Honors students

Students in the Honors Living-Learning Community join a supportive, close-knit environment in a campus residence hall reserved just for Honors College students. In this stimulating intellectual and social atmosphere, you will enjoy opportunities for informal discussions and programs focusing on the main Honors College pillars of academic, social, personal, leadership, and vocational growth.

Academic Peer Mentors:

Nell Miske
Aden Thurnau

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Residence Hall

DeHority Complex

DeHority Complex is in close location to Ball Honors House, the home of the Honors College. It’s also near Bracken Library, Pruis Hall, Emens Auditorium, and several academic buildings. Residence halls in the same neighborhood include Park and Woodworth.

DeHority is a four-story building that holds approximately 550 residents. This state-of-the-art residence hall has centralized air conditioning, free WIFI, a fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a laundry room, a music room, and kitchenettes.

The hall is coed and has semi-private bathrooms (a bathroom shared by a small number of students). Furniture within the hall is loftable, allowing students to truly tailor their living space.

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Join Ball State University's Honors Signature Experience, where academic excellence meets vibrant community living.  Participants engage in two interconnected Honors College courses per academic year, culminating in an enriching trip. This immersive experience ensures not only guaranteed LLC residence hall placement but also a transformative journey of academic and personal growth, shaping lifelong connections and fostering a deep sense of belonging. 

For the 24-25 Academic year, we are centering the Honors Signature Experience around two themes: “Art and Design” and “Health and Wellness.” Based on your desired major, you will be placed in one of these themed cohorts, where you will develop close connections with faculty members and peers. Each cohort consists of two interconnected Honors College courses (one in fall and one in spring) that will culminate in a trip to Chicago, where you will engage with sites and experiences relevant to the theme and your courses. 

  • Must be a first-year student. 

  • Must be an Honors College student at Ball State University. 

  • Must be willing to find and live with a roommate who is also an Honors student with the Honors College (approximately 400 students). 

  • Guaranteed room space in DeHority Complex, ensuring a room (bedspace) in the hall with your Living-Learning Community. 

  • Early access timeslot for the Self Selection room reservation process, allowing for the reservation of a bedspace before other students. 

  • Access to exclusive themed classes in both the fall and spring semesters, providing a unique and engaging academic experience. 

  • Access to a trip to Chicago with the others in the linked course associated with the Signature Experience.  

  • Priority to participate in LLC experiences and opportunities, offering an interdisciplinary off-campus experience.

Honors Signature Experience students have seven (7) days to accept their offer before it expires. 

Honors Signature Experience participants are required to have a roommate who is also enrolled in the Honors College.

The connected class will be listed on your transcript like any other class you enroll in. 
No, the program is free. The connected class will appear as credit hours you are enrolled in, just like any other class you enroll in when it comes to the billing of tuition. 


Each Living-Learning Community has notable experiences for students. For the Honors LLC this includes:

  • Honors LLC Kick Off: This large, historically well-attended program helps residents in the Honors LLC make connections and participate in friendly competition at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Four-Year Planning Assistance: Traditionally, the Academic Peer Mentor of the Honors LLC’s hosts a program to help students prepare for their “four-year planning meeting” with their academic advisor.

Resource Room

Experience unparalleled academic support and collaborative learning opportunities within the Honors College Living Learning Community. Our resource room is a vibrant hub designed to foster dynamic discussions and facilitate collaborative intellectual endeavors that define the essence of the Honors LLC experience. Stocked with an array of learning materials and cutting-edge technology, the resource room empowers you to excel in diverse projects and pursuits. 

Moreover, our community offers ample space for engaging with peers. Adjacent to the resource room, you'll find two seminar rooms thoughtfully themed around captivating subjects like the indigenous history of Indiana and the rich narrative of Muncie's development. These spaces provide an inspiring backdrop for deepening your understanding and connecting with fellow Honors Students. Elevate your academic journey and immerse yourself in a stimulating environment tailored to nurture your intellectual curiosity and growth. 

Academic Partner:

We are excited for you to be a part of the Honors College at Ball State! The Honors College fosters innovation in research, teaching, and learning through an independently created liberal arts curriculum, engaged faculty, and an active Living-Learning Community. Find more information through clicking the button featured below.

Honors College First-Year Experience

Learn About All of Our Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for students living on campus.

Living-Learning Communities