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Division of Student Affairs records

Identifier: RG-10-00-00

Scope and Contents

This collection includes reports, administrative files, publications, and scrapbooks from the Ball State University Division of Student Affairs dating from 1940 to 1991. The collection includes materials documenting organizations run by Ball State students as well as materials from Ball State offices dedicated to overseeing student life, activities, and organizations.


  • 1940-2000

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Ball State University, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History

The Divison of Student Affairs' at the Ball State Teachers College began in order to reflect the increased enrollment and expanded student activites that occured during the 1940's. The first offices the Division of Student Affairs oversaw in its beginning in 1946 included Women's Activities, Registrar, Recorder, Placement, Publications, Residence Halls, and Men's Activities. As the student enrollment has diversified and changed, the division has expaned beyond the first offices to include multicultural student groups, Greek life, and student programs. Throughout the 1970's and 1980's, the Division of Student Affairs sought to meet the needs of the changing student body by offering religious counseling, residence hall activities, and disability services.

Today, the Divison of Student Affairs focuses on helping students embrace educational opportunities and provides student-centered programs and services. The goals of the Division of Student Affairs today include promoting cultural includsion, providing a safe campus, and offering counseling services through the Multicultural Center, Office of Victim Services, and the Counseling Center as well as many other offices.


23.6 Cubic Feet (29 boxes)


Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Administrative records

Series 2: Arts Festival records

Series 3: Office of Religious Programs

Series 4: Greek Life records

Series 5: Student Foundation records

Series 6: Student Programs records

Series 7: Student Publications

Series 8: Student Services

Series 9: Student Voluntary Services records

Processing Information

Collection re-processing completed 2015/11/19 by Alexis Robertson. EAD finding aid created YYYY/MM/DD by NAME. EAD finding aid revised YYYY/MM/DD by [FirstName LastName].

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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA