Multicultural Student Organizations
Ball State has over 400 student organizations and several of them are identity and culturally based organizations. Below is a list of a few organizations the Multicultural Center collaborates with on programs and events. We highly recommend you browse BennyLink to find more student organizations.
- Outlet Hip Hop Dance Troupe
- Men and Women of Color (MWOC)
- Voices of Triumph (VOT)
- Today's Black Women (TBW)
If you cannot find the community you're looking for, please reach out to the Office of Student Life to learn more about the process of creating a student organization.
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The Multicultural Center primarily advises 4 multicultural student organizations, also known as The Big Four. All programs and activities sponsored by The Big Four are free to all Ball State students.
Asian Student Union
The Asian Student Union, formerly known as the Asian American Student Association, was founded at Ball State on March 26, 1991. ASU seeks to provide cultural and educational programming about Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander history, culture, and interests. All programs and activities sponsored by the Asian Student Union are free to Ball State students. You may be wondering whether you have to be Asian or of Asian descent to become a member - the answer is "NO". ASU is an extremely diverse organization that welcomes all students of every background to join. Some of our programs include bubble tea socials, fashion shows, karaoke, holiday celebrations, and game nights!
Meetings are held on Monday evenings. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or look us up on Benny Link.
Latinx Student Union (LSU)
LSU started out as the Hispanic Student Association, an interest group dedicated to forming the Notre American Hispano Association (North American Hispanic Association). On May 1, 1987 the North American Hispanic Association became a recognized student organization and changed its name to La Allianza De Estudiantes Lationos (The Alliance of Latino Students, LADEL). In 1999, La Alianza De Estudiantes had undergone yet another name change to the Latino Student Union. Years later, the Latino Student Union changed its name one more time to Latinx Student Union.
LSU promotes the identity and unity of Latinx students at Ball State University through intellectual, cultural, and social growth. We are dedicated to increasing our visibility and involvement in campus activities and in the Muncie community. All programs and activities sponsored by LSU are free to Ball State students. You do not have to be Latinx to become a member of LSU. Everyone is welcome to attend!
If you have any questions or interested in our meetings please contact us at email@example.com
The Black Student Association (BSA)
Formerly known as the Black Student Union, BSA became a recognized student organization on May 22, 1969.
If you are looking for an organization that strives to help Black people preserve, advance, and represent the social and intellectual aspects of Black Culture, the Black Student Association is for you! In addition, BSA aims to develop stronger connections, and collaboration among Black students and all organizations on campus.
The mission of BSA is to aid in the growth and development of Ball State collegiate students through a series of culturally, socially, and academically focused discussions and programs from a unique African-American perspective. Our mission is fulfilled through community service, campus involvement, and professional development, allowing our members to overcome all challenges faced and to succeed in all facets of life. BSA aims to develop and promote unity within the minority community and intensify the Black voice here at this university.
Becoming a member of the Black Student Association can provide you with networking opportunities including opportunities to attend conferences at neighboring colleges and universities. You do not have to be Black/African American or of African descent to be a member of BSA. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Since 1974, Spectrum has served as Ball State University's organization for gender, sexual and romantic minorities (LGBTQ+) and their allies.