Interpreter Services

Butler University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations including excellent and timely interpreter services.

The individual requiring the interpreter is responsible for making the interpreter request; two weeks advance notice is needed so the necessary arrangements can be made.  Although attempts will be made to honor requests on short notice, requests which do not allow two weeks advance notice increase the possibility that interpreter services will be unavailable.

Student Disability Services (SDS) is the department on campus that assists the Butler campus community in facilitating interpreter services. Departments are required to contact SDS for consultation whenever an interpreter request or question is raised so as to determine what is required, remain in compliance, and receive guidance about how to appropriately address the situation.

Ordinarily, it is expected that the department will cover costs for interpreter requests for activities and events other than academic coursework. If a department wishes to be considered for University reimbursement for interpreter services, please forward written request to SDS at The final decision regarding reimbursement lies with the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

For further information, please contact Student Disability Services in Jordan Hall 136, by phone at 317-940-9308, or by email at