In 2020, Ball State University gained recognition from College Magazine with the #6 ranking in their article, “Top Ten Universities for Students with Disabilities.” Additionally, Ball State was listed as one of the top 10 “wheelchair friendly” campuses by New Mobility Magazine’s “Wheels on Campus” edition. Details about both recent rankings can be found on the Disability Services’ website: www.bsu.edu/disabilityservices
The role of Disability Services (DS) is to coordinate services and accommodations for students with disabilities. DS is currently assisting an ever-growing record number of students, with approximately 1,300 students registered this year. We want to continue our long-standing tradition of accessibility and remain a university that is committed to accommodating students with all kinds of disabilities.
Donations to our fund on One Ball State Day will go to support our Faculty Mentorship Program, which matches brand new first-time fall semester freshmen with faculty mentors in their chosen major/field. These faculty mentors are trained to work with students with a variety of disabilities and meet with their students as often as mutually agreed upon. Students who participate in this program are retained at a higher rate that the students with disabilities in their cohort who choose not to participate. The DS office continually strives to help students with disabilities stay at BSU and graduate at the same rate as their peers without disabilities. Your support on One Ball State Day allows us to do just that.