Black Student Association

For 50 years, the Black Student Association has been a paramount student drive for equity at Ball State University. Founded on May 22, 1969, the autonomous student organization fights for campus recognition, dignity, and justice. 

 

BSA strives to help students persevere and advance; BSA honors social and intellectual Black Culture; BSA aims to develop stronger connections and collaborations among Black students and all organizations on campus. 

 

The mission of the Black Student Association is to aid in the growth and development of Ball State collegiate students through a series of culturally, socially, and academically focused discussions and programs from a unique African-American perspective. Our mission is fulfilled through community service, campus involvement, and professional development, allowing our members to overcome challenges faced in all facets of life. BSA aims to develop and promote unity within the minority community and intensity the Black voice here at this university. 

 

How You Can Help: 

Your gifts support BSA Scholarships. Awarded monies help students who may not have the means to fully participate on campus. Previously awarded scholarships have aided BSA members to purchase textbooks, graduation gowns, leadership conference registration, supplies for clinicals, and many more invaluable stepping-stones to a college degree. 

 

Scholarship for members of the Black Student Association is selected through an essay competition. Recipients must be active members of the Black Student Association (as defined by the BSA Constitution). Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (accumulative and prior semester). 

 

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6,323 Gifts Unlocks $3,000 for the Multicultural Center
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts, $3,000 will be unlocked for the new Multicultural Center!
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Unlock $3,000 for Student Emergency Aid
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts (beating last year's total number of gifts), $3,000 will be unlocked for Student Emergency Aid!
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New Challenge - 2 Areas Will Win $1,000
From 7-8pm, two of the non-academic/non-athletic areas with the most donors will each receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 16
2 $1,000 Spectrum 12
3 Dance Marathon 7
4 Fraternity and Sorority Life 6
5 Multicultural Center 6
6 Cardinal Kitchen 4
7 The Ball State Fund 3
8 Student Scholarships 3
9 Research 3
10 Black Student Association 3
11 Career Center 2
12 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
13 Student Emergency Aid Fund 2
14 Housing & Residence Life 2
15 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
16 Indiana Public Radio 1
17 Inclusive Excellence 1
18 COVID Vaccine Clinic 1
19 Take Flight 1
20 Office of Student Life 1
21 Late Nite 1
22 University Libraries 1
23 Emens Auditorium 1
24 Discovery Women's Group 0
25 Guardian Scholars 0
26 Online Student Support Fund 0
27 University Program Board 0
28 Community Engagement 0
29 Student Voluntary Services 0
30 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 0
31 Counseling Center 0
32 David Owsley Museum of Art 0
33 Disability Services 0
34 Parents Fund 0
35 University Police Department 0
36 Learning Center 0
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5 Hours, 5 Areas, $1,000 Each
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7pm-Midnight will each receive $1,000!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $30,956.02
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $17,061.74
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $9,981.41
4 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning $4,541.68
5 $1,000 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $4,046.26
6 Alumni Scholarships $3,547.31
7 Miller College of Business $3,070.00
8 Journalism $3,051.89
9 School of Music $2,893.57
10 Black Alumni Constituent Society $1,738.49
11 The Ball State Fund $1,691.05
12 Accounting $1,661.05
13 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,598.84
14 College of Communication, Information, and Media $1,560.57
15 Ball State Student Media $1,540.73
16 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse $1,470.21
17 Student Scholarships $1,420.42
18 Miller Business Honors Program $1,280.42
19 Communication Studies $1,161.68
20 Cardinal Kitchen $1,051.42
21 Bowen Center for Public Affairs $1,005.00
22 Sports Link $921.68
23 Burris Laboratory School $856.05
24 School of Kinesiology $842.73
25 Philosophy and Religious Studies $785.63
26 Honors College $751.40
27 Spectrum $750.84
28 Telecommunications $710.42
29 Elementary Education $701.05
30 English $671.47
31 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies $665.84
32 Alumni Programs $640.42
33 Educational Psychology $610.21
34 Research $605.00
35 Inclusive Excellence $590.63
36 History $590.21
37 Student Emergency Aid Fund $575.42
38 Special Education $572.10
39 Entrepreneurship Center $530.00
40 David Owsley Museum of Art $445.42
41 Modern Languages & Classics $435.42
42 Educational Leadership $415.00
43 Geography $410.63
44 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling $360.00
45 Teachers College $320.21
46 Multicultural Center $310.84
47 School of Nursing $310.84
