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Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our sincere thanks to those who gave to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology on One Ball State Day 2023! Our goal this year is to double our number of donations and total amount given (we had 32 gifts last year at $1,750 total; this is almost double our amount of gifts received last year!!). Current students should not feel obligated to give. These funding goals are to help our department serve you!

One Ball State Day is a day for us to unite as alumni, friends, and supporters to show the world that we Cardinals fly together. Follow our social media to stay tuned on updates throughout the giving day.

Follow our progress! We've got some awesome events planned for OBSD that you don't want to miss!


This year our specific goals are: 

  1. Continuing to build the Dr. Michael P. Brown Student Need Fund (e.g. textbooks, tuition, and GRE/LSAT application fees) 
  2. Building a new student travel fund for CJC majors to present research at academic conferences
  3. Funding student educational events, like prison tours and guest speakers
  4. Offsetting the membership fees for students applying for Alpha Phi Sigma, our chapter of the national Criminal Justice honor society

In Dr. Brown’s honor, the Dr. Michael P. Brown Student Needs Fund continues to assist students in their educational pursuits, particularly when they need assistance for textbooks, tuition, and grad school/law school application fees. 

We have also established some new goals for 2024! Specifically, we hope to establish a student travel fund to assist CJC majors in traveling to our national and regional academic conferences to present their research. Many of our students engage with our faculty to conduct research and we would love to assist students in traveling to showcase their research. 

Additionally, we hope to use funds to invite guest speakers and hold additional educational events to take learning beyond the classroom. Lastly, many of our hard-working students qualify for membership to Alpha Phi Sigma, the only national Criminal Justice honor society, but membership fees can present a barrier. We hope to use donations to assist in off-setting the cost of students to reduce the financial burden of engaging with this excellent career-building organization.





Pop it, Snap it, Share it! Benny Cutout Social Media Challenge
Faculty, staff, and student social media challenge! Share a photo of your Benny Cutout to show a window into your Ball State world. Be sure to stamp your post with #OneBallState. Two random participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $3,000 Theatre & Dance 125
2 $2,000 Indiana Academy 79
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 66
4 Football 65
5 Student Scholarships 61
Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Academic Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 679
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 398
3 $1,000 School of Kinesiology 187
4 School of Music 149
5 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 122
College Gift Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2023 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.
Rank Prize College % +/- Goal
1 $3,000 Honors College +80.72% 150
goal: 83
2 $2,000 Miller College of Business +69.78% 472
goal: 278
3 $1,000 College of Health +32.86% 469
goal: 353
4 Teachers College +30.59% 397
goal: 304
5 College of Sciences and Humanities -8.30% 619
goal: 675
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 456
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 325
3 $1,000 Football 273
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 199
5 $1,000 Soccer 163
Provost Marri College Leaderboard Challenge
The three colleges with the most donors will unlock an additional $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place from Provost Anand Marri.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $250 College of Fine Arts 641
2 $150 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 $100 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $2,500 from the Alumni Council to Ball States greatest needs.
One Ball State Day Video Social Media Challenge
Share any of the One Ball State Day videos on Facebook, X (Twitter), or Instagram Stories using #OneBallState for a chance to earn extra challenge dollars. Two participants will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
EPM Employee Giving Challenge
VP for Enrollment Planning and Management Paula Luff, will match dollars raised from EPM employees, up to $500, to the Jack Beyerl Student Emergency Aid Fund.
Foundation Employee Giving Challenge
100% participation of Foundation employees unlocks $500 from Foundation and BSUAA President Jean Crosby.
First Student, Employee, Parent, and Alumni Challenge
First Alumni: Bill Jenkins, Theatre & Dance First Employee: Debra Roberts, Teachers College First Parent: Scott Fuller, Gymnastics First Student: Jayden Gillam, Christian Student Foundation
Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $9,882.80
2 $1,000 Football $8,032.54
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $6,463.36
4 $1,000 Men's Golf $4,685.00
5 $1,000 Men's Tennis $4,360.00
Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Indiana Academy $8,142.54
2 $1,000 Cardinal Excellence Fund $7,140.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,951.80
4 $1,000 Honors College $6,129.18
5 $1,000 Department of Architecture $6,025.00
College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 641
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Mentor Social Media Challenge
It’s all about who you know, and who you help! Share a story about an impactful Ball State mentor or mentee experience to X (Twitter). One participant will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Stamp your post with #OneBallState and tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
1,918th Donor
The 1,918th donor will win an additional $500 to designate to the area they gave to.
LinkedIn Social Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 3rd for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
Top 100 Student Challenges
The top two students from the Top 100 Student Awards designate $1,000 to the fund of their choice.
CSH Department Leaderboard
Dean McCarthy will donate $500 to the CSH Department with the largest percent increase in the number of donations from last year.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $500 Physics & Astronomy +140.00% 24
goal: 10
2 Charles W. Brown Planetarium +50.00% 30
goal: 20
3 Political Science +36.67% 41
goal: 30
4 Sociology +29.41% 22
goal: 17
5 Chemistry +28.95% 49
goal: 38
Share on social with #OneBallState
Rank State Gifts
1 IN 20
2 OK 1
2 IL 1
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