While cases on Butler’s campus have remained relatively low throughout the fall semester, there have been some situations where not only students, but professors have contracted the disease. These cases extend as far back as the spring of 2020.
Butler University sent out an email on October 7 detailing a delay in commencement ceremonies for May, August, and December 2020 graduates. This delay means that this group of graduates is now combined with those students who are set to graduate in the Spring. This new, much larger commencement ceremony, is planned to take place on May 8 and 9.
For students who have chosen to go virtual, this semester has presented new and challenging obstacles.
Butler University is working towards creating a more inclusive community on campus, and has added a Social Justice and Diversity requirement to its core curriculum to further this effort.
With COVID-19 impacting education on all levels, professors and students have been forced to familiarize themselves with online testing systems and the art of presenting online.
National Fraternity Phi Kappa Psi is currently undergoing the process of re-establishing a chapter on Butler’s campus. The fraternity was founded as part of the Butler campus in 1971 but lost its standing with the university in 2014 due to behavior deemed unacceptable by campus officials.
Since president Danko sent out an email on Juneteenth about the issues Butler’s campus faces in regard to diversity, equity and inclusion, things might have felt a bit quiet. However, many administrators and faculty credit changes that will occur soon to a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the university.