48 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies $300.00
49 Take Flight $290.84
50 Applied Business Studies $290.00
51 Disability Services $270.63
52 Political Science $270.42
53 Discovery Women's Group $270.21
54 Black Student Association $265.42
55 Alumni Student Engagement $265.42
56 Nutrition & Health Science $265.21
57 Economics $265.00
58 School of Art $250.42
59 Applied Anthropology Laboratories $240.41
60 Indiana Public Radio $205.00
61 Rinker Center for International Programs $195.21
62 Anthropology $185.21
63 Marketing Department $170.21
64 Computer Science $160.21
65 Sociology $135.21
66 Chemistry $130.84
67 College of Health $130.21
68 Learning Center $130.21
69 Guardian Scholars $125.00
70 Mathematical Sciences $125.00
71 Schools Within the Context of Community $120.21
72 Career Center $120.00
73 Emens Auditorium $110.00
74 University Libraries $105.21
75 Housing & Residence Life $100.84
76 Speech Pathology & Audiology $100.00
77 Criminal Justice and Criminology $100.00
78 MBA | Masters of Business Administration $100.00
79 Dance Marathon $95.21
80 Office of Student Life $90.84
81 Women's and Gender Studies $80.21
82 Online Student Support Fund $80.00
83 Biology $75.21
84 Psychological Science $75.00
85 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources $70.21
86 Student Voluntary Services $50.42
87 Immersive Learning $50.00
88 Management $50.00
89 Ball State Army ROTC $50.00
90 Parents Fund $45.42
91 COVID Vaccine Clinic $45.21
92 Finance & Insurance $40.42
93 University Police Department $40.21
94 Late Nite $30.21
95 Educational Studies $25.00
96 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr $25.00
97 Social Work $20.21
98 Counseling Center $20.21
99 Community Engagement $20.00
100 Physics & Astronomy $20.00
101 Charles W. Brown Planetarium $20.00
102 College of Sciences & Humanities $0.00
103 College of Fine Arts $0.00
104 University Program Board $0.00
105 ISOM Department $0.00
106 Graduate School $0.00
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Student Org Evening Leaderboard
NEW Challenge! The Student Org that has the most donors from 9-11pm will receive $1,500 for their organization!
Rank Prize Student Orgs Donors
1 $1,500 Spectrum 53
2 Ball State Student Media 50
3 Cardinal Kitchen 11
4 Dance Marathon 4
5 Student Voluntary Services 3
6 Black Student Association 2
7 Late Nite 1
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Noon Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department, Unit, or Team Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 377
2 Athletics 329
3 The Ball State Fund 161
4 Student Scholarships 109
5 College of Architecture & Planning 102
6 Indiana Academy 86
7 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 76
8 School of Music 66
9 Miller Business Honors Program 66
10 Journalism 64
11 Black Alumni Constituent Society 55
12 Communication Studies 54
13 Special Education 45
14 School of Kinesiology 43
15 Alumni Scholarships 41
16 Educational Leadership 39
17 Honors College 35
18 University Libraries 35
19 English 35
20 Accounting 33
21 School of Nursing 32
22 Student Emergency Aid Fund 32
23 Telecommunications 32
24 Burris Laboratory School 30
25 Cardinal Kitchen 29
26 Elementary Education 28
27 Take Flight 25
28 History 24
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life 23
30 David Owsley Museum of Art 22
31 Geography 21
32 Indiana Public Radio 19
33 Online Student Support Fund 19
34 Modern Languages & Classics 18
35 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 18
36 Ball State Student Media 17
37 Mathematical Sciences 17
38 Inclusive Excellence 17
39 Political Science 16
40 Psychological Science 15
41 Research 14
42 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 14
43 Educational Psychology 14
44 Educational Studies 14
45 Rinker Center for International Programs 14
46 Sports Link 13
47 Economics 13
48 Chemistry 13
49 Marketing Department 13
50 Philosophy and Religious Studies 13
51 Learning Center 13
52 Career Center 13
53 Speech Pathology & Audiology 12
54 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 12
55 Emens Auditorium 11
56 Alumni Programs 11
57 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 11
58 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 10
59 Housing & Residence Life 10
60 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 10
61 Biology 10
62 School of Art 10
63 Multicultural Center 10
64 Discovery Women's Group 9
65 Women's and Gender Studies 9
66 Criminal Justice and Criminology 8
67 University Police Department 8
68 Entrepreneurship Center 8
69 Computer Science 8
70 Applied Business Studies 8
71 Sociology 8
72 Counseling Center 8
73 Finance & Insurance 7
74 Guardian Scholars 7
75 Black Student Association 7
76 Disability Services 7
77 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 6
78 Spectrum 6
79 Graduate School 5
80 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
81 Community Engagement 5
82 Nutrition & Health Science 4
83 Office of Student Life 4
84 COVID Vaccine Clinic 4
85 Social Work 3
86 Parents Fund 3
87 Alumni Student Engagement 3
88 Anthropology 3
89 Student Voluntary Services 3
90 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 3
91 University Program Board 3
92 Late Nite 2
93 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 2
94 Ball State Army ROTC 2
95 Management 2
