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Center for Faith and Vocation

The Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV), located in the Blue House, 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. We create opportunities to explore and discern the kind of contribution you hope to make with your life’s work.

In addition to vocational exploration, the CFV is the center of community for religious life on campus. The CFV and all of Butler University is committed to religious pluralism and extending hospitality to all people, regardless of faith or philosophical tradition. At the core of the CFV is the belief that communities are better for welcoming and encouraging diverse and varied beliefs, traditions, and practices. If you would like to learn more about the diversity of faith communities, please visit us and we can help you connect with the many wonderful faith traditions we have on campus and in Indianapolis.

Whether you are a person of faith, a devout questioner, or someone who is hoping to use the college experience as an exploration of your own passions, you are welcome at the CFV.  Come visit us and begin your journey to discovering a life of purpose, meaning, and contribution.

The Center’s Services

Paid Internships

The Center for Faith and Vocation offers internships in faith-based and social justice nonprofit organizations in the greater Indianapolis area. These are opportunities to discover work that is meaningful to you both personally and professionally. Our internships include vocational conversations with student peers. Learn more.

You at the CFV

Become a representative as a Center for Faith and Vocation Scholar during Welcome Week, new student events, or at block party, or just come to the Blue House to take part in yoga and meditation sessions. There is a place for you at the CFV. Learn more.

CFV Communities at Butler

For CFV Communities meeting times and activities, please visit Just search "faith" under Event Type. Also, learn more about religious communities in the Indianapolis area.

Learning from Cultures

Discovering a Life: Stories from the CFV

Read the Center for Faith and Vocation blog–student journeys of self-discovery through Internships and reflection.

And for event information and news, be sure to follow us on the Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation Facebook page.

For more stories, listen to the Faith and Vocation podcast.


Our Mission

In close cooperation with faculty, staff, and members of the Butler community, the Center provides transformative experiences for students.  Through spiritual exploration, personal reflection, and vocational discernment, we prepare students for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional impact on the world. 

Our Vision

The Center for Faith and Vocation invites all Butler community members, inclusive of all faiths, doubts, and philosophies, to discover lives of purpose, meaning, and contribution.