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Residence Life

Residence Life Staff

Residence Life is responsible for promoting and maintaining an environment where students are free to develop academically and socially. Developing a sense of personal and communal responsibility and respecting the rights of others is also an important part of this program. Residence Life staff members oversee the management of Butler’s residence halls and apartment-style options. These staff members are committed to promoting student development through educational and social programs.

Assistant Directors

AD for Administration - Bridget Mearns Bucey 

The Assistant Director of Residence Life (AD) is a senior member of the Residence Life leadership team that advances student learning in an intentionally inclusive residential environment.  The AD is responsible for supervision of full-time Community Directors (CDs), indirect supervision of graduate students and student staff, day to day operations of the Office of Residence Life, crisis management, programming and budget oversight.  The AD also serves as a representative and/or appoints representatives of Residence Life to represent Student Living and Learning to various academic and administrative offices and committees across campus.


AD for Residential Education - Sarah McClure 

The Assistant Director of Residential Education is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the residential programs curriculum to advance BU Be Well, the Butler student experience, and to learn new knowledge, develop skills, and broaden the perspectives of students. The AD partners with Community Directors, Faculty in Residence, the Greek community, and special academic program initiatives providing resources and information to support training and development of paraprofessional staff. They will provide leadership for the departments assessment projects, website, and social media. 

Community Directors

Community Directors manage and supervise the three residence halls and apartment areas. Specific responsibilities include supervising Resident Assistants (RAs) or Apartment Community Assistants (ACAs), advising hall governments, providing programming, assisting students with individual problems or concerns, and serving as judicial officers. Each Community Director lives in the building and has an office in the building. Your Community Director is an invaluable resource during your stay in the residence halls. Contact your Community Director by email or stop by the front office of the residence hall to set up an appointment to meet with them.

  • Katie Coats—Irvington House
  • TBD—Residential College (ResCo)/Ross Hall
  • Angelica Smith—Fairview House
  • Shannon Mulqueen—University Apartments 

Assistant Community Directors

Assistant Community Directors (ACDs) are graduate students currently enrolled in the Indiana University Higher Education Student Affairs program. While they complete their degrees at Indiana University, the ACDs will be doing an externship at Butler. The ACD will assist in the daily management and supervision of their assigned residence hall. ACDs will complete tasks including, but not limited to, supervision of Resident Assistants, serving as a Conduct Review Officer, advising the Hall Government for their assigned hall, and any other duties as assigned.

Arianna Cavallini—Irvington House
Kaity Benson—Residential College (ResCo)/Ross Hall
Elizabeth King—Fairview House
Tyra Voget—University Apartments 

Coordinator of Housing Operations

Chris O’Donnell

Chris assists the Director and Associate Director of Residence Life in the daily operations of the residence halls and apartment areas. Chris' responsibilities include keeping accurate occupancy reports and records, student billing, and other assignment matters.

Administrative Specialist for Student Living and Learning

Sherry Williams

Sherry is responsible for assisting the Director and Associate Director of Residence Life as well as the Residence Life Coordinators. She supports all administrative functions including correspondence, judicial files, students staying for University breaks, and the room selection process.

Community Assistants

CAs are Butler students who are available to help you while you are living in the residence hall. One CA lives on each unit. They plan programs and activities, assist in developing a respectful community, serve as a resource for your concerns, and enforce hall policies.

Apartment Community Assistants

ACAs are upper division students who have previous experience and live in the Apartment Village, Butler Terrace, University Terrace, and CTS Apartments to assist the residents. They also work with the RLC in performing administrative tasks, managing the front office, planning programs, and are an invaluable resource for residents. ACAs can help residents access helpful resources around campus and problem-solve personal or academic issues.


Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) are fulltime Butler faculty members who live in an apartment within the Residential College, Ross Hall and Fairview House. These faculty are individuals who are committed to students and the learning experience that takes place outside of the classroom. They plan social, educational, cultural, and academically related programming for students living in Themed Living Communities.

The FIRs usually work with an advisory group of students to determine what events are planned for the term. Activities have included: attending cultural events, sporting events, and ethnic festivals; excursions to Chicago; participating in fun runs; cooking ethnic food; and a variety of programs within the hall.

Residential College Faculty-in-Residence

John Esteb—Department of Chemistry

Antwain Hunter—College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Duane Leatherman—Department of Math

Erin Garriott—College of Education

Ross Hall Faculty-in-Residence

Mark Rademacher—College of Communication

Fairview House Faculty-in-Residence

Catherine Pangan—College of Education

Ryan Flessner—College of Education

Desk Attendants

Residence hall and apartment offices are open everyday and are staffed by student workers who provide services and respond to emergencies. Your office is a center of activity within your community. A desk attendant in the office will help you with services such as equipment checkout, mail delivery, and lockouts. Check the front office for specific hours for each hall (Note: University Terrace's front office is open limited hours every day, all apartment residents are welcome to use the Dawghouse front desk in the Apartment Village).

Front Office Phone Numbers

ResCo: 317-940-9851
Ross Hall: 317-940-9335
Fairview House: 317-940-8618
University Terrace: 317-940-6800
Apartment Village: 317-940-6024
Residence Life: 317-940-9458