Ball State University has launched six affinity groups to promote an inclusive environment on our campus. Ball State University invites the team members and physicians of IU Health Ball Memorial to participate in affinity group activities and to assist in promoting a more inclusive community

Affinity groups connect people who have common interests or goals for networking, professional development, fostering community, and expanding cultural awareness.


African American Group

Asian Group 

 Hispanic Group

Maria Williams-Hawkins

Maria Williams-Hawkins
Associate Professor
Telecommunications


Leadership is Open

Stephen Hessel

Stephen Hessel
Assistant Professor
Spanish

Disability Group 

 Native American Group

Evie Simmons-Reese

Evie Simmons-Reed
Assistant Professor
Teachers College

Jennifer Cullen

Jennifer Cullen
Associate Professor
Teachers College

Juanita Brand

Juanita Brand
Assistant Professor
Nursing

LGBTQ Group 

 

Rob Brookey

Rob Brookey
Professor
Telecommunications

Jennifer Grouling

Jennifer Grouling
Assistant Professor
English

 

Affinity Group Meetings
Help our affinity group leaders cast a vision for the future! Register on Eventbrite to attend the next Affinity Group Event:

First Annual Affinity Ball
Wednesday, April 26
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ball Room

Don’t see a group for you?
Contact Ball State’s Office of Institutional Diversity to discuss starting your own affinity group!