University Police 150A

Motorist Assist Program

The Ball State University Department of Public Safety offers free assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors who have vehicle problems while on campus. Ball State police officers and other public safety personnel will assist stranded motorists with the following services:
  • jump-starting dead batteries
  • unlocking vehicle doors
  • inflating tires (autos and bicycles)
  • providing transportation to buy gas
  • offering deicer for frozen door locks
  • providing a shovel and abrasives for vehicles stuck on snow or ice

The service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis on the following days/times:

Sunday 5 p.m.-3:30 a.m.
Monday - Thursday     

8 a.m.-3:30 a.m.


8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Participating motorists must sign a waiver releasing the university from any liability in the event of vehicle damage. The service is not available on university holidays. Personnel will not jump-start vehicles owned by Ball State.

Assistance is available by calling 765-285-1111.

University Police
200 North McKinley Avenue
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Emergency: 911 or 765-285-1111
Report an Incident: 765-285-1111
Administrative: 765-285-1832
Fax: 765-285-8148
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