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Holcomb Observatory
Parents and Families

Butler Family Council

Applications have closed for the Family Council 2021-2022. Applications will re-open in Summer 2022.  


The Family Council is an excellent way to stay involved with Butler University and represent Butler in your community during your student’s undergraduate career. Members of the Family Council come from various backgrounds and regions and are extremely important as they serve as the voice of families of current Butler students. Additionally, the Council sponsors the Award of Excellence program, recognizing faculty and staff for their work on behalf of parents and families.

The Family Council consists of a membership of approximately 50 families. Members represent all four undergraduate classes. Members can serve for the entire duration of their Butler student's undergraduate career.

Family Council members are expected to:

  • Attend two meetings per year (Friday of Family Weekend in October & Friday of Scholarship Weekend in April)
  • Meet virtually as a member of one of the Family Council Committees throughout the year
  • Volunteer as a representative of the Family Council

Volunteer opportunities for Family Council members include admissions recruiting, helping during Welcome Week and Family Weekend, participating in Family Council committees of Advocacy, Communications, Programming and Awards and Recognition, speaking with prospective/new family members, student mentoring, assisting with fundraising, and assisting with regional events.


For more information, contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs at 317-940-8648 or