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Diversity Ambassador Program

Diversity Ambassadors (DA’s) are domestic and international students at Butler who are dedicated to promoting and enhancing diversity on campus and in the global community. Diversity Ambassadors are student leaders who are actively engaged in diversity advocacy and support an environment of inclusion, civility, and respect. One of the main aspects of the Diversity Ambassador's role is to be a contact and mentor for incoming international and first-year students from diverse underrepresented populations.

Being a Diversity Ambassador includes:

  • Providing leadership and assistance with the Dawg Days Diversity Pre-Orientation Program, and International Student Orientation during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Mentoring incoming International and first-year students from diverse populations throughout the academic year.
  • Attending cultural diversity leadership training workshops.
  • Presenting and/or participating in co-curricular diversity programs.
  • Welcoming and escorting new international students upon their arrival at Indianapolis International Airport.
  • Assisting new international and first-year students from diverse populations with move-in and social acclimation to the Butler campus.
  • Providing peer resources to new international and first-year students in the academic advising and the registration process.
  • Attending monthly DA meetings and special diversity workshops.

Assist in the planning and coordination of major diversity events all-campus including:

  • Chillin’ and Grillin’ Welcome Week Barbecue
  • Annual B-United Diversity Fair
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration (September-Early November)
  • Annual Day of the Dead Celebration
  • International Night with The Indiana Pacers
  • International Education Week
  • World Café
  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Volunteer-Study Tour of New Orleans
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (January)
  • Annual Celebration of Diversity GospelFest
  • African-American History Celebration (February)
  • Founder’s Week Celebration (February)
  • Diversity Connections Networking Reception
  • Women’s History Celebration (March-mid April)
  • Annual International Dinner
  • International Student Farewell Dinner (December and April)

Diversity Ambassadors serve in this leadership position throughout the academic year. The Diversity Ambassador selection process is conducted in March for the subsequent academic year.