College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Criminology

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Student Sociology and Criminology Association and Butler University Chapter of the John Weidner Foundation for altruism is to further the understanding of sociology, criminology, social work and altruism.


  • Further understanding through activities, lectures and discussions
  • Generate awareness of issues in these areas
  • Encourage the professional growth of members by providing information on graduate school and other advanced study and careers
  • Provide a setting in which social interaction can easily occur among members, faculty, staff and the community
  • Involve members within the university and local community through volunteer activities
  • Raise funds to support the goals
  • At the end of the year, examine the accomplishments and set goals for the future