Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A James Lowe
Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities Planning & Managment
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Institution type:
Doctoral/Research

Institutional control:
Public

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

Ball State University's campus spans two main quadrangles. The original quadrangle, "Old Quad," anchors the south end of campus and includes most of the university's earliest academic buildings, Christy Woods, and the Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank. The focal points of the Old Quad are Beneficence and the Fine Arts Building, home to the David Owsley Museum of Art since 1935. The Fine Arts Terrace, overlooking the Old Quad, hosts the annual spring commencement ceremonies.

The newer quadrangle is located to the north and consists of a variety of modern buildings (1960–present), with such landmarks as Bracken Library, Emens Auditorium, and the Frog Baby Fountain, located on University Green. Shafer Tower is the focal point of the new quadrangle. Located in the median of McKinley Avenue, Shafer Tower is a 150-foot-tall (46 m) free-standing bell tower with a 48-bell carillon. McKinley Avenue, which runs north-south through campus, acts as a spine or axis of activity connecting the two main quadrangles.
A new east quad is in development south of Riverside Avenue and east of Martin Street. A new 168,000 GSF Health Professions Building opened in the fall of 2019. The Health Professions Building contains a clinic open to the public, audiology, counseling, social works, speech pathology.. A new 208,000 GSF Foundational Science Building is under construction and schedule to open in the fall 2021.

Most of Ball State University's athletic facilities and intramural fields are located on the northernmost portion of campus. These include First Merchants Ballpark Complex (Ball Diamond and Softball Field), Briner Sports Complex, Fisher Football Training Complex, and the 22,500-seat Scheumann Stadium, home to Ball State Cardinals football. The 11,500-seat John E. Worthen Arena anchors the central campus athletic facilities, including the Field Sports Building, the Health and Physical Activity Building, Lewellen Aquatic Center, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Other facilities include the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center, Lucina Tennis Courts and the Earl Yestingsmeier Golf Practice Facility. A new indoor football practice facility opened on April 9, 2021.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Museum Yes Yes
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :
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