Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Comprised of seven interdisciplinary teams, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports the core pillars of fostering inclusive practices and climate; providing relevant programming and engagement; and fostering the learning and development required to help us reach the University’s strategic priority to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environment. Learn more about our departments below.

Blue House

The Compass Center

The Compass Center promotes interfaith engagement and offers a safe space for everyone in need of mentoring, guidance, or reflection, regardless of religious (or non-religious) affiliation.

Efroymson Diversity Center

Home to student organizations like Gender Equity Movement and Latinx Student Union, the Diversity Center serves as a physical space for Butler Bulldogs committed to advancing all DEI goals.

Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement

The Hub serves as an institutional command center to address systemic racism. Its initiatives include support for our Black students, faculty, and staff, and hosting workshops, discussions with Visiting Black Intellectuals, training sessions, and wellness activities.

Office of Institutional Equity

OIE is responsible for promoting and ensuring fair and equal treatment for all individuals within the University community. Its primary role is to prevent, respond, and remedy issues related to bias, discrimination, harassment, and unequal treatment based on protected characteristics such as race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion, or age.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services (SDS) facilitates the educational experience of students with disabilities by acting as a point of coordination for support services.

DEI Faculty Directors

In partnership with the Office of the Provost, each college and the library have a DEI faculty director who serves as a champion for DEI efforts within their respective unit which includes but isn’t limited to acquiring and reviewing DEI-related data to inform and guide college specific DEI strategies; advocates for the hiring, retention and development of all faculty, staff and students especially those from underrepresented identities; and works collaboratively with other colleges and units on programming and initiatives that work toward our collective DEI related goals and strategies.

Initiatives and Engagement

The DEI initiatives and engagement team is responsible for developing, overseeing, and executing large scale campuswide DEI activities and programs which includes the DEI in Action series and the DEI Innovation Fund; leading and developing engagement and inclusion strategies for campus employee resource groups; and providing leadership to strategically engage underrepresented Butler graduates, donors, and friends.