Religious Accommodations

The Compass Center strives to make Butler a welcoming place for all religious identities, and part of that is ensuring that we have various religious accommodations in place. Here are some of the ways we seek to ensure all students feel welcome on campus.

Academic Policy: Butler Religious Holidays Accommodation Policy

With planning, students are able to work with faculty to be absent for religious observance that conflicts with the academic schedule. View the full Religious Holidays Accommodation Policy.

Dining Services Partnerships

  • Challah bread is available every Friday in Atherton Marketplace.
  • Halal chicken is sourced and provided everyday in Atherton Marketplace and ResCo Dining.
  • An array of high-protein vegetarian options are available every meal for those seeking to maintain a vegetarian diet out of religious observance (or for any other reason!)
  • Robust Passover entrees during the Passover holiday
  • To-go boxes provided through Dining Services (at reasonable cost) for students observing Ramadan; Iftar boxes and breakfast boxes provided at sundown in ResCo. Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for Ramadan to-go boxes.
  • For students seeking further Kosher or Halal options, schedule an appointment with our Campus Dietician, Katy Maher, RDN at
  • Religion and Food Services

Meditation, Prayer, and Reflection Space

The Compass Center has worked to create various spaces on campus for personal religious and secular practice related to meditation, prayer, and reflection.

Come and visit the Contemplation Room on the second floor of The Compass Center, available 8:30 AM–5:00 PM or after hours with any Butler ID card access. Also check out our Compass Center Satellite Spaces in Jordan Hall, Rooms 182 C and D for open spaces available from 8:00 AM–8:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The Diversity Center also has a meditation, prayer, and reflection room in Atherton Union at the Garden Level, AU 001.