College of Communication
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In the Butler College of Communication (CCOM), students delve into the intricacies of meaningful dialogue, social responsibility, leadership, and ethics, with access to practical experience using the industry’s best technology and facilities. The college’s coursework is both theoretical and applied, providing the conceptual grounding for lifelong learning and career flexibility. On average, 99 percent of CCOM students are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation. 

Our classes are led by passionate and dedicated professors, scholars, and practitioners, who are involved in their professional community. This involvement keeps the subject matters they teach relevant and engaging. 

College of Communication students have many avenues for applying what's learned in the classroom. The College provides practical experience through many student-run media outlets. These include the award-winning weekly newspaper The Butler Collegian, the video production company Indy Blue Video and online shows from Butler360Sports.com as well as live sportscasts on butlersports.com.

In addition, the College of Communication supports the Butler Speech-Language Clinic, Audiology Lab, the Speech Research Laboratory and the Butler Early Language and Literacy Preschool Program (BELL). The Butler Speech-Language Clinic has given language therapy to 300 adults and children over the past decade, and the Butler Aphasia Community services 30 adults a year.

 

Featured College of Communication Initiatives 

College of Communication Dean's Fund Challenge
Support the College of Communication with a gift to the CCOM Dean's Fund! The Dean's Fund supports students by providing study abroad scholarships, student experiential education and clinical opportunities, guest experts and professionals in the classroom, and professional development for faculty. All gifts to the fund will be matched, up to $2,500!

The Collegian Support Fund Challenge
A special Butler Day of Giving dollar-for-dollar match up to $10,500 will apply toward gifts made to The Collegian Support Fund enabling students to create the award-winning student-run newspaper, The Butler Collegian. This fund goes to support the general operations of The Butler Collegian, which features interactive, specialized, multimedia content through its website and print editions.

College of Communication Giving Circle Matching Challenge
The College of Communication's Giving Circle Fund is used to support students participating in internships and clinical experiences, empowering them to elevate their learning to the next level. An anonymous donor is providing a dollar-to-dollar match to CCOM for every dollar raised to the Giving Circle up to $2,500. Help future communications professionals fulfill their potential by making a gift today!

$50,000
Participation Challenge
Some call it giving back, we call it the Butler Way. Thank you, Bulldogs! And a special thank you to Ken Massaroni '83 and Lori Ziemba '82, and Lynne Zydowsky '81for funding this challenge.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
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Alumni Community Leaderboard
Check out which Alumni Communities are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
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Rank Answer Amount
1 Central Indiana Community $22,960.00
2 Chicago Community $17,453.01
3 MBA Community $4,425.00
4 Greater Detroit Community $2,550.00
5 Greater Boston Community $2,410.00
6 Bay Area Community $2,230.00
7 Black Alumni Association $2,100.00
8 LGBT Alumni Association $2,075.00
9 Greater New York Community $1,675.00
10 Washington, DC Community $1,600.00
11 Greater Evansville Community $1,520.00
12 Atlanta Community $1,100.01
13 St. Louis Community $1,000.00
14 Cincinnati Community $990.18
15 Young Alumni Board $830.10
16 Fort Wayne Community $410.00
17 Mile High Community $275.00
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College of Communication Dean's Fund Challenge
Support the College of Communication with a gift to the CCOM Dean's Fund! The Dean's Fund supports students by providing study abroad scholarships, student experiential education and clinical opportunities, guest experts and professionals in the classroom, and professional development for faculty. All gifts to the fund will be matched, up to $2,500!
$2,500 MATCHED
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Show Your Pride College Scholarship Challenge
The first $30,000 in Day of Giving gifts made to the Annual Scholarship Fund of any of our six academic colleges will be doubled! Support student scholarships in the College of Communication, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, Lacy School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and your gift will be matched!
$30,000 MATCHED
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$1,700
Young Alumni Board Challenge
Young alumni rock! Thanks for your support!
100 / 100 Gifts
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A Final Four Challenge
Let's finish strong over the last 4 hours of BU Day of Giving! Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship could be the game-winner pushing us over the 1,500 gift goal unlocking an additional $50,000 in student scholarship support!
$10,000 MATCHED
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Butler Fund for Student Scholarship Matching Challenge
Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 on Day of Giving. Butler University has steadily grown our financial aid allocation to nearly $78 million per year, but we need your help to further expand the financial resources available to our students and their families. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will allow students to continue to experience the superior education that can only be offered at Butler University.
$25,000 MATCHED
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College of Communication Giving Circle Matching Challenge
The College of Communication's Giving Circle Fund is used to support students participating in internships and clinical experiences, empowering them to elevate their learning to the next level. An anonymous donor is providing a dollar-for-dollar match to CCOM for every dollar raised to the Giving Circle up to $2,500. Help future communications professionals fulfill their potential by making a gift today!
$2,500 MATCHED
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The Collegian Support Fund Challenge
Thank you for supporting The Butler Collegian!
$10,500 MATCHED
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