On behalf of the Office of Student Life we would like to salute and applaud your involvement at Ball State University. The Student Organization Handbook will help answer many of your questions about getting your group organized and running efficiently. A few sections of the handbook are highlighted in this area.

The Office of Student Life is responsible for fostering leadership development and personal organization responsibility. Our mission is to provide learning opportunities through leadership, citizenship, cultural awareness, and life skill development. The Office of Student Life’s primary student learning outcomes are:

  • Students will demonstrate leadership competency through involvement.
  • Students will demonstrate a commitment to engage in their community while becoming knowledgeable of social issues and working with community partners.
  • Students will work towards developing a multicultural identity and appreciating cultural differences.
  • Students will develop and demonstrate personal accountability.

Our hope is that your involvement with any of our over 400 officially recognized student organizations will be an enjoyable experience. Involvement in student organizations bring individuals together with similar views and opinions which creates an opportunity for developing new ideas, discovering hidden talent, cultivating interpersonal skills and providing a way to accomplish collectively what could not be done individually.

Our office provides many opportunities for involvement and personal growth. We offer opportunities in leadership development through our Leadership Studies Minor as well as the Excellence in Leadership program. If you are interested in Greek Life, we have several different organizations to choose from. We offer opportunities for students to get involved in the community and make a positive impact on the lives of others through the Student Voluntary Services program. We are also home to several multicultural organizations providing you the chance to grow and explore various cultures and ethnicities.

In closing, we would like to wish you well and encourage you to stop by our office located in the Student Center Room 133 or contact us at 765-285-2621. We hope that the Student Organization Handbook provides you with information that will assist you in making the most out of your experience at Ball State University.