Student Organizations

The following organizations are housed in the Teachers College. For information on organizations in your content area, check with the appropriate department or college.

Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training


ANST provides a forum in which graduate students may discuss and disseminate information related to important issues in clinical neuropsychology such as training, practice, research and career opportunities. Membership is limited to graduate students pursuing degrees in psychology or a closely related field.

Officers:
President: Chris Drapeau
Faculty Advisor: Raymond Dean


College Mentors for Kids

College Mentors for Kids is an innovative non-profit organization that pairs youth with local college student mentors for weekly activities that expose youth to the opportunities of higher education. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Ball State University hosts roughly 170 children from West View, Albany, Eaton, and Royerton Elementary Schools, as well as, over 160 college students from the university. Throughout the year, a bond is formed between the Little Buddy (Child) and the Mentor (College Student) that will last a life time. Our mission is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most.

Election Month: January-February *President & VPs elected in December for the following year, all other staff elected in Jan/Feb.

Officers:
President:  Holly Hemmelgarn
Vice-President of Development: Ellie Nowak
Vice-President of Programming (Mondays): Devan Shaw
Vice-President of Programming (Tuesdays): Olivia McJunkin
Vice-President of Programming (Wednesdays): Lauren Hunt
Faculty Advisor: Dixie Denton
National Headquarters (Apply to be a mentor)

BSU Chapter Website


Creative Minds

Creative Minds provides opportunities to volunteer, shares multiple ideas for the use of crafts for the home, school and life, and empowers others to have confidence in making crafts.
Election Month: May

Officers:
President: Ashley Stonesifer
Faculty Advisor: Dixie Denton


Delivering Educational Support to Kenya
Election Month: April

Officers:
President: Rachel German
Faculty Advisor: Winnie Mucherah


Education In Action

Election Month: April

Officers:
President: Suzy Vantwoud
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Clevenger


Kappa Delta Pi

Officers:
President: Sarah Rudmann
Faculty Advisor: Scott Popplewell


Men in Education

Men in Education is about gaining experience. We want to inspire one another and make a difference while empathizing with the gender solitude that may be felt by males upon studying their particular major in education. Men in Education members will participate in various campus events and programs, and have an active presence at Wes Del Elementary. MIE finds immersive learning imperative to success for the future, therefore we volunteer two days each week at Wes Del Elementary School (Wed & Thurs from 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.) tutoring our students of the future.
Election Month: March

Officers:
President: Anna Campbell
Advisor: Kourtland Koch


Sign Language Club 

Officers:
President: Lindsey Pfledderer
Faculty Advisor: Azar Hadadian


Society of Educational Reform
Election Month: September
Officers:
President: Keri Rodgers
Faculty Advisors: Nancy Brooks
                         Elena Polush


Student Affiliates in School Psychology
Officers:

President: Elizabeth Hooks
Faculty Advisor: Maria Hernandez Finch


Student Council for Exceptional Children

The Student Council for Exceptional Children is a student chapter of the international organization. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in children and adults with special needs. The Department of Special Education hosts this student chapter. The organization is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities -- students with disabilities, deaf, and/or gifted.
Election Month: December

Officers:
President: Connor Edwards
Faculty Advisors: Ruth Jones
                         Kourtland Koch

Student Council for Exceptional Children
Chapter #0320
Department of Special Education
Teachers College 711
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

SCEC Web site


Student Education Association

The Earl A. Johnson chapter of the Ball State University Student Education Association is a pre-professional organization open to all education majors at Ball State University. We focus on professional development and volunteering to get future teachers prepared for their career in the classroom. The Ball State Student Education Association is affiliated with the Indiana Student Education Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the National Education Association.
Election Month: April

Officers:

President: Layne Lumley
Vice President: Lexi Tinkel
Secretary: Mary Pat Stemnock
Treasurer: Sabrina Blair 
Historian: Kelly Rose
Volunteer Coordinator: Ramey Butler
Co-Publicist:Tailor Bonds
Co-Publicist: McKenzie Weaver
Dr. James Stroud, Advisor

SEA Web site


Students for Education Reform

Students for Education Reform is a national organization and a student-led movement about education injustice. We aim to close the achievement gap, empower student leaders, and create opportunities for preservice teachers at Ball State University to be involved in educational policies and K-12 communities.

Election Month: September

Meetings: Mondays, 5:30 — 7 p.m. (subject to change)

Officers:
President: Sarah Reason
Vice President: Savongh Evans
Secrerary: Tara Russell
Membership Coordinator: Brianna Williams
Advocacy Coordinator: Ashlund Haskell
Community Liaison: Taylor McKiernan
Awareness Coordinator: Hannah Yeoman
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Clevenger