Cardinals Care Pledge

We’re continuing our efforts to advance the health and safety of our Ball State community. Stay informed with the plans, resources, and updates regarding COVID-19 policies, testing, and vaccinations. You can also take the Cardinals Care Pledge to help us maintain a safe and compassionate campus culture.

Visit Cardinals Care for more information.


The Student Health Center offers most commercially available vaccines including Gardasil, Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Meningitis, MMR, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, and Typhoid Fever.

If you think you have the flu, or if you have flu-like symptoms—fever, cough, sneezing, chills, aches, and sometimes diarrhea or vomiting—stay home and avoid others as best you can. If your symptoms are severe or you are in a high-risk group, contact your own medical provider or the Student Health Center at 765-285-8431.

Prevention: Vigilant basic hygiene—frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, staying home when sick—is key to help reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the flu. Learn more ways to reduce the spread of the flu and hand-washing tips.

Safe and Drug-Free Campus

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) requires that the university adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees and students.  This document is being published to comply with the provisions of this act.

Ball State has and continues to provide programs, services, and activities designed to encourage you to develop and practice a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. The information provides summary information on laws, health risks, expectations and consequences, and resources that have been created to educate about and discourage abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs.