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Programs for Leadership & Service Education

The PuLSE Office is the hub of co-curricular activities and campus-wide programming at Butler University. 

If you are seeking information about the 160 student organizations on campus, want to know more about events on campus, need advice about how to get involved, or are looking for information on the Bulldog Leadership program, PuLSE is the place to go.

Additionally, you can find information about Welcome Week/Orientation, the Volunteer Center, and Atherton Union.

Student Organizations

Nearly everyone you meet at Butler is involved with something outside of class. Because for us, taking part in new and unique experiences isn’t a choice—it’s a way of life.

About the PuLSE Office

By intentionally engaging students in interactive and diverse opportunities, the PuLSE Office seeks to develop an ongoing commitment to leadership, service, and learning.

Student Government (SGA)

As the voice of the students, the Student Government Association works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to address student concerns and act on suggestions. In addition, The SGA hosts a year’s worth of concerts, competitions, and entertainment.

Service & Volunteerism

At Butler, students come to understand service as an opportunity to get as much as they give. From Alternative Fall Break to Timmy Global Health to Best Buddies, there are year-round opportunities to engage with the community.


Program Highlights

Welcome Week

Our goals for Welcome Week are to help in the transition to college life, prepare for the educational opportunities that are available, and introduce you to all aspects of our campus community. 

Leadership Development

Geared toward students who have little-to-no leadership experiences at the college level, the Emerging Leaders (EL) Program focuses on establishing the foundation for successful student leadership at Butler.

Ambassadors of Change

Ambassadors of Change (AOC) is an interactive, pre-orientation program that focuses on service to the community and leadership skill development. Incoming first-year Butler students are introduced to the campus and local community through dynamic service opportunities and entertaining activities during the week.

Atherton Union

Atherton Union is the focal point of many activities on campus and is the responsibility of Programs for Leadership and Service Education (Atherton Union, Room 101). The Union houses such departments as the Efroymson Diversity Center, Greek Life, and the Volunteer Center.