The Social Sciences Living-Learning Community is open to students majoring in the Social Science fields.

Location: This living-learning community is in Painter/Whitcraft Halls within Studebaker West.


  • Engage in activities that promote academic achievement like tutoring and study nights
  • Participate in community events to learn about the different careers associated with the fields of criminal justice and criminology, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work
  • Interact with faculty outside the classroom through field trips, panels, and demonstrations
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills through involvement in student organizations and activities (both within and outside of the living-learning community)
  • Network with faculty, upper-level students, advisors, alumni, and professionals in the criminal justice world


  • Anthropology
  • Criminal justice and criminology
  • Legal studies
  • Political science
  • Prelaw
  • Psychology
  • Social studies teaching
  • Sociology
  • Women's and gender studies

Programming:  Events that students might participate in include visits to counseling offices, meetings with social work professionals, K-9 handler demonstrations, and speakers from the court, probation, and law enforcement areas, and community visits to juvenile detention centers, police departments, or the county morgue.

Partners: To accomplish these goals, the Social Sciences Living-Learning Community works very closely with the Ball State Department of Criminal Justice and CriminologyDepartment of Psychology and Department of Sociology. In addition, the community partners with other campus departments like the Career Center and Academic Advising.