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 2012 - 2017.
Ball State will host the 2017 Diversity Research Symposium with Keynote Speaker Dr. Angela Davis . More details here.
Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), the Diversity Associates Program provides instructors and staff with the opportunity to execute a diversity-related curriculum development project of their own design. Projects should focus on one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints. Professors and staff may propose an individual project or may propose a collaborative project with a colleague.
The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2017-2018 Diversity Associates Program.
Ball State Program to Receive AACTE Multicultural Award Read more Here
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
• Multi-week courses
• Discussion Forums
• Career center
• Time Management
• Work-Life balance
• Personal Organization
Ball State University
Statement on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Ball State University aspires to be a university that attracts and retains a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Ball State is committed to ensuring that all members of the campus community are welcome through our practice of valuing the varied experiences and worldviews of those we serve. We promote a culture of respect and civil discourse as evident in our Beneficence Pledge.
At Ball State, diversity is an integral part of our identity. Our success depends on our efforts to cultivate inclusivity within our pedagogical, scholarly, and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national and international levels. As we recruit and retain a diverse administration, faculty/staff and student body, we strive to ensure that our students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. Our recruitment efforts will continue to include historically underrepresented populations to create the cultural milieu that promotes participation by all.
We are committed to the pursuit of excellence by being inclusive of individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide qualification), sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, or age. Ball State will be a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the university are essential to our success.
Ball State University is committed to:
- creating innovative courses, programs, 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.
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.