Speak Like A Bulldog
You don't have to learn them all right away, but here are a few
bits of BU lingo you may find helpful your first year!
A-Town/AU - The good old Atherton Union.
Whether it's coming to get your coffee fix from Starbucks or
grabbing a late dinner from C-Club, everyone has a reason to come
AOC - Ambassadors of Change. A
servant-leadership program for incoming students. Ask around
and see who has participated.
APO - Alpha Phi Omega. The service fraternity
on Butler's campus.
ASB - Alternative Spring Break. Forget Mexico!
A great way to help people and have fun. Trips to Louisiana,
Mississippi or other places around the country to do volunteerism
over Spring Break.
BCR - The Butler Cultural Requirement is part
of your core graduation requirements. All Butler students,
beginning with students entering in Fall 2010, must attend eight or
more events on campus that have been designated as fulfilling the
Butler Cultural Requirement (this number is adjusted for transfer
students). Visit www.butler.edu/bcr for more
information. Remember, "Eight before you graduate".
Bell Tower/Carillon - Hear that pretty music
and can't tell where it's coming from? If it's not your next door
neighbor, it's probably the Carillon located on the reflecting pond
by the gardens.
BITS - Bulldogs Into The Streets. A volunteer
day spent around Indianapolis during Welcome Week. Sign-up today!
It's worth it!
Black Box - Butler has two Black Box theatres.
Both are located in Lilly Hall. Go see a Butler Theatre performance
The Blue House - The Center for Faith and
Vocation. This building houses many of the religious organizations
Blue II - This is the cute and cuddly mascot of
Butler. See him wandering around on campus. Legend has it that if
he licks your face, you'll get straight As.
BR/the Ripple/B-rip - Not to be confused with
Banana Republic, Broad Ripple is a chic hang-out village just three
miles from campus. Hit up trendy shops and tasty restaurants on a
Saturday or Sunday.
BSU - Black Student Union. Be watching out for
the talent and fashion shows!
The Bubble - The Tennis Bubble just north of
campus. Right next to the football field.
The Bulldog - Though they are cute and cuddly,
this one isn't. Located on the south side of Atherton, just outside
of the Reilly Room, this stone statue is a great place to meet.
Just say the magic words, "meet me at the bulldog."
The Butler University Basketball Band. Kind of like
a 60s horn band, a Motown soul group and a 90s SKA group all
combined to cheer on the Bulldogs. They use guitars and bass
players too. Call the University band office in Atherton
Union, ext. 9876 if you are interested in playing.
BUPD - Butler University Police Department. The
awesome task-force that patrols 24-7 to keep you and your teddy
BUSF - Butler University Student Foundation.
Organization to connect students of the past, present and
Butler Bowl - The football field and all that
is in it. Between Hinkle and the Apartment Village.
Butler-Tarkington - You live here. This is the
name of the neighborhood in which Butler sits.
Campus Golf - Informal Butler tradition
involving golf clubs and tennis balls. Watch for pedestrians (and
The Canal - Runs right behind campus and next
to the gardens. Not recommended for swimming.
C-Comm - The new College of Communications.
CMFK - College Mentors for Kids. Be a mentor
and work with grade school children.
COPHS - (Pronounced 'Coughs') The College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
CPA - Have a concern? Tell the Council on
Presidential Affairs. This is another branch of SGA that acts as a
liaison (big word) between faculty and students.
DC - The Efroymson Diversity Center in the
basement of Atherton Union in Room 004. This office houses all of
the diversity organizations as well as the Office of Diversity
Programs and International Student Services.
Ducky - Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. Located
in Robertson Hall. Seats about 150 and is a great place to see
performers show their stuff.
FAB - Fall Alternative Break. The shorter, fall
version of ASB. Trips in the Midwest to help people in need.
The Gardens - Holcomb Gardens. A great place on
campus to read a book, relax or throw a Frisbee for a while.
Hink - Butler's own Mascot! He loves to pop up
at events, make sure to give him a high five and take a picture
Home Plate - Located on the north end of the
mall. It is a small plaque where Butler baseball's home plate used
to be. Home plate for what, you ask? The land that Butler was built
on was a park. Home plate is where the baseball diamond's home
plate was originally located.
HRC/Hurc - The awesome Health and Recreation
Complex. Get your workout on or just lounge around and play some
IM Fields - Intramural Fields. Look up in the
sky and look for a tall television antenna. Now head that
way. The fields are right by that!
ICR - To help prepare students to not simply to
make a living but to make a life of purpose, the Indianapolis
Community Requirement is a part of your core graduation
requirements. All Butler students, beginning with students entering
in Fall 2010, must take one course in any part of the university
that involves active engagement with the Indianapolis community.
The ICR may be fulfilled through designated core classes, major
courses or electives.
Irwin - Name of the Butler library building on
campus. A Butler library also includes the Ruth Lilly Science
Library on the second floor of the Holcomb Building.
JAD - Just north of the Apartment Village.
Jordan Academy of Dance might be a place that you have a Lifetime
Johnson Room - Large meeting space located in
LRC - The Learning Resource Center. They can
help you with any educational questions you have.
The Mall - That grassy area between Atherton
and ResCo. Two words…campus golf.
The Monon - It used to be a railroad track that
went from downtown to Carmel. Now it's a trail that people walk,
ride or rollerblade on. Catch the Monon in Broad Ripple.
Norris Plaza - Fun little plaza that has a
bench, a map of campus and a fountain. It is located where the mall
and the flag poles intersect.
OOTDH - Out of the Dawg House. Men's a cappella
group on campus.
PAWS - Peers Advocating Wellness for Students.
A group of Butler students who create programs about how to live a
PB - Program Board. This is a section of SGA
that plans and promotes programming on Butler's campus. With 10
different committees, there's something for everyone.
PuLSE - Programs for Leadership and Service
Education. This office, AU 101, inside the Reilly Room, can help
you with any involvement or volunteerism question that you could
The Quad - The term used for the four academic
buildings connected by the skywalks - Jordan, Gallahue, Holcomb and
the Pharmacy Building. No need for an umbrella just stay
REACH - This is SGA's diversity branch.
Respecting, embracing and achieving community harmony provides
quality and eye-opening events to promote awareness of diversity
The Reilly Room - Giant room in Atherton Union.
Bands, magicians, speakers, free food, you name it, the Reilly Room
ResCo/The 'Sco - Livin' in suite-style.
Originally built as Residential College (apparently that was too
hard to say).
Ripple Bagel - Broad Ripple Bagel and Deli.
Great restaurant right on Broad Ripple Ave. Delicious bagels
and tasty desserts.
Senior Clock - There are actually two. One is
right next to Atherton, the other is on the way to the HRC. You can
never be late for class…thanks to the seniors of the past.
SGA - Student Government Association. The
governing body of all students and student organizations. It's kind
of a big deal.
Star Fountain - The star-shaped fountain
smack-dab in the middle of the mall. Another great meeting place on
campus (or just a place to splash your friends when you're walking
back to your room).
UT - University Terrace. On-campus apartments
that are just a hop, skip and a jump away.
VC - The Volunteer Center. Located in Atherton
Union, Room 100, is your resource for service in the Indianapolis
community. The VC organizes BITS, bi-monthly service projects and
other opportunities to give back
Victim Advocate - A Butler staff member,
available 24/7 at 910-5572 to provide emergency support for victims
of sexual assault.
The Village - The apartment-style housing unit.
All the fun of an apartment but still on campus.
VOD - Voices of Deliverance gospel choir.