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Parents and Families

Butler Parent Council

The Parent 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 Parent 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 Parent Council consists of a membership of approximately 40 parents/families. Members represent all four undergraduate classes. Members can serve for the entire duration of their Butler student's undergraduate career.

Parent Council members are expected to:

  • Attend two meetings per year
  • Volunteer as a representative of the Parent Council
  • Make an annual contribution to Butler University (amount and designation at members' discretion)

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

The application process to join the Council for the 2018-2019 academic year has closed. Families will have the opportunity to apply to serve again in summer 2019. Council meetings for the academic year will be Friday, November 9, 2018 and Friday, April 12, 2019. 

Read the Parent Council by-laws. (PDF)

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