At Ball State, we define community engagement as the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity with our friends and neighbors in Muncie and East Central Indiana.

The Office of Community Engagement connects university resources with community priorities and initiatives, resulting in more engaged faculty and students; greater prosperity for local residents, businesses, and organizations; and improved quality of life for all.

Major Initiatives

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Strategic Partnerships

Ball State is proud to partner with many individuals, agencies, and organizations to tackle the greatest needs in our community.

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Neighborhood Development

Established in 2014 through a grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Building Better Neighborhoods (BBN) Initiative connects Ball State’s resources with local neighborhood development efforts.

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Community-Engaged Research and Creative Endeavors

Community-engaged scholarship marries teaching, research, and creative endeavors with community-defined priorities for mutually beneficial outcomes.

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Recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification

Member of Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Member of the Indiana Campus Compact

Get Involved

It is thanks to you that we can provide community-engaged teaching, research, and learning opportunities. Contact us to learn how Ball State resources can support your organization or initiative through volunteers, interns, immersive learning, neighborhood development, and more!

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Explore the many low- and no-cost programs, facilities, and services that Ball State provides to the community.

Visitor Resources

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Academy for Community Leadership

Get more involved with Muncie and Delaware County community efforts through a 10-week program. Learn more.

Learning and Development Classes

Employees of East Central Indiana businesses and organizations can take advantage of high-value, low-cost training sessions. Learn more.

We are here to help you connect with the community in meaningful ways – through volunteering, community partnerships, and exploring the vibrancy of Muncie and East Central Indiana.

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Connect your classroom learning with real-world experiences that benefit you and the community.

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Available Resources at Ball State

Ball State is proud to be an anchor institution in Muncie, Indiana. Home to about 70,000 people, we have plenty to do right here in town, both on and off campus.

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Office of Community Engagement

Carmichael Hall, Suite 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

765-285-2773