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Butler Student Handbook

From the Vice President for Student Affairs

Butler University strives to prepare graduates not simply to make a living, but to make a life of purpose. . . this is The Butler Way. Whether you are new to Butler University or are a familiar face on campus, I want you to know the quality of campus life is crucial to the success of a University. At Butler, the Division of Student Affairs enhances the student experience with programs and services that will support your development as a total person.

Learning happens in and out of the classroom. As you build an academic foundation, Student Affairs is here to help you apply that knowledge by discovering personal passions, strengths and opportunities for further development. I challenge you to connect with faculty, staff and fellow students, and most importantly, make good choices that reflect a balanced life. Learn from the diversity of the students, faculty and staff that make up our amazing university. Engage in the community and develop yourself as an active citizen with the leadership skills necessary to solve the world’s challenging issues.

Butler University is a place where individuals take personal responsibility for their actions and show genuine concern for others. You will hear a great deal about Butler’s Community of C.A.R.E. which states: At Butler, we empower every person to engage in healthy behaviors, to support others in doing the same and to look out for one another. Our collective responsibility fosters a strong, healthy and connected community.

Take time to become familiar with what the University has to offer you and what is expected from you as a vital member of this community. The Student Handbook will serve as your resource guide.  Remember The Butler Way requires that we aspire every day to improve ourselves and those around us.

I invite you to follow me @ButlerVPSA on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Let’s stay connected and explore all of the amazing opportunities that Butler and Indianapolis has to offer!

Best wishes for a great year!


Frank E. Ross III, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs