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The Social Sciences Living-Learning Community is dedicated to students interested in learning about the different careers associated with the fields of criminal justice and criminology, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work.

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Residence Hall

Studebaker West Residence Hall

As of the 24-25 Academic year, the nine-story building of Studebaker West is home to the Humanities and Social Sciences LLC and includes two halls, Painter/Whitcraft and Palmer/Davidson.

Studebaker West, also known as Stu West, is near Kinghorn Residence Hall, Studebaker East Residence Hall, and Noyer Residence Hall. The building is also located near the Jo Ann Gora Student, the university health center, and several academic buildings.

Studebaker West is one of the larger residence halls on Ball State's campus. It has free WIFI, a fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a game room, a music room, and a Micro Café on the first floor of the building. The hall itself is coed, has centralized air conditioning, includes community-style bathrooms, and has stackable furniture. 

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

  • Murder Mystery: This life size interactive game of “Clue” is a signature event that connects the building community with Ball State’s University Police Department.
  • Trips: Off-campus trips are coordinated to provide unique opportunities for students in the Social Sciences LLC.

Resource Room

Students living in this community can expect an environment that provides several great spaces to engage within the community throughout the academic year.

Academic partners:


  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies, Teaching
  • Sociology

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.

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