The Butler Center
Founded in 2000, the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) is currently composed of 31 selective liberal arts colleges and small universities dedicated to promoting high achievement, leadership and personal satisfaction of students on member campuses, with a focus on promoting success among students of color. CHAS develops programs to engage the whole student academically, socially and culturally. CHAS is supported by its members and is hosted by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
The event "A Report Card for Liberal Arts Colleges," will host guest speaker Jamienne Studley, Deputy Undersecretary of Education.
New Housing Community
The Enclave is an experimental learning community for active members of the student organizations affiliated with The Butler Center— “Butler Groups.” The community serves as an enclave for interested students who are committed to deepening their understanding of the purpose and development of "ethnic enclaves” and “safe spaces” in higher education; and how they function in the surrounding community. Residents of this learning community will learn about and practice healthy self-care, peer support, and community development strategies, while exploring student organizational and multicultural development theories, and working toward the improvement of cultural groups on campus. Further, residents will engage in intra-cultural projects and community learning that extend beyond perceived boundaries internal and external to campus. Through social and intellectual projects with Butler Groups and community organizations, Enclave students will get to know more about themselves, their affiliations, their campus, and their surrounding community of Colorado Springs.
The Butler Center is the hub of diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange, equity, and empowerment for all students.
The Butler Center invests in the cultivation of an inclusive campus community where the differences and similarities of every individual are valued and explored through learning, mentoring, advising, facilitating dialogues, and providing a myriad of community-building activities.