Consistent with the Beneficence Pledge, guided by our enduring values, and grounded in more than 100 years of history, Ball State University is committed to social responsibility. We view social responsibility as our collective and individual obligation to behave and act in ways that are in the best interest of others in our communities and our society.

Now more than ever, it is important for all of us to focus on civility, courtesy, compassion, and dignity, and seek to understand one another by genuinely caring for each other.

With our nation confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rise to the occasion by being responsible for ourselves and each other during these unprecedented times.

We are asking all members of the Ball State community to take the Cardinals Care Pledge.

I pledge to:

Care for Myself

I will monitor my health on a daily basis and, when appropriate, I will seek professional care to prevent and treat COVID-19 symptoms.

I will cover my cough and my sneeze, and I will wash my hands often.

If I suspect I have symptoms of COVID-19, I will promptly communicate with staff and healthcare professionals who can help me manage my health.

Care for Other Cardinals

I will wear a mask to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect others.

I will maintain physical distancing and stay home if I feel sick or if I believe I’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

I will inform my instructors and fellow students who may be counting on me to complete courses and academic goals.

Care for Our Campus and Community

I will educate myself regarding regulations, requirements, and guidelines that I need to be aware of as part of the campus and community.

I will abide by protocols set by businesses and other organizations to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.

I will participate in educational programs to help take care of myself and others, and demonstrate respect and compassion for those around me.