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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 at your discretion)

Applications to join the Council for fall of 2016 are being accepted through Sunday, August 28, 2016. Interested families may download or complete the application online for consideration. The meetings for the 2016–2017 academic year are scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2016 and Friday, April 7, 2017.

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.

For more information, contact Jennie Jones at 800-368-6852, ext. 9931.

Read the Parent Council by-laws. (PDF)

The deadline to apply for the 2015–2016 academic year has passed. Applications are accepted from parents of students at all class levels and will be available again in the summer of 2016. Contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Programs with any questions at 800-368-6852, ext. 9946.