The Office of Inclusive Excellence promotes teacher scholarship and supports creative inquiry, research, and teaching with various institutional resources. 

Ball State University aspires to be a university that attracts and retains a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We are committed to ensuring that all members of the campus community are welcome through our practice of valuing the various experiences and world views of those we serve. We promote a culture of respect and civil discourse as evident in our Beneficence Pledge. For Bias Incident Response information visit the Bias Incident Reporting page or e-mail the Multicultural Center

Diversity Associates Program

Partner with faculty mentors to develop and implement projects that focus on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, or religious viewpoints. Receive a $400 stipend if selected. Learn more.

Diversity Statement for Syllabi (PDF)

Find language for bias incident reporting procedures and related links. Learn more (PDF).

Inclusive Researchers

Connect with faculty and staff whose research helps others integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their own missions and operations. Learn more.

Inclusive Hiring

Find resources to assist with inclusive hiring and search. Learn more.

Inclusive Training, Development, and Curriculum

Receive assistance in creative more inclusive and excellent classroom instruction through Inclusive Pedagogy Seminars. The series of seminars is open to all Ball State faculty. Learn more.


Faculty and staff who have, or have had, a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity may self-identify through our confidential, online process. Learn more.

Inclusive Excellence Champions

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is proud to announce the launch of the Inclusive Excellence Champions program. Learn more.