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Service in the Community

Students volunteering during BITS (Bulldogs Into the Streets)

The Future Belongs To Those Who Do

We believe that discovering one's role in shaping our world is an ongoing mission that starts with the community around us. That's why Butler students are actively involved in partnerships with the Indianapolis community through both volunteer efforts and service-learning experiences, such as the Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR). Through the ICR, all students take at least one course that involves active engagement with the Indianapolis community—which inspires many to continue their community involvement throughout their time at Butler.

These experiences help students better understand themselves and their world, discern what gives their lives meaning, discover new skills they never imagined before, and forge connections with people on campus and in the city they’ll call home these next few years. At other schools, this might be a lot to expect, but that’s just what Bulldogs do.