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The Multifaith Baccalaureate Service

Butler University Class of 2019 Multifaith Baccalaureate Service

Celebrating the end of the undergraduate years in ritual, readings, and blessings, this event marks the turning point of students and their families as a sacred time. In keeping with the University's commitment to religious pluralism and inclusion, the Multifaith Baccalaureate Service reflects the diversity of religious and philosophical commitments of Butler students. Steeped in the history of higher education, baccalaureate services come from the medieval European tradition of presenting candidates for the degree of bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) in sermon oration. Today, Butler University is part of a widening community of U.S. colleges and universities holding religiously diverse baccalaureate services, striving to honor the distinct and varied faith traditions reflected on campus.

Seniors, come and celebrate with friends and family at this turning point in your life, by looking back and looking forward.

Faculty Address

Dr. Lisa Brooks, Dean, Jordan College of the Arts

Students participating in the Baccalaureate Service 

Matt Del Busto from Butler Catholic Community

John Evans from Radiate Butler

Joplin Finfrock from the CFV Interfaith Council

Ari Gerstein from Butler Hillel

Rachel Harrod from Grace Unlimited

Jennifer Johnston from United Methodist Student Movement

Kayla Long from Voices of Deliverance

Maham Nadeem from Muslim Student Association

Garrick Nate from Cru

Paige Wells from Delight Ministries


With gratitude to Dr. John Perkins, director of the Baccalaureate Chior


Please join us in a celebration of your student's accomplishments at the Butler University Multifaith Baccalaureate Friday, May 10 2019 from 4:00–5:00 PM, Schrott Center for the Arts. No cap and gown required.

Scenes from the 2018 Baccalaureate Celebration
Anila Din at the 2018 Baccalaureate 2018 Baccalaureate choir Daniel Meyers at the 2018 Baccalaureate

A student at the 2018 Baccalaureate

Dr. Deb Skinner at the 2018 Baccalaureate A student at the 2018 Baccalaureate