In 2020, Ball State University will celebrate 94 years of Homecoming traditions!
The Homecoming Steering Committee as we know it today was organized in 1961. The committee is comprised of students and advisors who plan and coordinate the all-university Homecoming activities. The committee works in conjunction with the Alumni Association to ensure successful events that involve students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the entire Muncie community.
Steering Committee Chairmanships
Interested in being on a future Homecoming Steering Committee but unsure which chairmanship might be the best fit for you? Read each of the descriptions below before applying.
This is a representative sampling of positions. Positions may be added, combined, or eliminated as needed.
It is the role of the General Chair to coordinate activities of the entire committee; to promote communication among committee members; to serve as the committee’s spokesperson at events and on campus; to act as liaison to event judges by selecting and organizing their participation; to coordinate and order all awards for Homecoming activities; and to help organize and assist in the execution of successful Homecoming events.
It is the role of the Air Jam Chair to coordinate, plan, organize, and follow through all details relating to the Homecoming Air Jam (lip sync competition).
It is the role of the Campus Relations Chair to promote participation of Homecoming activities to campus partners, including faculty/staff, residence halls, and student organizations through creative means; coordinate the Department Decorating Contest; and organize and solicit volunteers for various Homecoming events.
It is the role of the Community and Sponsorships Chair to contact and work with local merchants for the donation of prizes and sponsorship of events, and to promote Homecoming enthusiasm within the Ball State and Muncie communities.
It is the role of the Parade Chair to coordinate, plan, organize, and follow through all details relating to the Homecoming parade.
It is the role of the Publicity and Social Media Chair to coordinate dissemination of news and publicity of all Homecoming activities (including information packets, news releases, and advertising); to assist with all design elements of Homecoming promotional materials; and to coordinate all social media and technology efforts for the committee (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
It is the role of the Royalty Chair to coordinate, plan, organize, and follow through all details relating to the selection and coronation of student Homecoming Royalty.
It is the role of the Special Events Chair to coordinate, plan, organize, and follow through special activities as determined by the committee. Special events potentially include the Bed Race, 5K, Homecoming Village, Blood Drive, or any other event deemed necessary.
It is the role of the Talent Search Chair to direct, plan, organize, and follow through all details of the student-produced talent competition.
For more information, contact Michelle Johnson in the Office of Alumni Engagement.