For hard work and service to our students, peers, and the Ball State community, we often like to recognize our faculty and staff. Each fall, we present different award categories for outstanding faculty members, and we acknowledge our retiring faculty and staff members who have gone above and beyond their responsibilities. We also like to highlight the men and women who are endowed chairs and distinguished professors at the university.

In addition, the provost awards a Ball State senior who has achieved academically and has taken the initiative to enhance his or her education through internships, research/creative projects, overseas study, working, volunteering, or other experiences.