students (PPEDS)
Promotes interest and awareness surrounding pediatric medication management.

Pharmacy Class of 2015

Phi Delta Chi

The oldest professional pharmacy fraternity in the nation, as well as the most veteran on the Butler campus, this chapter is open to both men and women and is one of the most successful in the nation. Phi Delta Chi undertakes many professional projects and services.

Phi Lambda Sigma
A national honor society dedicated to the recognition of leaders in pharmacy. Yearly activities include the BUCOP Bash, the year-end picnic.

Physician Assistant Class of 2015

Pre-Dental Club
National student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The purpose of the PPC is to serve pre-pharmacy students and those individuals interested in the pharmacy profession at Butler.

Pre-Physician Assistant Club (Pre-PAC)

Serves as the official organization for the pre-physician assistant students and those individuals interested in the PA profession.

Rho Chi
An honor society for students and professors in pharmacy. Undergraduate students are chosen from the upper 20 percent of their classes and must have completed 75 credit hours.

Science and Mathematics

Actuarial Science Club
The goal of this club is to increase knowledge of the actuarial exam system, facilitate career oriented contacts, as well as to heighten knowledge of the actuarial profession. The organization works to achieve this goal through regularly scheduled meetings, membership participation and guest speakers.

American Chemical Society Student Affiliation (ACS)
Although the ACS focuses primarily on chemistry majors, all science majors are welcome to join. Through group trips and social gatherings with chemistry professors, the ACS is a great way to meet other science students.

Engineering Dual Degree Club
This organization is designed to bring engineering majors together in a fun and exciting setting in order to build relationships and friendships. Members learn about engineering by taking part in various activities, such as competitions.

Genetics Club
Explores and educates in the field of genetics through discussion, speakers, volunteerism, and popular media whilst having fun.

Management Information Systems and Technology Association (MISTA)
Networks and forms relations with local businesses and other student organizations, promotes the study of MIS and assists with career interests and internships.

Mathematical Association of America
Strives to encourage and help the role of mathematics and math education on campus and in the Indianapolis community. Furthermore, the organization strives to actively encourage mathematics in diverse disciplines.

Society of Physics Students
Formed for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics throughout the academic and local communities.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Connect 

To Network with future, past, and present students, create internship opportunities, and a better understanding of what STS is to Butler University. 

Social Sciences

Anthropology Club
Promotes interest in the field of anthropology, spreads awareness about the importance of cultural relativism, and works towards understanding what it means to be human.

International Studies Club
This club introduces international affairs to the Butler University community while establishing relationships among the students of the International Studies majors and minors. Open to all students interested in the International Studies program. 

Academic Honoraries

Blue Key
Blue Key is a scholastic and activities honorary for juniors who are recognized as leaders in scholarship and college activities. It encourages intellectual attainment and promotes the progress of Butler University. Blue Key sponsors Freshman Skits and Sibs Weekend.

Mortar Board
Mortar Board is a national scholastic and activities honorary for seniors. Students in the top 35 percent of the junior class are eligible for membership. Members are also selected for their leadership qualities, character and participation in campus and community activities. Mortar Board publishes the yearly datebook, The Gavel.

Phi Eta Sigma

This national honorary for freshmen requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better after the first semester, or a 3.5 GPA for the freshmen year. Active membership is retained throughout college.

Additional Academic Organizations

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (N.S.S.L.H.A.)

Open to all students interested in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Biweekly meetings keep students abreast of group activities and provide an environment which promotes social interaction, campus awareness of communication issues, and involvement in the Indianapolis community. Peer education, local/national conferences and extensive professional contacts help students grow in their knowledge and understanding of the field at large and its growing job opportunities.

Pre-Law Society
Provides students interested in a law career the opportunity to meet other students with similar interests as well as area professionals.

Student Honors Council
Serves as a liaison between honors students and the Honors program administration as well as a liaison between honors students and honors professors.