Black Alumni Constituent Society

Diversity is a priority at Ball State, and black alumni want to show that we are one united front on One Ball State Day! Representing all BSU black alumni, the Black Alumni Constituent Society's (BACS) mission includes engaging alumni by providing social and informative events, mentoring black students, and encouraging gifts to support scholarships to benefit these students and BACS programming. The BACS strives to help students become global citizens and leaders in the 21st century and to nurture transformative, lifelong relationships with the Ball State University community. To accomplish these goals, the BACS has created an endowed scholarship to assist minority students who meet academic criteria and have financial need, and book scholarships for those with financial need to pay ever-increasing textbook costs. 

“The Black Alumni Constituent Society has truly been a tremendous blessing in my life. These distinguished individuals rally together to support black students and alumni in many ways. They advocate for supporting current students financially, and over the past two years, I have received two scholarships from BACS. I was awestruck by their beneficence! They believed in me even when I failed to do so myself. After a difficult, less-than-promising sophomore year, I acquired subpar grades, an ungrateful attitude, and a constant desire for my late mother to be by my side. Nevertheless, I was informed about the BACS scholarships and submitted my application. To my surprise, a congratulatory email found its way to my inbox. Although the BACS provides financial assistance, they have poured into me in so many other ways and asked me to be a Student Representative on their board this year. These alumni invested in a young woman who did not have much more than a dream and a broken heart when they selected me. They have worked to connect me with other insurance professionals in their networks, and often tell me to inform them when I need help. As a Risk Management and Insurance major, I will use my degree to help others. My goal is to become a Chief Risk Officer one day and ensure that corporations show the same care and compassion to others that I have been shown by my fellow board members. Ironically enough, care and compassion sum up what the BACS, their scholarships, kindness, and generosity mean to me. I have a bright future!” -Bria Matemane, senior at Ball State University


The BACS hosts these programs for alumni engagement and education: a biennial reunion, Homecoming tailgate, Celebration of Unity (Fundraising) Concert, a networking reception for scholarship recipients and board, and it collaborates with the African American Studies Faculty. Fall plans include a Welcome Back Picnic for students. Each of these programs contains components of philanthropy, sharing the needs and how to participate. Additionally, as plans to construct a new Multicultural Center on campus are underway, opportunities to help purchase equipment, supplies and décor will occur. The BACS is passionate about these opportunities to give back to Ball State so that others can fly toward a more successful future!

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies