The Butler Center
The Butler Center acknowledges the Ute people and all Indigenous nations, who are original inhabitants of this land. We recognize the complex histories of labor and living on this land. We honor the Ancestors of our various peoples, tribes, nations, and families whose struggle for justice on this land (and everywhere beyond) inspires us in our daily work.
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 (yes, we even offer and receive hugs) who serve as resources to information, advisors/mentors for holistic student development, facilitators of 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 college center for diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange, equity, and empowerment for the entire Colorado College community. We resist all forms and manifestations of oppression through our commitment to these principles; and utilize them as a catalyst for this critical work shared by many departments and people at the college. This work is sometimes uncomfortable and challenging, but always incredibly rewarding for our community. Let’s pursue solidarity to that end.
Paul M. Buckley, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President of the College
Director of The Butler Center