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Wellness—Intellectual

Irwin Library

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

Resources For Students

  • Academic Advising—An educational process between a faculty or staff member and a student to outline steps for achieving academic and career goals. 
  • Butler Cultural Requirements (BCR)—“Eight before you graduate”. With such a rich set of cultural activities from artistic performances to public lectures, BCR aims to engage students in valuable learning opportunities, and to encourage students to develop habits of participation in artistic and cultural events that will lead to lifelong engagement with the creative arts.
  • Butler Libraries—The Butler University Libraries make available the materials needed to support study, teaching, and research in all areas of intellectual endeavor pursued at Butler.
  • Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC)—Connects students with active service learning and engagement opportunities within the Indianapolis community. 
  • Core Curriculum—At Butler University, the Core curriculum builds the skills students will need to be successful, both during their time in college, and in their careers post-graduation. Our Core curriculum is designed around these key skills: strong written and oral communication, the ability to think critically and creatively, ethical and compassionate consideration of individual difference, and the ability to adapt quickly in this increasingly diversified and globalized world.
  • Collegiate Readership Program - New York Times—For current college or university students, faculty, staff and administrators, access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps for smartphone and tablet is available at a reduced rate.
  • Newfields—For nearly 130 years, Newfields has been an important part of the cultural landscape of Indianapolis, offering an encyclopedic collection of more than 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years. Newfields invites visitors to explore the connections between art, design, and the natural environment.
  • Jordan College of the Arts (JCA)—The mission of JCA is to create artist-citizens that shape the community—and the world—around them. And since it’s at the heart of Indianapolis’ thriving art scene, opportunities to engage and experience art in many forms are brought to Butler’s campus.
  • 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.
  • Learning Resource Center (LRC)—The Learning Resource Center is a coordination site for services, programs, and resources that promote academic success for all students of Butler University.
  • Math Tutoring Lab—The Math Tutoring Lab (Jordan Hall 272-C) is open for all students enrolled in prerequisite and core math courses.
  • Student Modern Language Center—The Student Modern Language Center is located just inside the department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures office suite, the Center houses a vast foreign film and TV collection, as well as fun events. Students can receive free tutoring help or just hang out with friends in the Center.
  • Writer's Studio—The Butler University Writers' Studio offers free, 45-minute writing consultations at any stage of the writing process - from understanding an assignment to final draft. 
  • Speakers Lab—The Butler University Speakers Lab employs highly trained student tutors to give one-on-one help with the creation and delivery of both individual and group speeches or presentations.
  • Butler Community Arts School—The Butler Community Arts School offers performing arts instruction to anyone ages 5 and up, including adults. It is our mission to provide quality arts instruction at an affordable price while also developing community involvement and civic-mindedness in Butler University students.
  • Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement (CHASE)—CHASE lays out clear steps to your goals, from introducing you to the honors program, research, and scholarship opportunities to coaching you on finding your match in academic grants and graduate programs 
  • Tutoring and Study Tables—Individualised Peer Tutoring is available to Butler students, free of charge, through the LEarning Resource Center (Jordan Hall 144. Study tables are group walk-in tutoring sessions that meet regualrly at a specifict time and locatioin.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Butler Libraries—The Butler University Libraries make available the materials needed to support study, teaching, and research in all areas of intellectual endeavor pursued at Butler.
  • Collegiate Readership Program - New York Times—For current college or university students, faculty, staff and administrators, access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps for smartphone and tablet is available at a reduced rate.
  • Faculty Development—The faculty development program supports faculty in achieving their own potential as teachers, scholars, researchers and creative artists, and supports a faculty member's development as a thoughtful participant in the Butler community.
  • Newfields—For nearly 130 years, Newfields has been an important part of the cultural landscape of Indianapolis, offering an encyclopedic collection of more than 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years. Newfields invites visitors to explore the connections between art, design, and the natural environment.
  • Jordan College of the Arts(JCA)—The mission of JCA is to create artist-citizens that shape the community—and the world—around them. And since it’s at the heart of Indianapolis’ thriving art scene, opportunities to engage and experience art in many forms are brought to Butler’s campus.
  • Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP)—Training and career development opportunities for academic staff.
  • Tuition Remission/Exchange Program—Tuition Remission is a benefit available to employees of Butler University (full-time and part-tme) and employees of our External Qualifying Partner Organizations which provides financial assistance for dgreee programs and classes taken at Butler University.
  • Butler Community Arts School—The Butler Community Arts School offers performing arts instruction to anyone ages 5 and up, including adults. It is our mission to provide quality arts instruction at an affordable price while also developing community involvement and civic-mindedness in Butler University students.
  • Butler Community Arts School—The Butler Community Arts School offers performing arts instruction to anyone ages 5 and up, including adults. It is our mission to provide quality arts instruction at an affordable price while also developing community involvement and civic-mindedness in Butler University students.