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Living at Ball State

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Our residence halls extend what you learn in the classroom through Living-Learning Communities.

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Our menus—prepared by professional chefs—rank us as one of the top colleges in the U.S. for foodies.

Student Activities

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Student Organizations

You have hundreds of student organizations to choose from and dozens of events to attend every week.

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Fraternities and Sororities

Greek life encourages academic success, builds lifelong friendships, and more.

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Volunteer Projects

In one year, about 3,000 student volunteers provided 60,000 service hours to 140 community partners.

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Arts and Culture

Whether you plan to participate or observe, our music ensembles and theatre productions showcase our students' and professors' talents. Visit our art museum to take in exhibits from around the world, or if you'd like to see what our own students can do, head to the Atrium Gallery. Plus, Emens Auditorium pulls in some of the country's biggest acts.

About 17,000 On-Campus Students

In One year, Student Volunteers provided 60,000 Service Hours

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity

Sports and Recreation

Cheer on our 19 NCAA Division I teams or join one of our intramural teams and sports clubs. Our recreation center houses some of the most impressive athletic and exercise facilities you'll find in the Midwest, and we offer dozens of fitness classes and programs.

Diversity and Inclusion

We promote a culture of respect and civil discourse at Ball State—our Beneficence Pledge says so. We value the intrinsic worth of all community members—we expect everyone to participate in and contribute to our collegial environment.