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Office of Institutional Diversity

In one way or another, diversity at Ball State includes everyone. Anyone can contribute and everyone will benefit.  Please review the Office of Institutional Diversity's Strategic Plan 2013-2017.

We promote a culture of respect and civil discourse as evident in our Beneficence Pledge.   

Ball State University is committed to:

  • creating innovative coursesprograms, and practices that attract, retain, and nurture a diverse university community
  • fostering a university environment that enables all who contribute to excel in a culture that is growing ever more diverse

Whereas other initiatives focus on particular aspects of diversity, our equal opportunity and affirmative action policies use a broad definition of diversity referring to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, age, and citizenship. 

The Office of Institutional Diversity is not only committed to diversity programming for students; it also support several faculty development programs as well. The Diversity Associates Program, the Developing Pedagogies to Enhance Excellence Seminar, and the Diversity Seminars are three programs that encourage faculty to explore the relevance of diversity in all classes.

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To Report a Concern Regarding Diversity or Inclusion at Ball State University, Please Contact the Bias Response Team.

New items of significance:

Join us for our Diversity Competencies and Higher Education Speakers Series: Educating a Diverse Nation.

Need more information on our Speaker Series? Check out the flyer for Roger Worthington, Ph.D. who will speak on March 1, 2016. 

For more information regarding diversity efforts on Ball State University's campus, please view the Diversity Asset Inventory, provided in collaboration by the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. 

Office of Institutional Diversity
134 Whitinger Business Building
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5316
Fax: 765-285-1328
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