2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Services

Career Center

The Career Center offers opportunities for each Ball State University student and graduate to engage in:

  • One on one career coaching with a career coach assigned to students in each academic area.

  • Developing a clear career objective, obtaining relevant experience, and learning the skills necessary to conduct a successful professional job search.

  • Connecting with employers through on-campus career fairs and interviews with recruiters from business, industry, government, and educational organizations seeking interns and graduates at all degree levels.

  • Skills training through programs such as practice interviews, KEY Careers, Inter-Ready, and Career-Ready.

  • On-campus part-time student employment.

  • Up-to-date materials on careers, salaries, the job-search process, and graduate and professional school preparation; career brochures and publications on self-assessment, career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, job success, social media presence, and other items.

  • The Career Center also provides support to internship programs across campus.

For more information, call the Career Center at 765-285-1522, visit the office’s Web site at www.bsu.edu/careers, or come to Lucina Hall 220.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides a broad range of counseling programs and services that are designed to help students reach their educational and personal goals. They include workshops, group counseling, individual counseling, testing, urgent consultation, psychiatric consultation, and outreach programs. Services are free and confidential and are provided by therapists who have special backgrounds and experience with young adults. Appointments can be made in person or by calling the receptionist in Lucina Hall, room 320, 765-285-1736.

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services coordinates university efforts to provide access and opportunity to students with disabilities, including students who have disabilities that are non-apparent. Students wanting to learn more about services or accommodations available to those with a documented disability should contact the Disability Services office. Advance notice in planning services is strongly encouraged. Please visit Student Center 116, call 765-285-5293, TTY users 765-285-2206, or refer to our Web site www.bsu.edu/disabilityservices or e-mail: dsd@bsu.edu.

Health Center

The Health Center is funded by a separate fee required each semester of all students who wish to receive services. The fee covers office visits to the main Health Center clinic, the Women’s Center, and Physical Therapy. Each of these areas at the Health Center operates on appointment-based scheduling. Laboratory testing, x-ray services, and prescriptions, if required, are not covered. Services are provided by a dedicated and experienced professional staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who specialize in primary care. The Health Center is also responsible for reporting compliance with vaccine requirements to the State of Indiana. All on-campus students must submit proof of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines and a Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine within 10 years of admission.  Beginning Fall 2018, on-campus students are also required to submit proof of 2 Meningococcal quadrivalent (ACWY) vaccines and 2 Meningococcal B vaccines.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center supports and advances the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our programs and services address the co-curricular needs of all students by promoting multicultural understanding, sustaining an inclusive environment for a diverse student population, and celebrating the historical contributions of diverse groups. We also serve as a resource for students of color and LGBTQ students. For more information please visit our Web site at www.bsu.edu/multiculturalcenter or call 765-285-1344.

Unified Technology Support

Unified Technology Support (UTS) has brought together technology support professionals from across campus with the goal of providing you with outstanding technology support. The UTS Tech Center is centrally located on campus in the Bracken Library (BL 101). The Tech Center provides technology support to faculty, staff, and students in a comfortable, collaborative, and inviting space. 

When visiting the Tech Center, your first stop is the Concierge Desk. Our courteous staff of student employees will help determine which support area in the Center will meet your immediate needs. As an enrolled student, you will have access to the computer labs and testing facilities throughout campus; the Technology Store, for purchasing tech accessories and equipment or computers and software at a discount; the Technology HelpDesk, to answer technology-related questions; and TechTime, a hardware and software support service that will help resolve problems with your computer equipment, software installations, memory, or hard drives. TechTime also offers Personalized Application Support, a service designed to help currently enrolled students who need software assistance with a Ball State project.

UTS is service-driven. We’re here to help you use technology to your advantage and enhance your educational experience! For more information, visit our Web site:www.bsu.edu/uts.

University Libraries

Ball State University Libraries serves users by providing access to and assistance with resources to meet student information needs related to the teaching curriculum, research mission, service programs and general interest. The Libraries also provide a range of physical spaces to support individual and collaborative learning.

The University Libraries, comprised of the Alexander M. Bracken Library and the Architecture and Science-Health Science branch libraries, offer convenient access to more than 1.5 million books, periodicals, digital resources, DVDs, CDs, microforms, software, government publications, maps, manuscripts, music scores, archival records, and electronic databases.

The University Libraries’ home page  provides access to an array of research resources and services including full-text databases, course reserves, online tutorials, interlibrary loan, digital resources, library information and much more. OneSearch, available from the homepage, is a powerful tool and the primary entry-point for discovering resources in the Libraries’ collections – online, media and print. 

Friendly assistance in using these resources, as well as help with beginning or advanced research, is available at the Reference Desk, Bracken Library, First Floor West, 765-285-1101, or via email, live chat, and/or text msg. Extended individual help, featuring one-on-one reference appointments with research librarians, is a great way to get started on a research project. Research guides for over 200 popular subjects and short tutorials are available to further assist students in the research process. 

Digital equipment, including laptops, data projectors, camcorders and video cameras, webcams, power cords, adapters, and more are available for use from Educational Technology Resources and Collections.  Bracken Library features multimedia workstations for video editing, GIS, and other intensive computing applications.

Bracken Library is open a generous 123 hours weekly during academic semesters, with hours to meet the needs of both early birds and night owls. The library’s arrangement of service, collection, and study areas facilitates access to information sources. Library personnel are available at each service point to assist library users.  Group study rooms are available for collaborative use throughout Bracken Library and may be reserved online.

Wireless connectivity is available throughout the libraries. Scanners, a large-format printer, laminating, and standard-format color and B&W printers and photocopiers are available. Bracken Library hosts the Bookmark Café, featuring hot and cold beverages and light snacks.

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WorkLife Programs

Working Well Programs offers employees and students a variety of family services to help them balance their responsibilities to both the university and to their families. Information on relocation, movers, utilities and other community services, local school systems, and employment opportunities for partners, and things to do (in Muncie) is available online 24/7 under Relocation at bsu.edu/hrs.