Office of Student Life


The Office of Student Life (OSL) creates an extraordinary, transformative experience that promotes the leadership, personal and social success of Ball State students. Through the coordination of Excellence in Leadership, developing community service opportunities and supporting over 400 student organizations we engage our students to enhance a variety of career-oriented and leadership-based skills and competencies that benefit them as they look to step into new leadership positions, apply to internships and jobs, and much more! 



Supporting our students comes in many forms. We often look to expand the programs and services offered to students. And other times our students need a little extra help to earn their degree through scholarships. You can be the difference in someone's life. 


Why we need your support:

Your gifts enrich the student experience by improving the resources we offer. OSL dedicated to helping students succeed through high-impact practices and innovative co-curricular activities. 


How you can help: 

Contributing to a foundation fund is one way to help the Office of Student Life. 


Greatest Needs – Student Life Programs Unrestricted Fund:

Giving to our greatest needs enhances the student experience by supporting training and development series including Student Engagement And Leadership Series for Student Organization Leaders and Advisor Resource Training for faculty/staff advisors to student organizations.  Your gift helps us plan programs, including leadership conferences, presidents' retreats, CliftonStrengths workshops, staff development, and serve our greatest needs as they arise based on the University's mission and strategic plan. 

Dr. Kay Bales Excellence In Leadership Fund:

This fund supports essential components of the nationally recognized leadership development program that has been offered to all students at Ball State for over 20 years. Annually thought and business leaders from around the country visit campus as part of the EIL Speaker Series and this fund supports our ability to sponsor these campus guests on campus and to ensure students have the opportunity to spend time with these leaders not only at the large events but also in small groups in partnership with academic partners and other campus stakeholders.


Leadership and Service Fund:

This fund supports the Leadership Studies Academic Minor along with travel assistance for alterative break trips during the fall and spring break periods. 



Undergraduate Student Leadership Scholarship: 

This scholarship rewards students who show skills in motivating others in and out of the classroom. Students who have served in student leadership roles in student organizations, fraternities, sororities, mentorship programs, sports clubs, intramural teams, and a number of co-curricular programs are eligible to apply. Students who have received this scholarship have demonstrated their ability to lead a team of peers and accomplish and/or contribute to short/long term goals of an organization or program that contributes to the student experience on Ball State University's campus. 


See what people are sharing about One Ball State Day 2021!
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!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
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
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
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
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 College of Fine Arts 1,292
2 Theatre & Dance 1,023
3 Athletics 888
4 Teachers College 726
5 College of Communication, Information, and Media 708
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
Student Gifts Match
Vice President, Ro-Anne Engle will match gifts from students who give to Student Affairs funds up to $500!
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
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