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Alumni Relations & Engagement

Get Involved

There are plenty of ways to volunteer at Butler University! Below are our areas of greatest need. Please view this list of current opportunities below, and then fill out our interest survey to tell us how you'd like to get involved!

Dinner with 10 Bulldogs

Volunteers offer to host a dinner in their home or at a restaurant for current students. Student attendees can be of a demographic as specified by the host (i.e. certain majors, special interest groups, campus activities, etc.). The volunteer covers the expenses for the evening and may receive in-kind gift credit for the expenses incurred. Learn more.

Alumni Board of Directors and Young Alumni Board of Directors

Alumni may apply to serve for a term on an alumni advisory board. Selected members are asked to attend regular meetings, make an annual contribution to Butler, and participate in campus events and activities. Learn more about serving on the Alumni Board, or the Young Alumni Board.

Refer a Bulldog

Do you know a student who would make a great addition to Butler? Write them a referral.

Alumni Communities leadership

Each of the regional alumni communities, as well as affinity alumni communities such as the Black Alumni, LGBT Alumni, and JCA Alumni, have volunteers leading their programming efforts. Volunteers work with Butler staff to plan and execute engagement opportunities for their respective audiences. Officers participate in regular calls/meetings with alumni staff and occasionally attend meetings/discussions with the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please fill out the regional alumni community interest form or the affinity alumni community interest form to be considered for appointment. Applications are accepted year-round. To learn more about serving on an alumni community steering committee, download the Alumni Community Leadership Toolkit.

Admitted Student Notecard writing

Volunteers are provided with a list of admitted students (or sometimes families) who match their geographic location or background. Volunteers create a personalized message to the student sharing insights from their Butler experience in hopes it will compel the student to choose Butler. Volunteer interest is taken year-round, and volunteers will be asked to complete the notecards between December and February.

Mentor a COE Student or first-year teacher

COE graduates are encouraged to connect with students/fellow alumni to provide support as new professionals navigate their early years in teaching.

"Tap" a prospective COE undergraduate or graduate student

COE Alumni are encouraged to carry "tap cards,"  which have information about the college. These cards can be used to "tap" prospective students who would make strong additions to the program.

Provide a Job, Internship, or Pre-Professional Opportunity

Volunteer to provide a job shadow or internship opportunity for students and alumni from companies both locally and nationally.  Volunteers are also needed to serve as a preceptor or host physician or pharmacist for COPHS students. Volunteers are accepted at locations nationwide.

Career Services Fairs

Volunteers may sign up as participants for career fairs, panels, and ICS events. Opportunities include Big Dawg Fair, Get Connected, Diversity Connections, and smaller events and workshops.

Mentors

Alumni can volunteer with Office of Internship and Career Services to mentor a current student in their field. 

LAS Career Conversations

LAS graduates can participate in Career Conversations on Friday afternoons. These informal sessions allow LAS students to connect with graduates from their college to learn about career paths, ask questions, etc.

LSB Special Event Participants

Volunteers may participate in a career fair or networking event, sponsored by the School of Business or student organizations.

Bulldogs Into the Streets

Each August, alumni in Central Indiana may register to participate in a day of service with current students. Participants are divided into projects throughout the Indianapolis community and return to campus to reflect on their experiences. Some regional alumni communities also offer BITS opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact us at getinvolved@butler.edu or call us at 317-940-9946.