The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Ball State University delivers transformative experiences where students can explore their sense of belonging on campus, practice their responsibilities to communities to which they belong, develop skills for life after Ball State, and contribute to society and the world.

Our Living-Learning Communities provide a supportive environment as students make the transition from high school to college. We also strive to provide a great value as well as a great place to live, study, and grow by including many services in the housing and dining contract.

We support the academic success and personal growth of our students through safe, comfortable, affordable, and diverse living and learning communities.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to supporting and affirming the identities of individuals that complete our campus community. We acknowledge that this commitment to inclusive excellence requires continual adaptation through self-reflection, education, and action. We pledge to join our students, staff, faculty, and visitors in challenging the barriers of prejudice and discrimination. 

Housing and Residence Life fosters a culture of environmental sustainability and civic responsibility by educating individuals about their impact on the campus, local, and global communities. We seek to initiate action and awareness to create healthy social systems and environments.

Ball State University practices equal opportunity in education, housing, and employment.

On-campus students are encouraged to learn in the residence halls, as well as in the classroom. The Office of Housing and Residence Life also strives to assist students to live and learn by the following Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Learning Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate:

  • Competence in life skills (i.e., time management, communication, and problem solving) gained through participation in programs such as living-learning communities, career exploration opportunities, student employment, student organizations, and other co-curricular experience, which support academic excellence.
  • Multicultural competence and active citizenship through participation in multicultural organizations, community service projects, campus diversity programs, and civic engagement opportunities.
  • Leadership competence through involvement in residence halls, Greek letter organizations, student organizations, and other co-curricular experiences that promote engagement with the university.
  • Behaviors consistent with institutional values including academic integrity, civility, personal wellness, and respect for others and their property.


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