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Ph.D. Pathways Program

The mentoring program matches undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented ethnic and racial backgrounds with faculty, professional staff, community professionals and distinguished alumni associated with Ball State University. The goal of the program is to encourage students to pursuit doctoral studies outside of Ball State University to potentially join the faculty.

Merrell T. Marshall Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding students who are committed to identifying and taking the next strategic steps to address issues of diversity in their communities, on their campuses, and in society at large.

Black Alumni Constituents Society

The society strives to stimulate the interest of all Black alumni of Ball State University, supporting issues related to alumni and students of African descent. The organization works to further the educational, professional, social and philanthropic interests of Black alumni, individually and collectively; and to acknowledge and recognize the achievement of both alumni and students.

Programs Focused on Diversity

Ball State offers a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs which focus on some aspect of diversity. Some emphasize domestic diversity issues while others encourage international and global perspectives.

Courses Focused on Diversity

Ball State offers a wide variety of courses designed around the culture of diversity. Some emphasize domestic diversity issues while others encourage international and global perspectives.

Support Offices

In addition to the Office of Institutional Diversity, other Ball State University offices can assist you with issues related to diversity on campus.