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The Office of Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and celebration of diverse faculty, staff, and students who possess a variety of worldviews, identities, and experiences.

Our goals are to ensure that diversity is an integral part of the Ball State University identity, to be a recognized training and development resource for the campus community, and to foster an environment where individuals of diverse backgrounds know they are supported through our advocacy efforts. We firmly believe that intentional policies, procedures, systems, and infrastructure can break down barriers to equity and inclusion but it is through individual relationships and understanding that an inclusive community is built.

We ask each member of the Ball State Community to join us in these efforts.

Our programs and services include:

  • Affinity Groups
  • Inclusive Pedagogy Workshops
  • Diversity Programming and Outreach
  • Diversity Research Symposium
  • Community Engagement and Campus Community Experience
  • And more…

Our Associate Vice President

Dr. Rashida Willard serves as Ball State’s Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence.

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Contact Us

Do you have questions about our programs or services and would like to speak with someone? Reach out to a specific staff member through our directory, or if you’re not sure where to start, contact our main office.