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Athletics
Providing an Exceptional Experience

At Butler University, student-athletes are committed to winning The Butler Way: playing by the rules, putting the team above self, and competing with integrity. Our student-athletes and coaches believe that winning the right way means never sacrificing gains in the classroom for gains on the playing field.


Approximately 10% of our student body are directly involved in athletics, either competing on one of our 20 NCAA Division I teams or participating on other club or recreational teams. These student-athletes are gaining lifelong skills employers seek in future employees: perseverance, a quest for excellence, cooperation, teamwork, and respect for others. And our students are learning these skills in a high-pressure, public setting while pursuing a rigorous academic degree.


We are deeply proud of the way our student-athletes and coaches represent The Butler Way on the national stage in the BIG EAST Conference and the Pioneer Football League, carrying Butler’s values and ideals across the country through sport. Whether on the field of play, in the classroom, or in the community, our student-athletes represent the very best of Butler University. 


Our mission is to provide an exceptional educational and athletic experience for all our student-athletes. This requires providing the facilities, training and support these student-athletes need to succeed in the classroom, on the field of competition, and in life. To do this, we need your help. Please consider making a gift to support our athletes today!


Featured Athletic Initiative

Bulldog Club Challenge 
Let’s go Dawgs! Help us reach 250 gifts to the Bulldog Club and unlock $5,000. The Bulldog Club ensures that the excellence of the BU experience matches the excellence of our athletes. Your gifts provide facilities, training, and support that make BU a great place to learn and play.




$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
Completed
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
Ended
2
Match
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
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
Ended
$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
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