2019 Engaged Campus of the Year Ball State University

Ball State University is the Engaged Campus of the Year because of its commitment to educate generations of students for lives of civic and social engagement, and for its commitment to the communities where the students learn.

For 100 years, Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana, has had an unwavering belief in an education rooted in creativity, values, and intellectual curiosity. The Ball family believed in the transformative power of education for students, the community, and beyond. Ball State was founded on the beneficence and tenacity of the Ball Brothers who gave back to the community that gave them so much.

Those values—excellence, integrity, social responsibility, respect, and gratitude—guide their educational, scholarship, creative, and civic endeavors.

Ball State puts it this way, “The nexus of learning, civic engagement, and values continues to define Ball State’s unique approach to higher education. With beneficence – the act of doing good – as our guide, we encourage students to pursue learning and service experiences that align with their interests and passions, develop new competencies, and prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the world.”