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Mr. Butler's 100th Birthday Celebration! 

As we honor the life and legacy of Mr. Ellis Ulysses Butler on his 100th birthday, we invite you to stop by the Butler Center for delicious birthday cake and join in the celebration anytime between 1:00 and 2:30 pm on Monday, June 10th

Ellis U Butler Jr. Pic



The Butler Center acknowledges the Ute people and all Indigenous nations, on whose ancestral lands we stand.  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 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 hub of diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange, equity, and empowerment for the entire Colorado College community. It is a catalyst for this critical 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.


Paul M. Buckley, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President of the College

Director of The Butler Center