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Butler University Student Life

Butler University is on a 301-acre campus in a suburban setting in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are many activities and organizations for Butler University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Butler University also has fraternities and sororities.

Butler University has a thriving Lacy Scholars. In fact, more students participate in Lacy Scholars than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Butler University include Butler University Dance Marathon, Butler Catholic Community, CRU and Student Government Association.

The Butler University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Butler University Dance Marathon and Spring Sports Spectacular.

Does Butler University offer student housing?

Butler University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Butler University students live on campus. In 2021, 66% of undergrads at Butler University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 34% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Butler University. There are 3,359 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,492 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,93 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Butler University offers coed housing and .

Safety at Butler University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Butler University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Butler University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Butler University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Butler University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Butler University, take Interstate 65 to Indianapolis, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Indianapolis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Butler University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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