Newsletter

We produce a weekly newsletter when the Indiana General Assembly is in session. We cover specific pieces of legislation and where they are in the process, as well as provide general summaries of how these impact Ball State.

About Us

The Office of Governmental Relations serves as Ball State University’s principal voice and liaison with lawmakers, staff, and government agencies in local, state, and federal government.

We lead the University’s advocacy efforts, which are focused on legislative priorities, connected to our University assets, and are grounded in our enduring values represented by Beneficence.

Internships

An internship with government agency or legislator is an excellent opportunity to learn about the public policy process, develop communication skills, work on a team, build research skills, be career ready, and build professionalism.

Recent News

Jeff Papa, MA '99

Alumnus in Indiana Government Fosters Ball State’s Statehouse Internship Tradition

For more than four decades, college students across Indiana have had the chance to learn more about government and serve their state through legislative internships at the Indiana Statehouse.

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President Geoffery Mearns

President Mearns Builds on Ball State’s Accomplishments

Record enrollment. A large, academically qualified, diverse freshman class. Rising on-time graduation rates. An enhanced partnership with Muncie. A new brand. It’s a great time to be president of Ball State University, and Geoffrey S. Mearns knows it.

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Indiana Statehouse

Statement from Ball State University Regarding House Bill 1315

Read an email from President Mearns, sent on March 15, 2018, to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, regarding House Bill 1315.

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Office of Governmental Relations

Administration Building (AD)
Room 103
Muncie, IN 47306