Student Life

Small campus vibes,
big city perks

We offer the ultimate collegiate experience with 200+ student organizations, in a metropolitan environment with thousands of connection points to the real world.

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Life at Butler goes way beyond the classroom.

Let’s face it: you spend most of your time in college outside of class. While a lot of that is spent diving into your studies, there are many other ways at Butler to sharpen your mind, hone your skills, and prepare for the future.

These include health and wellness programs, student organizations, Greek Life, service-learning, and a range of support services that are available to you whenever you need them. Scroll down to learn about campus life at Butler University.

Take a bite out of life, Bulldog-style.

Where will I live? What will I eat? What will I do between classes and assignments? How will I stay healthy in the process? If you’re asking these questions—that’s great. You’re thinking about the right things—and you’ve come to the right place to find answers.

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Housing and Dining

All five of our residence halls are central to everything happening on campus — a 5-minute walk to classes, fitness centers, and even basketball games at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Wherever you land, there’s a dining hall nearby, too, serving up delicious meals and nutritious snacks.

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Living in Indy

We’re in the heart of a thriving metropolis. And as a Butler student, you can take every advantage of that. From festivals to the Colts to the Indianapolis 500—and even gondola rides down the Indiana Central Canal—you’ll have one of the Midwest’s most vibrant cities to explore every weekend.

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Keep your body and mind in shape in the gym, in the water, or on the field. Because, at Butler, we believe having a strong sense of balance and personal well-being leads to success in the classroom and in life.

Cardio room at Butler gym

Student Well-Being

Butler cares about the wellness of all students. That’s why we provide a state-of-the-art fitness center, wellness support programs, healthy dining options, and counseling services—all to keep you healthy in both mind and body.

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Student Involvement

With more than 200 student organizations on campus, Butler has an organized group for everyone. Whether you’re into academics, or performing arts, health and recreation, or social and civic groups, you’re going to find the right fit on campus at Butler.

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Greek Life

For Butler Bulldogs, Greek Life is more than wearing ancient letters—it’s about serving the community and making a difference in people’s lives. Thirty-one percent of Butler students participate in the system, building lasting relationships, developing skills as leaders, and organizing fundraisers that benefit local nonprofits.

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Campus Safety

Butler prides itself on being a safe campus where everyone looks out for one another. Our Department of Public Safety is committed to keeping it that way by providing emergency response, crime prevention programs, transportation services, and more to make our environment safer for all.

Students in Butler spirt apparel celebrating 2022 Homecoming festivities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Being comfortable and your authentic self is essential toward your Butler experience. A key proponent of diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus is the Efroymson Diversity Center. It is a space made for all students and houses multiple student-run organizations promoting social and cultural autonomy.

Our differences make us Butler.

Every Butler student deserves an equitable and inclusive environment in which to thrive. Through academic offerings, events, and resources, we seek to build a campus community committed to embracing the rich perspectives that arise from racial, ethnic, socio-economic, sexual, gender, ability, and religious diversity within the Butler community.