College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Build a Foundation

Butler University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks to equip students to think for themselves and to act wisely and well in the world. As Butler’s largest and most diverse College made up of 12 departments, four interdisciplinary programs, and an Individualized Major Program, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity to pursue their individual interests and passions through unique courses of study with guidance from outstanding and dedicated faculty. 

With a particular emphasis on faculty/student engagement and undergraduate research, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity to be involved in the creation and discovery of new knowledge by working hand-in-hand with our outstanding faculty. In fact, many of our students present research at professional conferences or become co-authors on research published in peer-reviewed journals during their undergraduate career—experiences that are more often seen in graduate programs at other institutions. 

Through our unique and extensive partnerships with the Indianapolis and regional community, our students are learning to actively apply their studies to solve real-world problems. 

In order to continue building on these strengths and preparing our students for meaningful careers and lives, we need your help. Invest in our students, faculty, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through one of our strategic funding priorities listed below. Each initiative will enhance and expand the learning opportunities we are able to provide our students while ensuring that Butler remains on the cutting edge of innovations in every discipline. Please make a gift today!

Featured College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Initiatives 

Sciences Expansion and Renovation Challenge
The expansion and renovation of Butler's new $100 M Sciences Complex is underway! In celebration of Day of Giving all gifts to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.

Give in honor of your favorite LAS faculty member and support the LAS Faculty Opportunity Fund
One of the distinguishing features of a Butler education has always been the meaningful and enduring relationships between our faculty and students, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty are dedicated to their students, teaching, and research. But recruiting, developing, and retaining the nation’s best educators and scholars requires an investment. In celebration of Day of Giving, we encourage LAS alumni to make a gift to the LAS Faculty Opportunity fund in honor or memory of a faculty member who defined their Butler experience. Together we can ensure future Bulldogs experience the same dedication and loyalty for our outstanding faculty.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund
It has been a hard year and we know our students continue to face challenges. Join LAS faculty and staff in giving to the Emergency Assistance Fund created to provide gift assistance to students with a short-term, unforeseen financial hardship or immediate expense that may impact their academic success at Butler University.

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 Liberal Arts and Sciences, and your gift will be matched!

$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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Sciences Expansion and Renovation Challenge
The expansion and renovation of Butler's new $100M Sciences Complex is underway! In celebration of Day of Giving all gifts to the Sciences Expansion and Renovation fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$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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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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