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College of Communication
Where Great Stories Begin

In the College of Communication (CCOM), students delve into the intricacies of content creation, social responsibility, leadership, journalism, and ethics, with access to practical experience using the industry’s best technology and facilities. Our coursework is both theoretical and applied, providing the conceptual grounding for lifelong learning and career flexibility. On average, 95 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.  

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

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.

Help us continue preparing our students for their future careers in communication. Your gift, no matter the amount, ensures our students have access to hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and a thriving community of support and resources that will guide them toward valuable, professional pathways. 

Featured College of Communication Challenges and Priorities 

The Collegian Support Fund Challenge
A special Butler Day of Giving dollar-for-dollar match up to $8,000 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 Dean's Fund
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. 

Critical Communication and Media Studies Fund
Aid future communication professionals fulfill their potential by making a contribution to the CCM fund today. Your gift will support our students working toward social justice and meaningful change throughout our community and beyond. 

Organizational Communication and Leadership Fund
Provide the future leaders of tomorrow with the resources they need to enhance their abilities and help further develop their expertise in addressing organizational challenges and facilitating socially responsible communication focused on equity and inclusion. With your gift, our students will gain access to indispensable research and professional development opportunities essential for thriving careers in the field.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Fund   
Help us continue to provide a variety of clinical experiences and collaborative research opportunities for our students as they work toward career pathways in speech-language pathology and audiology. We hope you’ll consider donating today as we continue to incorporate service learning into our program to deliver valuable community resources to those in need.  

School of Journalism and Creative Media Fund 
Support hands-on learning experiences to prepare our talented students for their professional media careers. From conference attendance and student internships opportunities to the latest technology upgrades and equipment resources, your gift will directly contribute to the industry knowledge our students need to be successful journalists, content creators, music industry experts, sports media professionals and web designers. 

Strategic Communication Fund
Fund practical experiences vital to our students as they develop the concrete skills needed for successful careers in social media, public relations, and advertising. Help us support programs like our new student ad agency, Five Fountains, and our efforts to bring industry tools, resources, and experts into the classroom. 

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
Area of Campus Leaderboard
Check out which Area of Campus is leading the pack on Day of Giving!
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 226
2 Live Mascot Program 204
3 Lacy School of Business 188
4 Alumni Engagement 156
5 College of Education 129
6 College of Communication 121
7 Athletics 120
8 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 110
9 Jordan College of the Arts 80
10 Esports 57
11 Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement 55
12 Student Affairs 46
13 Center for Faith and Vocation 24
14 Career and Professional Success 21
15 Butler Arts and Events Center 15
16 Libraries 10
College Pride Scholarship Challenge
Go Dawgs! We unlocked $30,000 in scholarship support for Butler students!
$30,000 MATCHED
The Collegian Support Fund Challenge
Thank you for supporting The Collegian!
$8,000 MATCHED
Alumni Community Leaderboard
Check out which Alumni Communities are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
Please indicate if you are a member of a regional alumni community
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Central Indiana Community 217
2 Chicago Community 68
3 Greater Detroit Community 24
4 Greater Boston Community 21
5 Greater New York Community 15
6 St. Louis Community 14
7 Bay Area Community 9
8 Fort Wayne Community 9
9 Cincinnati Community 8
10 Washington, DC Community 8
11 Greater Evansville Community 7
12 Atlanta Community 6
13 Mile High Community 5
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Challenge
We did it! Thanks to all LAS Faculty and Staff that made a gift.
100 / 100 Gifts
Final Countdown Challenge
In the final hours of 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 $80,000 in student scholarship support!
$10,000 MATCHED
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