Professor Derek Reid and Dance Performance student Scholar Idjagboro discuss the importance of mentorship at Butler University.
We take your education personally.
We’ll not only help you discover what moves you. We’ll support you every step of the way.
Discovery happens here.
At Butler, you’ll study with faculty members who are deeply passionate about what they do. They’ll encourage you to find that same passion within yourself. We put the resources at your disposal—the labs, the studios, the athletic fields, the trading rooms—to help you uncover what you’re really good at (and maybe even what you can do without.) We put you in a position to take advantage of internships and real-world experiences that show you what to expect from a particular field and to build the work ethic that it takes to pull ahead of the pack.
That’s a once-in-a-lifetime journey. It also takes a lot of work on your part, since blazing a trail is harder than somebody telling you exactly where to go. We’ve found that Butler students are looking for that kind of challenge. Because ultimately, it’s not our education. It’s yours.
Although as a major university we’re relatively small, coming here can mean a big change for most new students. So, we’ve created a first-year experience called Butler ONE to help smooth the way into your new environment, whether it’s academics, cultural orientation, or planning the next steps in your personal and professional journey.
The classes and coursework at Butler are designed to challenge and strengthen your intellectual side. But what about the rest of you? At Butler, you’re not alone—and we’re here to help. We want to make sure every aspect of you—mind, body, and spirit—gets the care and attention needed to make the most of your Butler experience.
Until you’re in college, it’s hard to imagine just how important an influential professor can be in your life. But when you make a connection with a faculty member who really makes you fall in love with a subject—who makes you want to know more and pushes you to excel—well, it’s a little like magic. At Butler, where the average class is just 22 students and we have an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, those connections happen all the time.
By your side,
no matter what
Not long after you get to campus, you’ll meet your faculty mentor—a professor from the department that houses your major who will work with you to reach your academic, career, and personal goals. Every one of us at Butler wants you to thrive; your mentor is there to make sure you get the support you need.
Senior Lecturer Scott Bridge and Journalism student Rachel Christie discuss the importance of mentorship at Butler University.
Imagine for a moment that you could create your own personal college. It would be focused on your particular needs. It would have professors who knew you and shared your passions. Classes would be closer to interesting conversations with a small group of friends than long lectures with dozens of strangers. And help would always […]