Programs for Leadership and Service Education

Special Interest Groups

Boy Girl Hands

Its goals are to promote campus awareness and understanding of topics and issues related to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community and to provide a supportive, comfortable atmosphere for GLBT students, faculty, staff, and straight allies of the Butler community.

Amnesty International
Undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Butler's entertainment magazine that features humorous and witty writings from professors and students alike.  Archives also incorporates photography and artwork.  Published every month.

ASIA (Asian Student Intercultural Association)
Designed to promote awareness of Asian culture, to celebrate diversity, and to strengthen unity within the organization, campus, and the community.

Black Student Union
Formed to help African-American students preserve, advance and promote the social and intellectual aspects of African-American culture. Black Student Union is open to any Butler student interested in creating a better understanding of racial and ethnic diversity.

Bulldogs for Life
Butler's pro-life organization.

Butler American Sign Language Club
Students with a passion for the language and culture used by Deaf Americans.  Members should have an interest and some knowledge of sign language.

Butler Army ROTC
Educates the campus on the benefits and possibilities of ROTC while working on leadership, communication, and being an active part of the community.

Butler Dance Team
Provides entertainment for the university by performing dance routines at sports competitions and all-campus events.

Butler Improvfessionals
Student-run improv theatre group

Butler Investment Group
Strives to provide students with a free, non-threatening resource to help further knowledge and practice in the field of finance and investments.

Butler Men's Club Basketball
Allows students to play organized basketball at a high level with other players.  This is not a club sport.

Butler Off-Campus Student Organization
Created to respond to the diverse needs of this large percentage of students. Its purpose is to inform, represent and provide assistance to commuter students.

Butler Rowing Team
This coed team practices and competes with area teams in the sport of rowing.

Butler University Running Club
Gives students and faculty a welcoming and non-competitive environment to build on running abilities and provides a place for social interaction.

Butler University Quidditch League
Aims to have different groups participate in a fun, engaging activity.

Butler University Resale Network (BURN)
Organizes end-of-the-year resales from unwanted dorm room and apartment items with proceeds benefitting various local non-profits.

Butler University Ski and Snowboard Organization
Encourages and promotes the sports of skiing and snowboarding among Butler University students in a fun and safe environment.

Butler University Student Foundation (BUSF)
Members of BUSF work to serve the students of Butler University-past, present, and future-and provide opportunities in service, leadership development, career development, student recruitment, and social events consistent with this mission.

Colleges Against Cancer
This organization is a national collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to fighting cancer, volunteering for the American Cancer Society, and improving college communities by instating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society.

Alumni Services

Demia: Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
The main goal of this organization is to increase the power of women, which will in turn improve their place in society and give them the strength and courage to work towards equality. Members seek to create, maintain, and actively promote a feminist community on the Butler University campus, to provide a source of education about health, safety, politics, and labor as they relate to female perspectives in society, and to address and increase awareness of sexism and inequality on campus.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club
Provides a conduit by which all students can access relevant resources, network with prominent community entrepreneurs, and share ideas.

Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO)
ECO is dedicated to fostering environmental activism and awareness. It is open to any student interested in becoming more environmentally educated and aware. ECO may be contacted at

First Generation Organization
Promotes first generations and serves the campus community through volunteerism, education, and social interaction.

German Klub
Provides students who have an interest in German with academic, cultural, service, and social activities in the Indianapolis area and greater Midwest region.

Independent Council
Exists to support and represent all students considered independents at Butler University and provide those students with opportunities to get involved on campus as an organization and in partnerships with other student organizations.

Latinos Unidos
Committed to enriching the Butler University community while creating awareness of the Latino culture through student involvement within social, educational, political, and community outreach.

Lilly Scholars Network
Butler Lilly Scholars interested in both networking and giving back to the community.

Pinky Promise Butler University
Focuses on women honoring their bodies and their religious faith.

Professional Presence and Profile
Helps students develop a professional presence to share with future employers.

Raises awareness and appreciation of various South Asian cultures. Open to all members of the Butler community.

Spanish Club
Provides a means for practicing and improving language skills as well as experiencing Spanish culture.

Strategy Games Club
Provides a fun, casual environment that emphasizes play in non-electronic strategy games such as tcgs and table top games in a social setting. 

To Write Love on Her Arms
Dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA aims to accomplish this by inspiring, encouraging, and investing directly into treatment both locally and around the world.

Visual Arts Student Organization (VASO)
Recognizes and appreciates the visual arts as a major cultural influence.

Wishmakers on Campus
Raises awareness and funds for the Greater Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation by organizing fundraising events and advertising to help grant the wishes of local children.