Center for Faith and Vocation
The Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV), located in the Blue House, is dedicated to supporting students, faculty, and staff in living a life of purpose, meaning, and contribution. We are here to support the religious, spiritual, and secular communities on campus. We promote interfaith engagement and encourage a religiously plural campus where learning across difference enhances our community. The CFV also facilitates vocational reflection in many settings, working to help students, faculty, and staff assess their values, make self-authored decisions, and find support through mentoring and other networks. We are also a wellness resource, providing opportunities for meditation, pastoral care, and spaces to gather when the community faces challenges.
Whether you are a person of faith, a dedicated questioner, someone who is hoping to use the college experience as an exploration of your own passions, or a combination of all three and more, you are welcome at the CFV.
The Center’s Services
Through vocational reflection, the CFV provides opportunities to build three different skills: assessing your values, reflecting on and making hard choices, and finding mentors as resources of support. We believe students who gain these three skillsets are setting themselves up for life of purpose, meaning, and contribution.
CFV Communities at Butler
The many different student-led CFV Communities are on campus to enrich and build community around shared faith or philosophical identities. Explore the unique goals of our different groups and find student and advisor contacts.
Butler University is dedicated to creating a campus community that is welcoming to all, which includes a religiously diverse and inclusive campus. The CFV provides opportunities to learn about and build empathy towards people from traditions and perspectives different from your own. Students involved in interfaith engagement often feel more strongly committed to their own traditions, further aware of the complexity of our diverse world, and inspired to continue to build hospitality for others in our community.
Wellness and the CFV
The CFV is a champion for the “Meaning and Purpose” dimension of BU Be Well, Butler’s wellness model. The CFV provides many ways for students to explore their meaning and purpose, and we also promote wellness through particular practices, including meditation, pastoral care, open dialogues, and more.