Student Organizations

The following organizations are housed in the Teachers College. For information on organizations in your content area, check with the appropriate department or college. Your organization's events and calendar items can be published here.

Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club

Open to all Education majors who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
The mission of this club is to build educational excellence, altruism and world understanding through fellowship. The first meeting of this new student organization will take place Wednesday, October 28 from 6 — 7:30 p.m. in TC 224. Join us to network with future educators and learn about club purposes, goals and future events.

President: Chloe Woodruff
Faculty Advisor: Lynette Varner

American Sign Language Club

The mission of the American Sign Language Club is to spread awareness of Deaf Culture and to learn sign language. There is absolutely no sign language experience required to join the club. The club meets bi-weekly and hosts monthly events. During club meetings, we learn signs, play sign language games, and often watch movies in ASL or about Deaf Culture.


President: Kyleigh Renick
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Wolfe
Election Month: April

Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training

ANST provides a forum in which graduate students may discuss and disseminate information related to important issues in clinical neuropsychology such as training, practice, research and career opportunities. Membership is limited to graduate students pursuing degrees in psychology or a closely related field.


President: Angela Mion
Vice President: Laura Vasel
Secretary: Jared Bishop
Social Media Officer: Will Philips
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Davis

Election Month: May

College Mentors for Kids

College Mentors for Kids is an innovative non-profit organization that pairs youth with local college student mentors for weekly activities that expose youth to the opportunities of higher education. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Ball State University hosts roughly 170 children from West View, Albany, Eaton, and Royerton Elementary Schools, as well as, over 160 college students from the university. Throughout the year, a bond is formed between the Little Buddy (Child) and the Mentor (College Student) that will last a life time. Our mission is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most.

Election Month: March

President:  Jami LaFord
Vice President, Programming (Mondays): Julie Bareford
Vice President, Programming (Tuesdays): Lexi Wood
Vice President, Programming (Wednesdays): Lauren Kramer
Vice President, Programming, (Thursdays): Katy Nicholas
Vice President, Fundraising and Development: Eva Wehrle
Faculty Advisor: Dixie Denton
National Headquarters (Apply to be a mentor)

BSU Chapter Website

Creative Minds

Creative Minds provides opportunities to volunteer, shares multiple ideas for the use of crafts for the home, school and life, and empowers others to have confidence in making crafts.
Election Month: May

President: Ashley Stonesifer
Faculty Advisor: Dixie Denton

Delivering Educational Support to Kenya
Election Month: April

President: Veronica Smith
Vice President: Valerie Rice
Secretary: Gregory Sotamere
Treasurer: Jared Bishop
Faculty Advisor: Winnie Mucherah

Election Month: April/May

Education In Action

Education in Action works to provide meaningful ideas to apply to the classroom. At each meeting, members walk away with a lesson plan idea and the standard it links to. Education in Action is open to all education majors. 

Election Month: April

President: Tarra Russell
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Borland

Kappa Delta Pi

President: Bryce Barnes
Vice President: Alyson Oouveia
Secretary: Samantha Linnen
Treasurer: Rachel King
Historian: Ramey Butler
Membership Chair: Kirsten Pozorski

Faculty Advisors: Scott Popplewell; Diane Bottomley
Election month: April

Men in Education

Men in Education is about gaining experience. We want to inspire one another and make a difference while empathizing with the gender solitude that may be felt by males upon studying their particular major in education. Men in Education members will participate in various campus events and programs, and have an active presence at Wes Del Elementary. MIE finds immersive learning imperative to success for the future, therefore we volunteer two days each week at Wes Del Elementary School (Wed & Thurs from 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.) tutoring our students of the future.
Election Month: March
Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Teachers College room 227

President: Anna Campbell
Advisor: Kourtland Koch

Society of Educational Studies
Election Month: September
President: Keri Rodgers

Faculty Advisors: Nancy Brooks;
                         Sheron Fraser-Burgess
                         Elena Polush, Emeritus

Student Affiliates in School Psychology

Student Affiliates in School Psychology is an organization for graduate students in the field of School Psychology. Our goal is to help graduate students to continue their professional development by exposing them to a variety of fields and information relevant to working in the school systems as school psychologists.


President: Greg Satmare
Vice President: Marlyssa Fillmore
Treasurer: Laura Vasel
Secretary: Claire Wilmoth
Event Coordinator: Angela Mion
Social Media Coordinator: Valerie Rice
Faculty Advisor: Maria Hernandez Finch

Election Month: May

Student Council for Exceptional Children

The Student Council for Exceptional Children is a student chapter of the international organization. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in children and adults with special needs. The Department of Special Education hosts this student chapter. The organization is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities -- students with disabilities, deaf, and/or gifted.
Election Month: December

President: Connor Edwards
Vice President: Elizabeth Wood
Secretary: Linzey Claywell
Treasurer: Danielle Wood
Faculty Advisors: Penny Craig
                         Kourtland Koch

Election Month: December

Student Council for Exceptional Children
Chapter #0320
Department of Special Education
Teachers College 711
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

SCEC Web site

Student Education Association

The Earl A. Johnson chapter of the Ball State University Student Education Association is a pre-professional organization open to all education majors at Ball State University. We focus on professional development and volunteering to get future teachers prepared for their career in the classroom. The Ball State Student Education Association is affiliated with the Indiana Student Education Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the National Education Association.
Election Month: April


President: Lexi Tinkel
Vice Presidents: Mitch Greene and Madison Beerbower
Co-Treasurers: Sabrina Blair  and Carli Vose
Co-Historians: Kassidee McHale and Brandy Grayson
Volunteer Coordinator: Ramey Butler
Co-Publicist: Amber Whitehead
Co-Publicist: McKenzie Weaver
Faculty Advisors:Dr. James Stroud, Kurt Kurtzhalls

Election Month: March

SEA Web site

Students for Education Reform

Students for Education Reform is a national organization and a student-led movement about education injustice. We aim to close the achievement gap, empower student leaders, and create opportunities for preservice teachers at Ball State University to be involved in educational policies and K-12 communities.

Election Month: September

Meetings: Mondays, 5:30 — 7 p.m. (subject to change)

President: Sarah Reason
Vice President: Lydia Newland
Membership Director: Sophia Borzibadi
Events Director: Katie Merchant
Community Outreach Director: Jay Coles
Publicity Director: Siduri Purnell
Faculty Advisors: Nancy Borland and Veronica Fife-Demski