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Wellness—Mind and Body

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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.

Resources For Students

  • Butler Dining—It's simple. We believe that good food is essential to a healthy life. Our commitment is to help you power your life on campus with good food and a dining program.
  • Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV)—The CFV 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.
    • Yoga and Meditation—offered at the Center for Faith and Vocation as secular practices meant to calm and focus the mind.​
  • Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—The Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (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. 
  • Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)—offers many programs and services to Butler students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the Indianapolis community. Not only is it the site for the Department of Recreation, the HRC also houses the offices of Counseling and Consultation Services, Health Promotion, and Health Services, making it a true wellness center on campus.  
    • 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 LGBTQ+ community with the goal of providing a more hospitable environment on campus

      • Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training—This program's goals are to increase knowledge and skills related to crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

    • Health Services—provides health care to students currently enrolled in the University. We place an emphasis on treating the medical, emotional, and educational needs of our students.
    • Recreation and Wellness—offers a holistic and dynamic approach of a comprehensive suite of services and programs, allowing students to explore informal opportunities in recreation, sport, and fitness.
      • Aquatics—Serious and casual swimmers alike will feel at home in the Aquatic Center. The 25-yard lap pool contains six individual swimming lanes, and feeds into a spacious leisure pool featuring bubble benches and a current channel. 
      • Challenge Course—designed to enhance self-confidence, self-trust, and personal growth 38 – 45 feet above the ground while accommodating varying levels of physical ability.
      • Club Sports—Are you looking to participate in a sport on a more competitive and regular basis? If so, club sports is your answer. Most club sports practice 2–3 times a week and compete on-campus, off-campus, and possibly nationally with other universities.
      • Group Fitness Classes—The HRC offers a variety of exciting, fun, and dynamic group fitness classes on a weekly basis that are free with HRC membership. 
      • Health Promotion—actively seeks to educate and empower students to make informed choices that positively impact personal wellness and the wellness of the greater community.
      • Intramural Sports—We provide a variety of sports that are both active (i.e. basketball) and passive (i.e. euchre). These sports are open to all Butler students and formatted as a one-day special event/tournament or a 3-week league with a playoff tournament.
      • Massage Therapy—Treat yourself to a relaxing and therapeutic massage at the Health and Recreation Complex! Our experienced massage therapists specialize in therapeutic, sports, stress-relief, and Thai yoga massage therapy.
      • Personal Training—Our personal training service strives to serve Butler University and the surrounding community by meeting the needs of our clients.Our trainers will help you reach your goals with personalized programming.
    • Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist (SARPS)—A trained professional staff member who is available to respond to students who have experienced forced or unwanted sexual contact or interpersonal violence.
  • 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.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Butler Dining—It's simple. We believe that good food is essential to a healthy life. Our commitment is to help you power your life on campus with good food and a dining program.
  • Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV)— The CFV 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.
    • Yoga and Meditation—offered at the Center for Faith and Vocation as secular practices meant to calm and focus the mind.​
  • Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—The Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (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.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)—offers many programs and services to Butler students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the Indianapolis community. Not only is it the site for the Department of Recreation, the HRC also houses the offices of Counseling and Consultation Services, Health Promotion, and Health Services, making it a true wellness center on campus.  
    • 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 LGBTQ+ community with the goal of providing a more hospitable environment on campus
      • Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training—This program's goals are to increase knowledge and skills related to crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
    • Recreation and Wellness—offers a holistic and dynamic approach of a comprehensive suite of services and programs, allowing students to explore informal opportunities in recreation, sport, and fitness.
      • Aquatics—Serious and casual swimmers alike will feel at home in the Aquatic Center. The 25-yard lap pool contains six individual swimming lanes, and feeds into a spacious leisure pool featuring bubble benches and a current channel. 
      • Challenge Course—designed to enhance self-confidence, self-trust, and personal growth 38 – 45 feet above the ground while accommodating varying levels of physical ability.
      • Employee Wellness Incentives—Butler University has developed incentives to encourage participation in on-campus programs and services that can help you achieve your health goals.
      • Group Fitness Classes—The HRC offers a variety of exciting, fun, and dynamic group fitness classes on a weekly basis that are free with HRC membership. 
      • Massage Therapy—Treat yourself to a relaxing and therapeutic massage at the Health and Recreation Complex! Our experienced massage therapists specialize in therapeutic, sports, stress-relief, and Thai yoga massage therapy.
      • Personal Training—Our personal training service strives to serve Butler University and the surrounding community by meeting the needs of our clients.Our trainers will help you reach your goals with personalized programming.
  • Healthy Horizons—The purpose of this Program is to promote healthful living by providing a comprehensive wellness package to faculty and staff as well as their families. This Program will assist you in improving your health, provide you with ongoing information and health education programs, help you lead a healthier life and stay well, and help you to identify your own health risks and ways to reduce these risks.
    • Rewards Program
    • Annual Wellness Assessment and Health Coaching
    • Complimentary Fitness Offerings (HRC)
    • Lunch and Learn Series
  • 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.