Rules? What rules?
No surprise… Butler has established rules, regulations,
policies, and guidelines that YOU are expected to know. You
can probably guess most of them right off the top of your head, but
it might be a good idea to really know what they are.
The official statements can be found in the online Student Handbook.
(Hint: There is a lot of good information in the Handbook in
addition to the rules.) Click the link to review all of the
official wording in the Rights and Responsibilities section… or
keep reading below for the "CliffsNotes" version.
Butler's Rules of Conduct in Plain Speak:
Rule #1: Follow all of the rules.
Rule #2: Let activities of the University occur as they should.
Personal expression is a good thing but disruption is… well,
Rule #3: Don't hurt anybody or damage anybody's stuff.
Rule #4: If it's not yours leave it alone, and for goodness sake
present yourself truthfully.
Rule #5: If you live in University-owned housing there are more
rules to know, many of which deal with how to get along and stay
safe while living in close quarters. They are also listed in the Handbook under
Rule #6: Treat others with respect and compassion. Intentional
meanness is not okay. Everyone in our Community of Care deserves
to feel safe and accepted. Speak and act with a kind heart.
Rule #7: Don't enter places if you don't have permission to be
Rule #8: Keep your clothes on (unless you are in the shower) and
keep ugly words and gestures to yourself.
Rule #9: Illegal drugs and controlled substances are illegal and
should not be here.
Rule #10: Other things that are not welcome here: firearms,
fireworks, explosives and other dangerous weapons. They are
disruptive and can hurt people.
Rule #11: At Butler we have designated areas if you choose to
smoke. Find out where they are and keep your cigarette butts
Rule #12: If a University official asks you to do something - do
it. This is especially important in emergency situations and during
Rule #13: Every state in the nation says alcoholic beverages are
not to be consumed or provided to people under the age of 21.
Indiana and Butler are on board with that idea too.
Rule #14: Any violation of a city/state/federal law can cause a
problem here too. (Return to Rule #1 and read ALL very