Parents & Families

Parent CouncilParent Council

The Parent Council is an excellent way to stay involved with Butler University and represent Butler in your community during your student's undergraduate career. Members of the Parent Council come from various backgrounds and regions and are extremely important as they serve as the voice of parents of current Butler students.

The Parent Council consists of a membership of approximately 40 parents/families. Members represent all four undergraduate classes. Members can serve for the entire duration of their Butler student's undergraduate career.

Parent Council members are expected to:

  • Attend two meetings per year.
  • Volunteer as a representative of the Parent Council.
  • Make an annual contribution to Butler University (amount at your discretion).

The meetings for the 2014-2015 school year are currently scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 and Friday, April 17, 2015.

Volunteer opportunities for Parent Council members include admissions recruiting, helping at Welcome Week, speaking with prospective/new parents, student mentoring, assisting with fundraising and assisting with regional events.

For more information, please contact Jennie Jones at (800) 368-6852, ext. 9931.

Read the Parent Council by-laws. (PDF)

The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 academic year has passed. Applications will be accepted again in the fall of 2015 for new members. Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs with any questions at 800-368-6852, ext. 9946.