96 Physics & Astronomy 1
97 ISOM Department 1
98 Dance Marathon 1
99 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 0
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Most Donors Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 Athletics 888
3 Indiana Academy 261
4 School of Music 191
5 College of Architecture & Planning 187
6 Miller Business Honors Program 174
7 Student Scholarships 156
8 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 150
9 Journalism 137
10 Communication Studies 133
11 Alumni Scholarships 123
12 Burris Laboratory School 118
13 School of Kinesiology 116
14 Ball State Student Media 111
15 Black Alumni Constituent Society 102
16 Honors College 90
17 Spectrum 84
18 English 80
19 Special Education 74
20 Geography 72
21 Telecommunications 70
22 Accounting 68
23 Cardinal Kitchen 65
24 Fraternity and Sorority Life 63
25 Elementary Education 62
26 Student Emergency Aid Fund 62
27 History 56
28 Educational Leadership 55
29 Sports Link 54
30 School of Nursing 53
31 College of Communication, Information, and Media 53
32 University Libraries 53
33 Take Flight 47
34 Inclusive Excellence 46
35 David Owsley Museum of Art 44
36 Indiana Public Radio 44
37 Teachers College 44
38 Miller College of Business 43
39 Modern Languages & Classics 42
40 Educational Psychology 40
41 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 38
42 Rinker Center for International Programs 33
43 Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
44 Political Science 30
45 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 29
46 Chemistry 29
47 Research 29
48 Multicultural Center 29
49 Emens Auditorium 28
50 Mathematical Sciences 28
51 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 27
52 Online Student Support Fund 27
53 Learning Center 26
54 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 26
55 Nutrition & Health Science 25
56 Economics 24
57 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 24
58 Psychological Science 24
59 Housing & Residence Life 24
60 Educational Studies 24
61 Disability Services 23
62 Dance Marathon 23
63 School of Art 22
64 Black Student Association 22
65 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 21
66 College of Health 21
67 Entrepreneurship Center 21
68 Discovery Women's Group 19
69 Biology 19
70 Alumni Programs 19
71 Sociology 19
72 Speech Pathology & Audiology 17
73 Marketing Department 17
74 Applied Business Studies 17
75 Criminal Justice and Criminology 17
76 Computer Science 16
77 Career Center 16
78 Anthropology 16
79 Finance & Insurance 15
80 University Police Department 15
81 Women's and Gender Studies 15
82 Guardian Scholars 14
83 Alumni Student Engagement 14
84 Counseling Center 13
85 College of Fine Arts 12
86 Office of Student Life 11
87 Parents Fund 10
88 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 10
89 Schools Within the Context of Community 10
90 Community Engagement 10
91 Social Work 9
92 Graduate School 9
93 Management 9
94 Student Voluntary Services 9
95 Late Nite 8
96 Ball State Army ROTC 8
97 ISOM Department 8
98 College of Sciences & Humanities 7
99 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 7
100 Immersive Learning 7
101 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 7
102 COVID Vaccine Clinic 7
103 University Program Board 5
104 Physics & Astronomy 4
105 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 2
106 College of Fine Arts 0
107 Teachers College 0
108 College of Sciences and Humanities 0
109 College of Communication, Information, and Media 0
110 Miller College of Business 0
111 College of Health 0
112 Student Affairs 0
113 Alumni Association 0
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Student Org Challenge
Help student organizations get ready for the new academic year! The four student orgs with the most gifts from 1-4pm will receive $500 each.
Rank Prize Student Orgs Gifts
1 $500 Ball State Student Media 26
2 $500 Dance Marathon 9
3 $500 Cardinal Kitchen 6
4 $500 Spectrum 5
5 Black Student Association 4
6 Late Nite 1
7 Student Voluntary Services 1
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Top 5 Donor Challenge
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 $1,000 Athletics 888
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 261
4 $1,000 School of Music 191
5 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning 187
6 Miller Business Honors Program 174
7 Student Scholarships 156
8 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 150
9 Journalism 137
10 Communication Studies 133
11 Alumni Scholarships 123
12 Burris Laboratory School 118
13 School of Kinesiology 116
14 Ball State Student Media 111
15 Black Alumni Constituent Society 102
16 Honors College 90
17 Spectrum 84
18 English 80
19 Special Education 74
20 Geography 72
21 Telecommunications 70
22 Accounting 68
23 Cardinal Kitchen 65
24 Fraternity and Sorority Life 63
25 Elementary Education 62
26 Student Emergency Aid Fund 62
27 History 56
28 Educational Leadership 55
29 Sports Link 54
30 School of Nursing 53
31 University Libraries 53
32 Take Flight 47
33 Inclusive Excellence 46
34 David Owsley Museum of Art 44
35 Indiana Public Radio 44
36 Modern Languages & Classics 42
37 Educational Psychology 40
38 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 38
39 Rinker Center for International Programs 33
40 Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
41 Political Science 30
