Below are resources to help you feel welcome and to help you keep your mental health in check at Ball State.
Graduate Student Commons
The Graduate Student Commons, located in West Quad 208, is a space for all graduate students to study, hold meetings, relax, and connect with the Pathways Project and Graduate Student Wellness Initiative (GSWI) graduate assistants. The Commons includes a meeting space, sitting area, presentation screen, work stations with computers, and resource table with information about campus services. The Commons is open during the spring semester: Monday 10-12:00pm and 3:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday 4-6:00 pm, Wednesday 10-1:00 pm and 2-5:00 pm, Thursday 10:00-3:00 pm. The Commons is closed during finals week each semester. If you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Needs Hub
The Basic Needs Hub is a virtual center for on and off-campus resources available to students experiencing basic needs insecurity. Explore all the resources available through the online hub on your own and in a way that best meets your needs. You can reach out to a supportive staff member who will honor your privacy while offering assistance. The hub includes resources information on food security, housing support, and financial and wellness resources. Visit the Basic Needs Hub.
Health Insurance Navigator
While Ball State is not able to provide health insurance to our graduate assistants at this time, our Human Resources department is making available a health insurance navigator to help graduate students find health insurance through the Affordable Care Act or other government and private programs. See how we can help you secure insurance.
The Health Center
The Health Center provides ambulatory care for currently enrolled sick or injured students, and includes a pharmacy and Women’s Center, as well as a physical therapy unit. To learn more about the types of services and how to take advantage of them, visit the Health Center website.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides critical mental health services for on-campus and online students, including resources devoted to individually paced self-help programs. See how the Counseling Center can help you.
The Cardinal Closet is ran by Student Action Team (SAT) and provides free semi-professional and professional attire for Ball State students as long as you have your BSU ID. The closet is ran by individual appointment or open hours. Learn more about the Cardinal Closet.
The Multicultural Center works to create an environment of inclusive excellence here at Ball State. They offer several programs, services, and resources to all of our students. Learn more about the Multicultural Center.
Open Door Health Services
Open Door Health Services is a local, low-cost health services provider for individuals living in and close to Muncie, Indiana. Services include medical, dental, behavioral health, family planning, and WIC. They also have insurance navigators to assist patients accessing the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn more about Open Door.
Recreation Services provides comprehensive recreation programming and facilities for all members of the Ball State community. Offerings include competitive intramural sports, drop-in-and-play use of recreation facilities, fitness and wellness activities, instructional programs, group exercise classes, and much more. See all the offerings from Recreation Services.