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Butler University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(800) 368-6852
Email address
School Information
"Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized university with six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. We’re known for providing small classes, opportunities to engage directly with faculty, and real-world experience through internships, co-ops, research with faculty mentors, performances, and community engagement offerings. These opportunities give our students the knowledge and skills they need to excel after college—both in the workforce and in life. Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 98 percent placement rate within six months of graduation." (Source:
General Information
Butler University has implemented a new academic requirement for its students, the Social Justice and Diversity requirement. The requirement appears to be under development by faculty, and its scope is currently unknown. Additional actions have not yet been taken by the university. See more information about this Social Justice and Diversity requirement below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Social Justice and Diversity requirement instituted. It consists of 3 goals: 1. Recognize multiple and intersecting dimensions of identity and inequity through the study of critical scholarship on the historical, cultural, political, and/or social experiences of marginalized communities. 2. Identify and explain the causes and impact of privilege, power, and oppression and cultivate tools for overcoming conflict and promoting equality. 3. Recognize and critique local, national, or global conditions that enable, perpetuate and/or challenge social injustice and inequity.
Program and Research Funding
  • The Butler Giving Circle awarded "its second annual community partnership grant to the College of Education (COE) to support the development of a new mentoring program in which experienced teachers of color from the Partnership for Inquiry Learning’s Leadership Group will mentor small groups of COE students in inclusive, culturally responsive, and anti-racist teaching."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The university president said that "part of his efforts to improve anti-racism on campus would include evaluating the Butler University Police Department, BUPD. This led to a review of BUPD by a group of students, faculty and alumni. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the role of BUPD on campus and to gauge opinions from the community on Butler’s policing. The report is in its final stages," according to reporting by the Butler Collegian.
  • The university held "an anti-racism symposium."
  • Butler University presents a seminar series on religion and global affairs, with a specific focus on faith and activism. Throughout the Fall of 2022, these seminars will seek to explore how “faith and spiritual practice intersect with the tangible needs for justice and equity and how faith compels [us] to commit [our] lives to social change.”
Last updated September 7th, 2022
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