Efroymson Diversity Center

Diversity Center

Our Purpose

The Efroymson Diversity Center of Butler University opened on December 6, 2006 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The Diversity Center was made possible by a generous gift from Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and the Efroymson Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The Diversity Center (DC) serves as an open and inclusive symbol to the Butler campus that fosters contributions of intercultural engagement, support, guidance, and a home to the Butler community committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate the achievements and continued opportunities of students, staff, and faculty in furthering an inclusive campus community. We serve as a resource for recruitment, retention, and student support for underrepresented communities.

The Diversity Center is located in the garden level of Atherton Union, Room 004. This office is part of the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership within the Division of Student Affairs.

The Diversity Center provides office space for seven identity-based and cultural student organizations and the Diversity Program Council. The Diversity Center also provides a prayer/meditation space, gender neutral restrooms, and a lounge and study space for all Butler students.

2024 Butler Cultural Graduations

On May 9, 2024, Cultural Graduations were held in the Schrott Center for the Arts with a reception immediately following. This event included cultural graduation recognition for students who identify as Black, LGBTQ+, Latine, and/or Asian and Pacific Islander.