One Ball State Day is an online, 24-hour giving opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to donate to the university and to specific departments. We are thankful to all who donated to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in 2023!

One Ball State Day 2024 is on April 3rd, and is a day for us to unite as alumni, friends, and supporters to show the world that we Cardinals fly together. Follow our social media to stay tuned on updates throughout the giving day, and visit our specific department page here.

Current students should not feel obligated to give. These funding goals are to help our department serve you!

About the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology's Funding Goals

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology has consistently striven to guide and mentor students in understanding and responding to the needs of their communities and leads by example by offering a wealth of service learning, internship, and exchange opportunities. Our department is seeking to expand our reach in inspiring students, alumni, faculty, and staff to strive for excellence for themselves and their communities, and our current department needs are designed with these goals in mind.

This year our specific goals are:

  • Continuing to build the Dr. Michael P. Brown Student Need Fund (e.g. textbooks, tuition, and GRE/LSAT application fees) 
  • Building a new student travel fund for CJC majors to present research at academic conferences
  • Funding student educational events, like prison tours and guest speakers
  • Offsetting the membership fees for students applying for Alpha Phi Sigma, our chapter of the national Criminal Justice honor society