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Wellness—Mind & 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

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

  • Counseling & Consultation Services (HRC)—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.
  • Health Services (HRC)— 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.
  • 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.

  • Dining Services Fresh & Healthy Options—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. Utilizing MyFitnessPal makes it easy for you to eat right. 
  • FeedYourPotential365 —Resources for healthy hacks, smart snacking, and food preparation provided by Butler University’s Dining Services partner Aramark.

  • CUE Farm at Butler University — 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 & 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 Education, and Health Services, making it a true wellness center on campus.  
    • 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.
    • Physical Therapy — Butler University and St. Vincent partner to offer a full range of physical therapy onsite at the HRC! Physical therapists evaluate and treat patients with emphasis on mobility, strengthening, endurance, function, pain management, and healing. St. Vincent physical therapists will be available on campus by appointment only.
    • Nutrition Services —A nutrition specialist is available to assist you in meeting your personal health goals. They are available for individual consultations and to provide nutrition education programs
    • Challenge Education High Ropes — designed to enhance self-confidence, self-trust, and personal growth 38 – 45 feet above the ground while accommodating varying levels of physical ability.
    • Group Fitness Classes
    • Personal Training
    • Aquatics
    • Intramural Sports
    • Club Sports
  • Yoga & Meditation (CFV) — offered at the Center for Faith and Vocation as secular practices meant to calm and focus the mind.
  • Dawgs Dare to Self Care — encourages members of the Butler University community to explore the impact of incorporating a daily self-care strategy into their routine.  A 15-day printable calendar is available here.
  • 360 Proof Personalized Feedback Index (PFI) — An anonymous online tool for Butler University students that provides individualized feedback about one’s alcohol use. Students can complete the PFI from a computer or mobile device.

  • De-Stress with Doggies —Regular visits with furry friends from the Indiana Canine Assistance Network in the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Living Room.

  • Victim Advocate — A trained professional staff member who is available to respond to students who have experienced forced or unwanted sexual contact or interpersonal violence.

  • Think About It —  An online program that invites all new Bulldogs to join Butler's ongoing conversations on consent, healthy relationships, sexual violence prevention and response, stalking and substance use.

  • Red Cup Culture — A peer led film and follow-up discussion about alcohol use for all incoming first-year students.

  • #BUBeWell — Posts tagged with #BUBeWell on any university-affiliated social media platform are intended to promote wellbeing for members of the campus community.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health & Recreation Complex (HRC)
    • Nutrition Services —A nutrition specialist is available to assist you in meeting your personal health goals. They are available for individual consultations and to provide nutrition education programs.
    • 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.
    • Physical Therapy — Butler University and St. Vincent partner to offer a full range of physical therapy onsite at the HRC! Physical therapists evaluate and treat patients with emphasis on mobility, strengthening, endurance, function, pain management, and healing. St. Vincent physical therapists will be available on campus by appointment only.
    • Employee Wellness Incentives — encourages participation in our on-campus services and program to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 
    • Challenge Education High Ropes — designed to enhance self-confidence, self-trust, and personal growth 38 – 45 feet above the ground while accommodating varying levels of physical ability.

    • Group Fitness Classes

    • Personal Training

    • Aquatics

    • Children's Swim Lessons

  • Counseling & Consultation Services (HRC) — offers consultation and outreach services to faculty and staff.
  • 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 & Health Coaching
    • Complimentary Fitness Offerings (HRC)
    • Lunch & Learn Series
  • CUE Farm at Butler University — 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. 
  • Dining Services Fresh & Healthy Options —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. Unitlizing MyFitnessPal makes it easy for you to eat right.
  • FeedYourPotential365 —Resources for healthy hacks, smart snacking, and food preparation provided by Butler University’s Dining Services partner Aramark.

  • 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.
  • BU Safe — is a comprehensive website for resources related to public safety, active shooter response, online security, and emergencies and planning.
  • Yoga & Meditation (CFV) — offered at the Center for Faith and Vocation as secular practices meant to calm and focus the mind.