On Campus Resources

Financial and Food Resources

Cardinal Kitchen

Cardinal Kitchen is Ball State University’s on-campus food pantry that offers nutritional items and hygiene products for students at no cost. The pantry is located in the Student Center and is available for use to all undergraduate and graduate students. We host weekly openings the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday over every month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Health Promotion and Advocacy

Health Promotion and Advocacy (HPA) provides inclusive health & well-being education, prevention, and survivor-centered support. HPA contributes to student academic success through the promotion of healthier behaviors. HPA strives to create a safer community by providing survivor-centered support, resources, and services to respond to the impact of gender-based violence.

Center for Survivor Support

The Center for Survivor Support exists to give Ball State Students inclusive, survivor centered support, through confidential advocacy. We respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and strive to create a community free from violence through education

Counseling Center

If you experience a mental health emergency, contact 911, your local police, or local hospital emergency room for support.

The number one concern of the Ball State Counseling Center is the health and mental health of the Ball State community. With the mask mandate on campus, we will continue with telehealth as our primary modality for any therapy interventions. While we realize that many students would prefer to meet with a therapist in person, it is very difficult for us to do therapy with people who are wearing a mask because we can’t read their facial expressions. In-person therapy will still be available and may be offered in specific situations.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center located in the Amelia T. Wood building provides ambulatory health care for currently enrolled sick and injured students. The Health Center is comprised of a Main clinic and pharmacy on the first floor, a Women’s Center and Health Education on the second floor, and a physical therapy unit on the lower level. The Ball State Employee QuickClinic, located on the lower level, provides health services to university employees for acute illnesses.

Disability Services

Along with accommodations tailored to a student's needs, the Office of Disability Services provides additional resources to help students get involved on campus and succeed academically. If you’re a faculty member, review our information about how to best assist any students who have disabilities.

University Police

University Police, a division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, serves the University and Muncie communities by helping provide a safe living and learning environment.

Members of our department promote social justice and responsibility through education, interaction with members of the community, and, when necessary, enforcement of the law.

Charlie's Charter

Charlie's Charter provides free transportation on University-owned or controlled property.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct provides the following services for the University community:

  • administers the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • responds to allegations of misconduct
  • provides support to the Associate Provost in grade appeals and academic misconduct procedures
  • helps students understand and navigate other university policies and procedures
  • oversees compliance with the Clery Act publishing annual security and fire safety reports for students, employees, and the general public.

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX of the Education Amendments establishes that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The Ball State University Title IX Coordinator oversees institutional compliance with applicable university policies.

Legal Services

Student Legal Services (SLS) can help you with

  • criminal law
  • all areas of civil law, including landlord/tenant, contracts, consumer, employment, tort, debtor/creditor, probate, real estate, traffic tickets, and family matters
  • provide you with legal reference materials and fill-in-the blank forms for leases, subleases, housing inspection forms, and roommates' agreements.  We also prepare some contracts and other legal documents.

Tech Center

The Tech Center, located in Bracken Library, room 101, is the hub for many IT technical support services, including the Concierge Desk, the Technology HelpDesk, TechTime, and the Technology Store, as well as IT administrative offices.

Office of Information Security Services

The Office of Information Security Services is responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all information assets at Ball State University.

Our office is responsible for managing University technology policies and procedures, including what to do in the event of a security breach or how to dispose of confidential information. We also provide you with the information you need to protect your personal or work computer.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

Additional Resources

Health and Wellness

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line

Ball State University has a 24/7 Crisis Line for students who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm or other mental health concerns. The Crisis Line is staffed by trained professionals who are available to provide immediate support and assistance to any Ball State student who needs it. Students can reach the Crisis Line at 765-285-HOPE (4673). If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please do not hesitate to reach out. Remember, there is always hope, and our Crisis Line is here to help you find it.


CampusWell is a digital platform with evidence-based content and a library of student support resources.

It is both a website and a customizable app that can be downloaded from the Apple store on Google Play. It began as a publisher for college health centers and has evolved into a versatile health and wellness program for colleges and universities seeking to provide students with high-quality, trustworthy, and easily accessible content.

Ball State University introduced CampusWell as an information, learning, and resource hub for wellness.

Welltrack Boost

Welltrack Boost is a self-guided, clinically supported, CBT-based, set of tools that help individuals assess, understand, and work on their own behavioral health and wellness. The web application or mobile app can be used on their own device and schedule.


Togetherall is a safe and anonymous online community where you can share what’s on your mind. Protecting members’ anonymity is very important to Togetherall. Students don’t use their real names, so it allows you to share how you’re feeling more openly. The service is free to all Ball State students and allows you to get support, take control and feel better- all in a way that is most comfortable to you. Moderated by trained professionals to keep you safe, add your voice to the Togetherall community today!

Healthy Lifestyle Center

The Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being has been instrumental in the development of a community-based Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) for Delaware County. Partners in this endeavor are departments within the College of Health at Ball State University, which include Social Psychology, School of Kinesiology, Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Department of Social Work, and Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The HLC is working in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine-Muncie, IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Meridian Health Services.

Off-Campus Living Resources

Living in safe, stable, and affordable housing is important to your success as a Ball State student and your overall health and well-being.  Choosing the right place to live can be overwhelming. Our guide has been developed to help you understand your housing options and aid in your transition to living off campus.

What is Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move toward self-sufficiency. The average one-person household has a maximum SNAP allotment of $194 in Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT).

Find out if you're eligible

Other Food Resources