Ambassadors of Change Program

Serving to Learn—Learning to Lead—Leading to Serve

Ambassadors of Change is an interactive, pre-orientation program which focuses on service to the community and leadership skill development. Incoming Butler student participants (Ambassadors) will be introduced to the campus and local community through meaningful service experiences, dynamic educational opportunities, and entertaining activities throughout the week.

Program Highlights:

  • Volunteering daily with a variety of local community organizations
  • Reflecting on the meaning of service
  • Connecting with community leaders
  • Social interactions with other Butler students
  • Interacting with Butler student leaders (Teambuilders)
  • Getting to know the city of Indianapolis


The cost of the program is $325 per person. The fee includes all meals, transportation associated with the program (e.g. transportation to and from service sites), and other costs throughout the program. The Office of Service & Community Engagement is able to waive participant fees for five (5) students. To be considered, you must qualify for a Pell Grant and/or an Indiana State Grant.


Participation in the 2024 Ambassadors of Change program is limited to 60 students. This is a competitive process.
The application for Ambassadors of Change can be found here: Pre-Orientation Program Application Form

Please note, Applications close on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 11:00 PM Eastern Standard. Applicants will be notified of their application status in late June.


Selection of participants is based on the answers on the application. If accepted into the program, you will be contacted via email. Payment of $325 must be received within one (1) week of acceptance email receipt. If payment is not received, your space will be given to someone on the waitlist.

Students who are not initially accepted will be placed on a waitlist. In the event that someone decides not to participate in the program, the selection committee will contact students on the waitlist.


Participants (Ambassadors) will be assigned to a small group led by returning student leaders (Teambuilder).  Activities during the week will vary between small group and large group involvement.

Participation in all program activities is expected.  Students in the Ambassadors of Change program will not be able to join other programs, practices, or meetings during the week (evenings included).


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