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.

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: Chris Drapeau
Faculty Advisor: Raymond Dean

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: January-February *President & VPs elected in December for the following year, all other staff elected in Jan/Feb.

President:  Holly Hemmelgarn
Vice-President of Development: Ellie Nowak
Vice-President of Programming (Mondays): Devan Shaw
Vice-President of Programming (Tuesdays): Olivia McJunkin
Vice-President of Programming (Wednesdays): Lauren Hunt
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
Faculty Advisor: Winnie Mucherah

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 Clevenger

Kappa Delta Pi

President: Sarah Rudmann
Faculty Advisor: Scott Popplewell

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 Reform
Election Month: September
President: Keri Rodgers
Faculty Advisors: Nancy Brooks
                         Elena Polush

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: Elizabeth Hooks
Vice President: Kaitlin Cowan
Treasurer: Brittney Klauser
Secretary: Kim DeBoth
Event Coordinator: Adele Larsson
Social Media Coordinator: Bre Dailey
Faculty Advisor: Maria Hernandez Finch

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
Faculty Advisors: Ruth Jones
                         Kourtland Koch

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: Layne Lumley
Vice President: Lexi Tinkel
Secretary: Mary Pat Stemnock
Treasurer: Sabrina Blair 
Historian: Kelly Rose
Volunteer Coordinator: Ramey Butler
Co-Publicist:Tailor Bonds
Co-Publicist: McKenzie Weaver
Dr. James Stroud, Advisor

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: Savongh Evans
Secrerary: Tara Russell
Membership Coordinator: Brianna Williams
Advocacy Coordinator: Ashlund Haskell
Community Liaison: Taylor McKiernan
Awareness Coordinator: Hannah Yeoman
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Clevenger