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Wellness—Diversity and Inclusion

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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.

Resources for Students

  • Butler Arts Center—This includes Clowes Hall, Butler's performing arts center on campus and the Schrott Center. The Schrott Center provides students and faculty staff with "a full-sized laboratory" in which to participate and experience the arts. 
  • Butler Cultural Requirement (BCR)—The Butler Cultural Requirement engages students in valuable and exciting learning opportunities, encourages students to participate in artistic and cultural events and promote lifelong engagement with creative arts and public intellectual life.
  • Celebration of Diversity and Distinguished Lecture Series—The distinguished lecture series provides Butler and the greater Indianapolis community with opportunities to hear from world-renowned scholars, dignitaries and personalities.
  • Center for Global Education—The Center for Global Education supports global learning including students studying abroad as well as majors with an international focus.
    • International Student Services—International student services provides academic and social support to exchange and international students attending Butler University.
  • Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS)—Butler's licensed and professionally trained staff offers counseling services to all currently enrolled students. We strive to provide students with the support and resources they need to help them achieve their personal and academic goals and enhance their experience while in college
    • Safe Space LGBTQ Ally Training—Safe space provides training to faculty, staff, and students to become active and effective allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community with the goal of providing a more hospitable environment on campus.
  • Desmond Tutu Center—The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice is a partnership between Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS).
  • Efroymson Diversity Center (DC)—Located on the lower level of Atherton Union (AU 004), the DC houses the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.  
  • Founder’s Week Celebration—In February of each year, Founder’s Week celebrates Butler’s founding principles of diversity, equality, innovation, and access.
  • Global and Historical Studies (GHS)—Formal coursework designed to recognize the benefits and challenges of living in a culturally diverse and increasingly globalized world.
  • Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs—The Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a free seminar series open to the public as well as Butler community that explores the intersection of religion and various current global issues.  The seminar is produced by the Center for Faith and Vocation. 
  • Sexual Misconduct Resources—Butler University actively fosters an inclusive environment of respect where differences are honored. All individuals who work, study, and participate in Butler activities have the right to be free of harassment and discrimination. Fostering a Community of C.A.R.E. and creating a campus environment free of harassment is everyone's responsibility.
  • Student Disability Services—Support services are individualized and developed on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board—A subdivision of SGA, the DEI board strives to host diversity events and promote awareness on campus to foster an environment where differences are respected and appreciated.
  • Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series—The visiting writer’s series hosts public readings and Q & A sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Butler Arts Center—This includes Clowes Hall, Butler's performing arts center on campus and the Schrott Center. The Schrott Center provides students and faculty staff with "a full-sized laboratory" in which to participate and experience the arts. 
  • Celebration of Diversity and Distinguished Lecture Series—The distinguished lecture series provides Butler and the greater Indianapolis community with opportunities to hear from world-renowned scholars, dignitaries and personalities.
  • 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.

    • Interfaith Engagement—The Center for Faith and Vocation provides several initiatives for interfaith engagement, including the CFV Interfaith Council, interfaith excursions, interfaith service programs, the New View Film Series, and paid internship opportunities.

  • Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS)—Butler's licensed and professionally trained staff offers counseling services to all currently enrolled students. We strive to provide students with the support and resources they need to help them achieve their personal and academic goals and enhance their experience while in college.

    • Safe Space LGBTQ Ally Training—Safe space provides training to faculty, staff, and students to become active and effective allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community with the goal of providing a more hospitable environment on campus.
  • Desmond Tutu Center—The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice is a partnership between Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS).
  • Efroymson Diversity Center (DC)—Located on the lower level of Atherton Union (AU 004), the DC houses the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.  
  • Founder’s Week Celebration—In February of each year, Founder’s Week celebrates Butler’s founding principles of diversity, equality, innovation, and access.
  • International Student Services—International student services provides academic and social support to exchange and international students attending Butler University.
  • Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs—The Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a free seminar series open to the public as well as Butler community that explores the intersection of religion and various current global issues. The seminar is produced by the Center for Faith and Vocation. 
  • Sexual Misconduct Resources—Butler University actively fosters an inclusive environment of respect where differences are honored. All individuals who work, study, and participate in Butler activities have the right to be free of harassment and discrimination. Fostering a Community of C.A.R.E. and creating a campus environment free of harassment is everyone's responsibility.
  • 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.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board—A subdivision of SGA, the DEI board strives to host diversity events and promote awareness on campus to foster an environment where differences are respected and appreciated.
  • Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series—The visiting writer’s series hosts public readings and Q & A sessions with some of the most influential people in contemporary literature.