The Ball State University Alumni Association supports the mission and tradition of Ball State University and its alumni worldwide. Lifelong relationships are essential to that support and its foundation. To be an advocate for alumni, to enrich their lives, and involve them with Ball State University is the guiding principle of the Ball State University Alumni Association. As its primary communication conduit, the Ball State Alumnus will be a magazine that presents the intellectual vigor and excellence of the university and celebrates alumni connections and milestones in university and alumni life.

Providing continual knowledge and insight about Ball State University—its problems and successes, its present and future as well as its past, continuity and change alike; providing a service in keeping alumni informed of Alumni Association events and programs and in keeping alumni in touch with one another; and providing additional emphasis on the issues of the day are specific functions of the Ball State Alumnus.