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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Investing in the Student Experience

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,  undergraduate research, and experiential learning 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 and the world around them. In fact, many of our students present research at professional conferences, become co-authors on research published in peer-reviewed journals and travel 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 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Challenge
Support experiential learning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences by making a gift to the LAS Dean’s Fund. All gifts to the Dean’s Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide experiential learning opportunities for students like student research, study abroad, and community-based projects. Help provide these unique experiences to future Bulldogs by making a gift today!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Challenge

Calling all faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! If 100 faculty and staff members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences make a gift in celebration of Day of Giving, $5,000 will be unlocked to support the Dean’s Fund. Gifts in celebration of Day of Giving can be made to any area of the University to count in the challenge. There is power in numbers–let’s come together to make an impact!


Sciences Expansion and Renovation 
The expansion and renovation of Butler's new $100M Sciences Complex is underway with Phase 1 open! Phase 2 is set to be completed by late March, and Phase 3 will be complete by the end of 2022. Give today to support our bold investment to repurpose and renovate science facilities that match the high caliber of our students and faculty.

Give in honor of your favorite LAS faculty member 
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. In celebration of Day of Giving, we encourage LAS alumni to make a gift in honor or memory of a faculty member who defined their Butler experience.

Consider supporting two new funds established this year in honor and memory of beloved LAS faculty.

  • The Professor Scott Swanson Travel Fund was established to assist History, Anthropology, and Classics students have the opportunity to experience educational travel independently or through study abroad programs.
  • The Florence Jessup Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to support the Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures department and students to spend a semester at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain.
$100,000
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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Leaderboard
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
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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Challenge Extended!
Thank you! Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide unique experiential learning opportunities for students like student research, study abroad, and community-based projects.
$2,235 MATCHED
Ended
2
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College Pride Scholarship Challenge
Go Dawgs! We unlocked $30,000 in scholarship support for Butler students!
$30,000 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
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
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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Challenge
Thank you to all of our LAS donors!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
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
Completed
2
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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
Completed
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