Ball State students at Camp Adventure
Department Organizations

Student Organizations Sponsored or Co-sponsored by the Department

Early and Elementary Education Living-Learning Community

Freshmen can examine topics related to child development, child life, early childhood, elementary education, and family studies through field trips, workshops, and discussions while taking classes with other students who are considering teaching or working in human services with children, youth, families, and communities as a career.

Family and Child Student Organization

The Family and Child Student Organization promotes its area of study by providing extra-curricular activities related to the field as well as leadership opportunities and social interaction for members. Learn more.

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Alpha Sigma Chapter)

Our local chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Alpha Sigma, initiates students each semester by invitation in the following majors: child development, child life, early childhood education,  family and consumer sciences education, and family studies, along with other majors at the University that are recognized by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as related areas. Learn more.

Alliance of Black and Latino Educators

Connect with peers, professionals, organizations, institutions, and resources that support black and Latinx students in the field of education and broaden the development, retention, and recruitment of black and Latinx teachers.

Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club

This honorary organization provides support for future educators while promoting educational excellence, professionalism, altruism, and world understanding.

College Mentors for Kids

College students pair up with children, and each buddy family does a different activity each week. These activities teach the little buddies about higher education, community service, culture and diversity, and economics.

Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Open to anyone with a major in mathematics education or elementary education with a mathematics focus, Ball State Council of Teachers of Mathematics (BSCTM) is an affiliate of Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Education in Action

Membership is open to all education majors who wish to belong. Dues are minimal and usually cover project and group expenses. Meetings are held monthly with dates and program topics posted on bulletin boards throughout the Teachers College Building.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honors society in education. Members of KDP at Ball State have the privilege of wearing special cords at graduation, and have exclusive access to online resources and webinars through They also have access to member-exclusive networking, professional development, and volunteering opportunities. To become a member, students must have attained sophomore status and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who meet these requirements will receive an invitation via email to join during spring semester. Initiation takes place in early April; attendance at the initiation ceremony is mandatory.

Partners in Literacy Council

The purpose of Partners in Literacy is to cultivate family literacy with creativity and critical thinking, and to create lifelong readers and writers. Student volunteers gain professional development and immersive experience working with community partners in formal and informal contexts that include interactive exhibits with hands-on activities and book read-alongs with children and parents.

Pi Lambda Theta

This honorary society recognizes outstanding education majors. Seniors who have achieved outstanding records while enrolled on campus are selected for membership in the organization.

Social Justice in Education

Explore and address issues of social justice relevant to students and schools (K-12). The group helps future teachers educate, inform, and work toward enhancing the school lives of diverse populations of students.

Student Council for Exceptional Children

Preservice teachers can develop their interpersonal skills by working with individuals with disabilities and their families.

Student Education Association

Student Education Association (SEA) is a professional organization for all education majors. Membership is open to all who wish to belong to a national organization affiliated with National Education Association. Campus meetings are held monthly with dates and program topics posted on bulletin boards throughout the Teachers College Building.

Other Teachers College Organizations

Our students engage with their classmates and their community outside the classroom as much as inside. Through almost 20 clubs and student organizations in Teachers College, you can connect with others and develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of education. See all of our organizations.