Celebrate the legacy of LaFollette Complex through the LaFollette Brick Project! The LaFollette Brick Project gives students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to secure a piece of Ball State history and support scholarships for students at the same time. 

Contributing to the LaFollette Brick Project

If you would like to own a brick from Brayton/Clevenger hall please click the button below to begin your donation. Bricks are available to own for $75 per brick and all funds raised from the LaFollette Brick Project go directly to the Thelma Miller Scholarship Fund.  When filling out the form, it's important to mention the LaFollette Brick Project in the comments section. Once your donation is complete, our office will reach out to the email address provided on the form to secure a location to mail the brick. After that, your brick should arrive in 3-4 weeks.



The Thelma Miller
Scholarship Fund

The Thelma Miller Scholarship Fund is named in honor of the former Residence Hall Director who regularly and generously helped students who were in financial need. Her colleagues and students arranged a fund in her name following her retirement to continue her generous legacy and for her impact to be felt for generations.

This scholarship is awarded each year to outstanding student leaders currently involved in Housing and Residence Life, recognizing their accomplishments and contributions to our organization.

2022 Thelma Miller Scholarship Award Winner, Chandlar Williams. 

The LaFollette Legacy

Completed in 1967, LaFollette Complex was formerly the largest residence hall complex on Ball State's campus. The space was also the headquarters of several on-campus dining options collectively referred to as LaFollette Square. The building was able to house approximately 1,900 students and was comprised of four L-shaped, eight-story units divided into five halls.


Memorable Halls of LaFollette Complex:

  • Brayton/Clevenger
  • Knotts/Edwards
  • Mysch/Hurst
  • Woody/Shales
  • Shively
The building itself was named after Robert R. LaFollette, former professor and head of the social science department (on faculty from 1921-1961). The halls of LaFollette Complex were named after several individuals: Margaret Brayton, assistant professor of elementary education at Burris; Gola H. Clevenger, director of placement and admissions director; P.D. Edwards, head of the mathematics department; Lawrence Hurst, associate professor of social science; Lucile Knotts, Burris teacher; Lucia Alice Mysch, associate professor of art; John M. Shales, faculty, department of education; and Levi S Shively, professor of mathematics.
The first phase of the building's demolition began in 2017. Portions of the complex have been demolished over time, and as of summer 2022, the final phase of demolition has been underway with completion of the project estimated in 2023.


If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.