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Students at Welcome Week

BU Be Well

The Student Experience

The eight dimensions of Butler’s BUBeWell model are the foundation for a transformative and holistic student experience.

Through BUBeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps students grow, learn, and be the best version of themselves.

Butler provides students many robust opportunities to develop, both inside and outside of the classroom, through each of the eight dimensions of the BUBeWell model.

NIRSA and NASPA’s statement, Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education: A Commitment to Student Success, highlights strategic commitments from both associations in pursuit of innovating, supporting, and fostering a holistic, integrated, and strategic approach to wellbeing. BUBEWell is a best practice as identified by NIRSA and NASPA.

Mind & Body

Mind and Body resources support the ability to identify and care for the physical and emotional needs and the awareness of influences that affect overall health.


Social resources support the ability to create harmony in one’s relationships with others, demonstrate effective communication skills, develop the capacity for healthy intimacy and cultivate a support network of caring friends and/or family members. 


Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion resources support the ability to understand one’s own identity and background and how they differ from others.  Additionally, these resources support an appreciation for engaging with experiences that expand one’s understanding of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Service & Community

Service and Community resources promote wellness by strengthening community through service and shared interests, both within Butler and the greater Indianapolis area.

Career & Life Skills

Career and Life Skills resources promote wellness through building and maintaining successful skills for future or current careers, including internships, employment, and financial planning.

Meaning & Purpose

Meaning and Purpose resources support the ability to reflect on one’s values and beliefs, intentionally discern goals and contributions, and explore meaningful steps towards actualizing one’s future.


Intellectual resources promote wellness through personal growth in academics, lifelong learning, and engaging new ideas.


Environmental resources promote wellness through shared interests in protecting the environment, caring for campus, and advancing Butler’s future in sustainable ways.