We’re changing what it means to be a university.
Butler University, founded on ideals of equity and academic excellence, creates and fosters a collaborative, stimulating intellectual learning environment. We are inspired to boldly innovate and broadly educate, enriching communities and preparing all learners to lead meaningful lives.
Tradition + Innovation
Central to the Butler Beyond strategic direction is the commitment to embracing and supporting learners of all life stages and backgrounds. We recognize different learners have different needs and, therefore, may require different models of education.
Butler’s new strategic direction is based on advancing three models of education:
- Traditional, residential undergraduate model
- Lifelong learning model
- Founding mission model
A reflection of the words and statements expressed by our campus community throughout the planning process, the following strategic commitments serve as the foundation for Butler’s new strategic direction.
Seven strategic priorities have been established to focus efforts and advance each of the three models of education.
Access & Impact
Ensure the accessibility, relevancy, and distinctive impact of a Butler degree.
Enhance holistic student well-being and engagement.
Establish Butler as a leader in developing future models of education.
Build a culture of empowerment, engagement, and accountability.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
Strengthen the University’s short- and long-term sustainability.
Reputation & Brand
Advance and strengthen Butler’s external reputation and brand.
For the fifth consecutive year, Butler University has been named the No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest, according to the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, released today. Butler also ranked as the No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year, No. 1 for Undergraduate Teaching, […]
More than 1,200 first-year students started classes at Butler University today, an increase of more than six percent over last year and the third-largest incoming class in the University’s history. The growth comes at a time when many other liberal arts institutions are struggling with enrollment. The number of students graduating from Indiana high schools […]
Butler University is addressing Indiana’s teacher shortage through a new program designed to support new teachers, alternatively credentialed teachers, emergency-permitted teachers, or long-term substitute teachers with the training they need to succeed in the classroom. Butler’s first cohort of teachers will begin the first module of training in its “Teacher-Led, Teacher Education” program at the […]