42 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 29
43 Chemistry 29
44 Research 29
45 Multicultural Center 29
46 Emens Auditorium 28
47 Mathematical Sciences 28
48 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 27
49 Online Student Support Fund 27
50 Learning Center 26
51 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 26
52 Nutrition & Health Science 25
53 Economics 24
54 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 24
55 Psychological Science 24
56 Housing & Residence Life 24
57 Educational Studies 24
58 Disability Services 23
59 Dance Marathon 23
60 School of Art 22
61 Black Student Association 22
62 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 21
63 Entrepreneurship Center 21
64 Discovery Women's Group 19
65 Biology 19
66 Alumni Programs 19
67 Sociology 19
68 Speech Pathology & Audiology 17
69 Marketing Department 17
70 Applied Business Studies 17
71 Criminal Justice and Criminology 17
72 Computer Science 16
73 Career Center 16
74 Anthropology 16
75 Finance & Insurance 15
76 University Police Department 15
77 Women's and Gender Studies 15
78 Guardian Scholars 14
79 Alumni Student Engagement 14
80 Counseling Center 13
81 Office of Student Life 11
82 Parents Fund 10
83 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 10
84 Schools Within the Context of Community 10
85 Community Engagement 10
86 Social Work 9
87 Graduate School 9
88 Management 9
89 Student Voluntary Services 9
90 Late Nite 8
91 Ball State Army ROTC 8
92 ISOM Department 8
93 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 7
94 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 7
95 COVID Vaccine Clinic 7
96 University Program Board 5
97 Physics & Astronomy 4
98 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 2
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Student Gifts Match
Vice President, Ro-Anne Engle will match gifts from students who give to Student Affairs funds up to $500!
$407 MATCHED
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Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever! The five areas with the most donors between 8pm-11pm will each receive $1,000 for their area!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 323
2 $1,000 Athletics 169
3 $1,000 Miller Business Honors Program 81
4 $1,000 Indiana Academy 62
5 $1,000 Spectrum 61
6 Ball State Student Media 53
7 School of Music 42
8 Alumni Scholarships 33
9 College of Architecture & Planning 30
10 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 28
11 Communication Studies 28
12 Special Education 25
13 Journalism 23
14 English 21
15 School of Kinesiology 18
16 Black Alumni Constituent Society 15
17 Sports Link 15
18 Burris Laboratory School 14
19 Honors College 14
20 Geography 14
21 Cardinal Kitchen 12
22 Fraternity and Sorority Life 11
23 Student Emergency Aid Fund 11
24 Student Scholarships 10
25 Elementary Education 10
26 Accounting 8
27 The Ball State Fund 8
28 Educational Psychology 8
29 Telecommunications 8
30 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 7
31 College of Communication, Information, and Media 7
32 David Owsley Museum of Art 7
33 Take Flight 7
34 Dance Marathon 7
35 History 6
36 Inclusive Excellence 6
37 Modern Languages & Classics 6
38 Educational Leadership 5
39 Disability Services 5
40 Multicultural Center 5
41 Sociology 5
42 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 4
43 Research 4
44 Teachers College 4
45 Alumni Student Engagement 4
46 School of Art 4
47 Philosophy and Religious Studies 4
48 Nutrition & Health Science 4
49 School of Nursing 4
50 Office of Student Life 4
51 Student Voluntary Services 4
52 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 3
53 Entrepreneurship Center 3
54 Marketing Department 3
55 Indiana Public Radio 3
56 College of Health 3
57 Political Science 3
58 Housing & Residence Life 3
59 Applied Business Studies 2
60 Discovery Women's Group 2
61 Guardian Scholars 2
62 Learning Center 2
63 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
64 Computer Science 2
65 Black Student Association 2
66 Biology 2
67 Applied Anthropology Laboratories 2
68 Miller College of Business 2
69 Chemistry 2
70 Finance & Insurance 2
71 Alumni Programs 2
72 University Police Department 2
73 Parents Fund 2
74 Community Engagement 2
75 Economics 2
76 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 1
77 Speech Pathology & Audiology 1
78 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
79 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
80 Emens Auditorium 1
81 Immersive Learning 1
82 Online Student Support Fund 1
83 Management 1
84 Ball State Army ROTC 1
85 Mathematical Sciences 1
86 Psychological Science 1
87 University Libraries 1
88 COVID Vaccine Clinic 1
89 Schools Within the Context of Community 1
90 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
91 Late Nite 1
92 Social Work 1
93 Women's and Gender Studies 1
94 Counseling Center 1
95 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 1
96 Anthropology 1
97 Physics & Astronomy 0
98 College of Sciences & Humanities 0
99 College of Fine Arts 0
100 Career Center 0
101 University Program Board 0
102 ISOM Department 0
103 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 0
104 Educational Studies 0
105 Graduate School 0
106 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 0
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