What is S&P?

Service and Philanthropy Board (S&P) oversees three of Butler’s service organizations: Butler Dance Marathon (BUDM), Butler Ambassadors for Special Olympics (BASO), and Bulldogs into the Streets (BITS). These three organizations are lead by passionate student leaders and allow Butler Students to engage in the community around them. S&P also organizes other volunteer opportunities on campus and looks for avenues to support causes through the United States through organizing donations and other projects. Look below to learn more about BUDM, BASO, and BITS.

If you have any questions about the Service and Philanthropy Board, please contact current Director of Service and Philanthropy.


Butler University Dance Marathon stands alongside the kids and families treated at Riley Hospital for children to raise funds for cancer research. BUDM’s year-long fundraising and awareness campaign culminates in a 12-hour celebration of life, the annual Dance Marathon, in February complete with entertainment acts, Riley families, food and more. More information about BUDM can be found here. 


The Butler Ambassadors for Special Olympics (BASO) is a student organization that provides awareness for special needs and those with different abilities. BASO works closely with the Special Olympic athletes of Washington Township, and host the famous, annual Butler traditions: Polar Plunge and Spring Sports Spectacular. Both Polar Plunge and Spring Sports Spectacular allow Butler students to participate in community engagement activities while helping the community around them. Check out this page for more information about BASO.


Bulldogs into the Streets is a great way to serve in the Indianapolis community with students, faculty, staff and alumni. This one day of service has over 1,500 participants who serve at the Indianapolis Zoo, the Ronald McDonald House and even throughout campus packaging 20,000 meals to just name a few. With over 50 projects in Indianapolis, BITS helps foster meaningful change in the community. Information about BITS can be found here.