Ball State University’s Multicultural Center provides an enriching and engaging space for students from non-majority communities as it relates to gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity to find a sense of belonging and be successful.
Our new center will allow for expanded programming and services that are beyond what is currently offered, and your support plays an integral part in fulfilling Ball State’s mission and strategic goals of upholding inclusive excellence throughout campus.
Ways to Support the Multicultural Center
- gifts of cash, pledges, or appreciated securities
- planned gifts, such as those through wills and estates
“The Multicultural Center has impacted my experience on campus by being a great resource for me to go to. It has brought me to make new connections with others and take on more leadership roles. Thanks to the Multicultural Center, I have grown not only as a student but as a leader too. I would encourage others to get involved.”
Kiana Pickett, ’20
Make a Gift
To support the center financially, visit our online giving portal and select Multicultural Center for the drop-down menu or contact Amanda Court who can talk with you about giving options through the Ball State Foundation.
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The new Multicultural Center will be a space to encourage and facilitate opportunities for cross-cultural student engagement. It will cultivate co-curricular learning by exploring culture through programming, activities, dialogue, resources, the arts, community engagement, and vibrant student organizations. The center will also contribute to the success of students from underrepresented, underserved, or marginalized populations by providing appropriate support services and resources.
The first-floor lobby will serve as a space that welcomes all who enter and will set the tone for the entire building. The space, which opens to a stairway leading to the upper level, will feature rotating exhibits and a lounge where students, faculty, and staff can gather and converse.
This space will be used for large scale events and programs as well as educational workshops and trainings related to diversity and inclusion.