Office of Recreation and Wellness
Reopening Update (posted 7/15/20)
Recreation and Wellness
The Office of Recreation and Wellness will make extensive health-related modifications for fall semester. Capacity of activity areas will be reduced, extensive cleaning requirements will be in place, towel service will be suspended, and staff contact will be reduced.
Recreation Areas Open During Phase 1 (August 24)
- Cardio Area—track and main level
- Weight stack machines
- Stretching/free space areas - track and main level
- The Kennel (heavy weight room)
- The Zone and Wet Room with limited equipment
- Single user restrooms
- Aquatics Center Lap Lanes
In-person group fitness programs and personal training programs will open at a later date.
Events will be modified on a case-by-case basis in accordance with appropriate guidelines:
- Club sports and intramurals will follow NCAA guidance and adjust schedules to focus on smaller or online sports until restrictions are lifted.
- Student wellness programs will have decreased capacity.
Counseling and Consultation Services
Counseling and Consultation Services are expected to open for services in early August with touchless check-in procedures
- CCS continues to be available for virtual consultations throughout the summer.
- Telemental health therapy appointments will continue to be offered. Crises requiring in-person management will be available.
- For in-person crisis management, a touchless check-in process will be in place and strict social distancing precautions will be taken.
As of May 9, 2020, Counseling and Consultation Services can consult by phone in the case of an emergency but do not currently have the capabilities to conduct on-going tele/video therapy. CCS recognizes that this is a very difficult time, and are currently available to assist you in establishing services in your hometown. The CCS office is currently available for contact by phone at 317-940-9385 during the hours of 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, but this may change as the campus situation develops.
In the case of an emergency, CCS would like to remind you of some of the local and national 24-hour crisis options available. These include St. Vincent Stress Center (317-338-4800), Community Health (317-621-5700), and the national suicide hotline (800-273-8255). These and other resources can also be found on the Counseling and Consultation Services website.
Health Services continues to be available to answer any health related questions. In-person and telemedicine appointments will resume mid August. The following measures have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of students at each visit:
- COVID-19 symptoms screening prior to health appointment
- Touchless temperature monitoring during clinic check-in
- Separate waiting areas for ‘sick’ and ‘well’ students
- COVID-19 testing in a designated testing area
- Enhanced cleaning of patient rooms and high-touch surfaces
As of May 9, 2020, Health Services will not be scheduling any elective procedures and well-visits based upon CDC recommendations. If you are sick, experiencing respiratory symptoms, and would like to be seen, call 317-940-9385 and press option 4 to speak with a triage nurse. You will need to be screened and triaged before an appointment can be scheduled. HS is available by phone at 317-940-9385 during the hours of 8:00 AM–4:00 PM. After business hours, call the Indiana State Department of Health Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125. You can also email your COVID-19 questions anytime to email@example.com or email general health questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please visit butler.edu/coronavirus-faq.
Recreation and Wellness
At Butler University, we believe having a strong sense of balance and personal well-being leads to student success in the classroom and in life; both during their time at Butler, and post-graduation. We take a holistic and dynamic approach in offering a comprehensive suite of services and programs. Our portfolio allows students to explore on their own to seek informal opportunities in recreation, sport, and fitness, but also provides professional resources through medical and mental health expertise. Whether our students are looking for social connections through fun activities or they need support for emotional or physical health, we have you covered!