The Office of Student Life
provides services and resources to students, student organizations and their advisors, to foster an environment of involvement and commitment to both the campus and local community. Graduate assistants have the opportunity to assist with programs such as Excellence in Leadership and Student Voluntary Services, or gain experience working with the Asian American Student Association, the Black Student Association, the Latino Student Union, and Spectrum.
- Excellence in Leadership (EIL) is a multi-year leadership development program open to all undergraduate students. Composed of both curricular and co-curricular components, the program offers workshops, service projects, retreats, and small group meetings. Two graduate assistantships are available working with the Excellence in Leadership program.
- The Student Life office advises the Asian American Student Association, the Black Student Association, the Latino Student Union, and Spectrum. Two multicultural graduate assistants are responsible for co-advising these organizations and its executive officers as well as providing support to the Office of Student Life. In addition to working with multicultural organizations, GAs in this area will advise Up Til Dawn, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Order of Omega, a Greek honorary organization.
- Student Voluntary Services (SVS) at Ball State University is one of the oldest student-lead volunteer organizations in the country. Founded in 1965, SVS has a long history within the university and as a result, Ball State students have a rich tradition of giving back to the Muncie community. The SVS graduate assistant is primarily responsible for co-advising SVS and its executive officers, as well as providing general support to the Office of Student Life. The GA serves as a liaison for Muncie community agencies, advises student-led programs, and assists with volunteer recruitment, orientation, and placement. The position requires the GA to work in a multi-faceted office environment as well as interact with students, faculty, and community members.