Campus Consortium

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Butler University’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.The university offers more than 65 major academic fields of study, 18 master’s degree programs, a Doctor of Pharmacy program, 110+ study abroad programs in 70 countries, and a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Campus Liason: Sarah Barnes Diaz

Associate Director of Health Education and Outreach Programs

Sarah Diaz currently serves as the Associate Director of the Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs at Butler University.  Sarah’s previous roles include Coordinator for Peer Education and Residence Life, and Coordinator for Health Education and Outreach Programs.  While earning a Master’s degree in Social Work at Western Kentucky University Sarah served the Department of Housing and Residence Life as a Residence Hall Director and worked as a consultant to the Department of Greek Life providing prevention education for the institution’s fraternity and sorority members.  Sarah received an undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University where her passion for peer health education was first ignited.

Sarah Diaz advises several of Butler University’s peer health education groups including Greeks as Educators, Advocates and Resources (GEAR), Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS), the Red Cup Culture Team and the Good Clean Fun Social Media Coordinators.  Sarah’s areas of expertise include social marketing campaign development, peer education advising, substance abuse prevention, body acceptance, sexual violence primary prevention and bystander intervention. During her time at Butler University Sarah created and implemented the university’s Victim Advocate Program, initiated the creation of the university’s Community of C.A.R.E. bystander intervention model, created the Red Cup Culture high risk drinking prevention program for first year students, established the GYT program for free and confidential HIV and STI testing, co-chaired the 2010 Alcohol Task Force, served as a committee chair on the Presidential Commission on Sexual Assault and has received several statewide grants for the prevention of relational and sexual misconduct and high risk drinking.

Sarah has completed Indiana’s Statewide Victim Advocacy Training course.  Since 2011 Sarah has served as the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA as the Indiana State Coordinator and currently as the Regional Consultant and received the Outstanding Advisor award from that organization in 2012. That same year Sarah was named a Butler University Woman of Distinction. In 2015 Sarah Diaz was named the Outstanding Advocate by the Domestic Violence Network of Indiana.  Sarah currently serves on the national Risk Management Team for the Chi Omega Fraternity.