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Wellness—Service and Community

Community and Service Wellness

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

Resources For Students

  • BU Safe—is a comprehensive website for resources related to public safety, active shooter response, online security, and emergencies and planning.
  • Butler Alternative Breaks

    • Alternative Spring Break (ASB)—allows participants to do important community service work, grow as people, and reflect on their experiences.

    • Fall Alternative Break (FAB)—is an annual service trip where students travel to a given location in the United States to assist in various ways. Each year, the location and the project conducted are changed, but the basic premise behind the trip is provide a week of service to a community in need.​

  • Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC)—Connects students with active service learning and engagement opportunities within the Indianapolis community. 
  • Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV)—The Center for Faith and Vocation seeks to provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on their own passions and how to connect the life they lead to a sense of purpose and meaning.
    • CFV Communities at Butler—CFV Communities are student-led and on campus to enrich and build community around shared faith or philosophical identities.
  • ​Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—CUES is an academic center at Butler University dedicated to the science of urban ecology. CUES is inherently interdisciplinary and aspires to create a culture within Butler and in the city of Indianapolis that recognizes the fundamental importance of ecological knowledge for a sustainable society
    • CUES Farm—The farm's mission is to serve as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local foods through organic farming. 
  • Department of Student Leadership and Involvement—This department is the hub of co-curricular activities and campus-wide programming at Butler University. 
  • Efroymson Diversity Center (DC)—Located on the lower level of Atherton Union (Atherton, room 004), the DC houses the Office of Diversity Programs and the Office of International Student Services. 
  • Indianapolis Community Requirements (ICR)—A course requirement for students that involves active engagement with the Indianapolis community.
  • Peer Education Teams supported by Health Promotion—Peer educators are trained student leaders who deliver workshops, facilitate discussions and create campaigns to improve the culture and promote healthy choices. The following peer education teams are active at Butler University:

    • PAWS—Peers Advocating Wellness for Students

    • GEAR—Greeks as Educators, Advocates and Resources

  • Student Government Association (SGA)—SGA is an elected body of student leaders that program events, advocate for student concerns and provide opportunities for learning, engagement, and community.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Bulldogs into the Streets (BITS)—is Butler’s annual service project open to students, faculty, staff and their families (children must be  6 years or older) to participate each year.
  • BU Safe—is a comprehensive website for resources related to public safety, active shooter response, online security, and emergencies and planning.
  • Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV)—Opportunities for faculty and staff to explore their supportive and guiding role for students navigating Butler and their futures.
  • ​Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—CUES is an academic center at Butler University dedicated to the science of urban ecology. CUES is inherently interdisciplinary and aspires to create a culture within Butler and in the city of Indianapolis that recognizes the fundamental importance of ecological knowledge for a sustainable society
    • CUES Farm—The farm's mission is to serve as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local foods through organic farming. 

  • Staff Assembly—The governing body which seeks to enhance the work environment and represent the interests and concerns of staff.
  • Student Involvement and Leadership—Student Involvement and Leadership is the hub of co-curricular activities and campus-wide programming at Butler University. 
    • Butler Alternative Breaks Advising—Advising opportunities to travel alongside students participating in service and reflection in a community outside of the Indianapolis area, focusing on social justice reflection, civic engagement, and non-profits in a community new to the participants.