YOU HAVE THE POWER To Change Lives

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A  BETTER 
Understanding

The 17 academic departments in the College of Sciences and Humanities share one foundational principle: they expand humankind’s understanding of ourselves and of the world around us, from the innermost corners of the human mind to the outermost limits of the known universe. 

Powerful changes happen when you seek a better understanding. You can cure diseases. You can reconcile differences between people. You can repair the Earth. You can right past wrongs. You can heal hearts in both the literal and metaphorical senses. The search for understanding takes continued investment as new challenges and opportunities emerge.

That’s why we need your involvement through Our Call to Beneficence: The Campaign for Ball State University.

YOU HAVE THE POWER To Change Lives

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“In all of our departments, our faculty help students translate the skills they learn in class to a host of careers. We don’t know what jobs will be available in 2030 or 2040, but our students will be ready for them.”

 

- Maureen McCarthy, Dean

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FUNDING Opportunities

SUPPORTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS: $2.2M

This August, we opened the CSH Success Hub—a single access point for students in our college who need assistance with any of the obstacles today’s students face. Whether a student is struggling with a math class, feeling a financial pinch, or experiencing a mental health crisis, the center will link them up quickly with the proper resources on campus. Staffed by student success ambassadors and directed by a professional with decades of higher education and other leadership and mentorship experience, the center will welcome anyone who wants help assuring a smooth path to graduation.

We also seek additional funding to expand the successful COMPASS Advantage program. COMPASS helps humanities students transition into careers with self-assessments, networking tips, alumni mentorship, and more. COMPASS is now part of the new Success Center.

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STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT: $1.5M

Finances are an issue for a large portion of the Ball State student body, with about 80 percent qualifying for federal financial aid. But federal financial aid often isn’t enough. Each year, we lose some of our brightest potential students because their financial needs exceed our capacity to help.

To help meet those needs, we look to donors to help us create new scholarships that will make an outstanding education available to the most promising students, regardless of their personal resources. We ask that you consider creating a new, endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $25,000.

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SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAMMING: $500K

The transition from high school to college is difficult for many students. The CSH Summer Bridge Program will orient you to the campus and community. It features workshops to expose students to daily college life, study skills and social development. Summer bridge programs get them ready to learn and thrive.

 

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WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY: $2.5M

The College hosts public events and programs that bring 30,000 visitors of all ages to campus from surrounding communities and beyond. They come to experience educational shows at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, see endangered species at the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, learn about the environment at our farms and natural areas, and so much more.

The College of Sciences and Humanities serves the Muncie community, the region, and the state in ways that go beyond the classroom and far exceed the limits of the campus.

 

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NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
  • The College of Sciences and Humanities: $20M
  • The Foundational Sciences Building: $20M
  • Department of Computer Science: $1M
  • College of Sciences and Humanities Student Success Hub: $500K
  • Distinguished Professorship of English and African-American Studies: $500K
  • Various spaces: starting at $25K
College of Sciences and Humanities

60%

The College delivers 60% of Ball State’s Core Curriculum and 35% of all University credit hours.

75,000

Visitors to College events, programs, centers, and community spaces

94%

Placement of May 2022 graduates

Empower students to make discoveries and change the world.

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