Skip to main content
Center for Faith and Vocation

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 reflect 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. We are committed to supporting the full landscape of multi-faith, spiritual, and questioning communities at Butler. 

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 for Faith and Vocation 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. Some current rhetoric on the national stage seeks to undermine these ideals and sow suspicion of our Muslim community members. This creates a social climate that is unwelcoming and increasingly dangerous, specifically for those being targeted, and more broadly for all who uphold the value of pluralism and respect for people of all faith convictions. We invite Butler students, faculty, staff, and our various community partners to join the CFV in affirming the values of religious diversity. If you would like to learn more about the diversity of faith communities, please come see us at the Blue House and we can help you connect with the many wonderful faith traditions we have on campus and in Indianapolis.


Through campus-wide collaborations with the CFV, Butler has become a campus community that confidently builds lives of purpose, meaning and contribution. Butler students—regardless of their faith perspective—learn to honor their deepest convictions and respect the same in one another as part of the lifelong journey of discovery.


The Center for Faith and Vocation provides a place where students at Butler University discover lives of purpose, meaning, and contribution (vocation) by using tools of reflection and engaging in spiritual questions—no matter what their faith, doubts or philosophies may be.

The Center's Services


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. We encourage you to reflect on the passion and energy that inspire you. 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 Community 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.