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Welcome to Spectrum!

What is Spectrum?

Since 1974, Spectrum has served as Ball State University's organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals and their allies (GLBTQSA). Spectrum is advised through the Office of Student Life, the clearing house for all recognized student organizations.

Specctrum provides social support to create a comfortable, confidential, and accepting atmosphere for its members. Meetings are both fun and educational. Our motto —"Just because you're here doesn't mean you're queer"— represents the idea that you do not have to identify as GLBTQ to become a member. Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression, is welcome to attend our meetings and events! Confidential meetings are held weekly during fall and spring semesters. Due to the nature of this organization, everyone is asked to respect the privacy of others.

The mission of Spectrum is to educate the Ball State and Muncie communities on lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender issues, cultures and history through various programming efforts. Spectrum's goal is to provide an anonymous, healthy and safe place for Ball State University students and surrounding communities who are discovering their sexual orientation to help find an understanding network of support. All programs and activities sponsored by Spectrum are free to Ball State students. Consider attending one of Spectrum's great events, including:

  • Unity Week
  • Speaker Panels
  • Semi-Annual Drag Shows
  • PROUD (People Recognizing Our Unique Differences) Month
  • Spring Week
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Spectrum Prom
  • Lavender Graduation

Who do I contact to get involved with Spectrum?
Spectrum would love to hear from you! Meetings are held every Thursday at 8 p.m., in Student Center 310. For more information contact our president, Christie McCauley, or e-mail Spectrum. In addition, you can contact our advisor, Barry Hawkins, Assistant Director of Student Life. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates!

Where is Spectrum located?
Spectrum's office is located in the Student Center Room 134. Stop by and visit us. We would love to see you!