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In one way or another, diversity at Ball State includes everyone. Anyone can contribute and everyone will benefit.

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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"Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise. Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise."

- Maya Angelou

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Maya Angelou with our literacy program "I Read...I Rise".


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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