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Cardinal Corps

University departments looking for help in hosting special events can turn to Cardinal Corps.

Cardinal Corps is an outstanding group of undergraduate students who volunteer their time to serve as official hosts and hostesses at university events. Students in Cardinal Corps display outstanding professionalism as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Students must have completed two semesters at Ball State and have a minimum 2.75 grade point average to be eligible. There is no charge for their services. Typical duties of Cardinal Corps members are:

  • greeting guests and handing out folders, name tags, and other conference materials
  • assisting with registration of guests (collecting payments, providing receipts, etc.)
  • assisting with serving of beverages, such as punch, soft drinks, etc.
  • interacting with guests, discussing campus events, facts, and issues from the student point of view
  • other related host/hostess functions

 Services not expected of Cardinal Corps members are:

  • preparing food
  • cleaning up of the event areas
  • washing of service trays, dishes, or utensils
  • moving or transporting of displays, boxes, and other equipment
  • guarding of rooms or equipment left otherwise unattended
  • performing other behind the scenes functions not related to public interaction and hosting of university guests
If you are sponsoring an event that you feel the Cardinal Corps will be of service to you, please contact the Office of Orientation at 765-285-8290. As much advance notice as possible is appreciated to ensure Cardinal Corps members will be available at your event. Please provide us with the number of Cardinal Corps members that you feel you will need to work your event when you call to schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your event. If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Orientation.
Office of Orientation
Lucina Hall (LU), room 151
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8290
Toll free: 800-482-4BSU (4278)
TTY users only: 765-285-2206
Fax: 765-285-1632
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