Our Commitment to Sustainability

Ball State’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in our mission statement. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Recent Awards and Recognition


Received marks of distinction in 2019 from Second Nature

Silver STARS Rating in 2020 from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education



Health Professions Building

The building has earned a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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David Letterman Communication and Media Building

Ball State celebrates a milestone for the campus and for Indiana with a second “green” certification for the David Letterman Communication and Media Building.

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John Gruver

Associate Professor Josh Gruver’s research led to him helping start a food hub that gives producers more stability and consumers more reliable access to fresh, local produce.

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Our annual report on sustainability details organization, report parameters and governance used to describe the University’s environmental, economic and social performance.