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Thank you for visiting our website for important information about The Butler Center. Our work is to inspire and foster an equitable intellectual and social climate that is inclusive and respectful of human dignity. This work includes you as a co-creator of our aspirational community.

We invite you to take advantage of the important opportunities we provide for inclusive student support and engagement, shared teaching and learning for faculty, staff, and students, and facilitated community building activities. The Butler Center Staff are warm and inviting professionals who serve as resources to information, advisors for student development, facilitators of shared learning, and connectors for enriching relationships.

The Butler Center, named for one of the earliest African American alums who invested in the future of CC, serves as the hub of diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange, equity, and empowerment for the entire Colorado College community. It is a catalyst for this important work that is shared by many departments and people. This work is sometimes uncomfortable and challenging, but always incredibly rewarding for our community.   Please join us and allow us to join you.

Throughout this academic year, our educational and dialogue opportunities will engage the topic of “police violence” and its impact on communities of color and all citizens.  Please contact our office and read our newsletters to learn more about these opportunities for learning, dialogue, and self-care.


Dr. Paul M. Buckley

Assistant Vice President &

Director of The Butler Center


The Butler Center invests in the cultivation of an inclusive campus community where the differences and similarities of individuals and communities are valued and explored through learning, mentoring, advising, facilitating dialogues, and providing a myriad of community building activities. The Butler Center intentionally interrogates our shared beliefs, practices, and systems toward inclusive and equitable outcomes at Colorado College.