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Parents and Families

Butler Family Council

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 parents 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 40 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
  • Volunteer as a representative of the Family Council

Volunteer opportunities for Family Council members include admissions recruiting, helping at Welcome Week, speaking with prospective/new family members, student mentoring, volunteering at Family Weekend, assisting with fundraising, and assisting with regional events.

The application process to join the Council for the 2019 - 2020 academic year will open soon. Families will have the opportunity to apply to serve again in summer 2020. Council meetings for the academic year will be Friday, November 8, 2019 and Friday, April 17, 2020. 

Read the Parent Council by-laws. (PDF)

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