CFV Communities at Butler
Butler strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus for all religious identities; in accordance with this goal, we have a variety of religious accommodations.
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- The AASC empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism.
- We envision a future in which secular students lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, thrive as valued members of society, and provide visionary leadership committed to humanistic ideals and critical inquiry.
- The AASC holds events regularly to allow members to interact, establish bonds, and learn about all the world has to offer. The organization hosts field trips to movies and museums to then foster discussion about the events and explore the possible religious implications in a secular context. Students meet weekly to plan events and spend time together.
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Julia Putzi, email@example.com
Brian Landis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Williams, email@example.com
Our purpose is to help college athletes and coaches explore and grow in authentic faith in Christ.
- Spiritual mentoring (discipleship) for Christian athletes
- Team Bible studies and chapels
- Large group meetings during the week
- Retreats, conferences, and mission trips
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David Rogiers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Eileen Taylor, email@example.com
Fr. James Brockmeier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheyenne Johnson, director Butler Catholic Community, email@example.com
- The BCC is a Catholic Community that seeks to serve the world through acts of charity, mercy, and love and, in doing so, to serve Christ and bring only goodness into the world.
- They work together with other faith traditions to bring peace by volunteering at local churches, food pantries, and summer travel opportunities for service.
- The Catholic Church at Butler University works with students to grow faith in the busy college world and offer a place of open, nonjudgmental discussion for the questions that may weigh heavy on your shoulders.
- There are a variety of options for involvement offered including Sunday Mass, midweek Mass, retreats, Small Groups, Liturgy, One-on-One meetings with the Director of Campus Ministry and more.
Sarah Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orly Trachtman, email@example.com
Hilene Flanzbaum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Frank, email@example.com
Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovich, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open to all faculty and students, Hillel at Butler serves as an on campus Jewish environment. It caters to the Jewish population within the university and provides education from a Jewish perspective to Jewish and non-Jewish students alike.
- Among events offered are monthly Shabbat services and dinners, a weekly meeting with a volunteer advisor, holiday observances and group activities, and community participation.
- Join to gather with Jews in celebration, observance, social action, and discussion. In joining, you can learn how to become involved in any of the five Synagogues close to Butler’s campus.
Marguerite Stanciu, email@example.com
Zayd Almaya, firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslim Life Advisor:
Anisse Adni, email@example.com
“Our mission is to provide support and programming for both Muslims and Non-Muslims that increases the awareness and appreciation of our religion on Butler’s campus.”
- The MSA provides opportunities for Muslim students to get involved in campus life with discussion and event planning participation with a focus on interacting with other CFV communities on a personal level.
- The organization is active and hosts 10-12 events each semester. Some possibilities for these events are trips to local mosques for Jum’muah (Friday) prayer, halaqa (guided discussion) participating in Relay for Life, dinners with other CFV communities, and “Ask a Muslim Day” where any student can ask any question about Islam while enjoying provided treats!
Dawson Bichey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Halla Vanest, email@example.com
Mike Trombley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kailene Lewis, email@example.com
Ryan Speicher, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our desire is to be a movement of people who are seeking to know Jesus and make Him known on our campuses, in our city, and to the world.”
- Cru is a Student Ministry for university students with 1,740 active communities on college campuses. In 2011, they had 25,000 missionaries in 191 different countries.
- Cru hosts weekly meetings on Butler’s campus at the Cru House, 519 W. Hampton Drive which is right next to BUPD. They offer prayer, discussion about how the Bible applies to student life, and about God and how he moves through the campus, city, and the world.
- Community groups are the primary way of getting involved.
Kayla Zaleski, email@example.com
Brent Hege, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Samuel Vaught, email@example.com
- Supported by Episcopalians, Lutherans, and all people of faith and good-will, Grace-Unlimited is a campus organization with leaders who claim convictions, but no final answers.
- Grace-Unlimited cites six main values that they hold; progressive, traditional, inclusive, biblical, contemplative, and activist.
- Drawn to make a difference, involvement in movements for the common good is a part of their activism.
- Some regular activities are held by Connect, a small group that meets weekly; there is also a Sunday community worship service each week during the school year.
- Everyone is welcome to join this adventurous community of faith including those of all ethnicities, gender identity, orientation, or societal class.
Ana Severson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Wilson, email@example.com
Pastor Seth Mierow, firstname.lastname@example.org
“College is tough. You need Jesus. We’ll help.”
- A confessional Lutheran student group on the campus of Butler University together with St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, an LCMS-U chapter.
- LCMS U is the place to continue and grow your faith in the complex world of college where biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics, and practices are challenged.
- This is a place that gives students substantive opportunities to grow their faith in a college environment that can be filled with doubt. They seek to do this through Christ and spreading the word of God on campuses nation-wide.
Gianna Bucaro, email@example.com
Natalie Andreev, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. OCF is charged with connecting Orthodox college students—and those interested in the Orthodox Christian faith—to Christ and His Church.
- Among the events offered is training of lay and clergy volunteers and students for leadership roles in the organization and outside of it as well. This happens at the annual Summer Leadership Institute.
- Here at Butler, Father David Wey leads prayer weekly or bi-weekly at the CFV.
Will Hones, email@example.com
Nathan Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Abel, email@example.com
Jaime McCord , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Young Life is about building mentorships with adolescents. At Butler University, the students serve as mentors to high school age students in the surrounding Indianapolis community. The focus is on the mentee and nurturing them and supporting them through a genuine interest and care.
- Butler Young Life students meet regularly on campus in the CFV for Bible studies and faith formation conversations.
- Mentors are charged with praying for the young people, going to where the kids are, building personal relationships with their mentees, providing fun and life-changing experiences, and guiding these younger people to develop skills within the context of religion, hand-in-hand with Jesus Christ and His teachings.