Ball State Breaks Ground On New Multicultural Center

Artist Rendering of the new Multicultural Center. Illustration providedArtist Rendering of the new Multicultural Center. Illustration provided

By: Marc Ransford—

Muncie, IN—Ball State University broke ground Saturday on a new Multicultural Center at the core of campus designed meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Construction on the new Multicultural Center, which will be developed east of Bracken Library and adjacent to the planned East Mall and Grand Lawn, will begin in a few weeks and be occupied in 2020.

The new, 10,500-square-foot facility will provide services closer to where students live and study, and it will feature amenities designed to assist and support all students and to promote diversity and inclusion.

The center is currently housed in a former residential structure southeast of the Student Center. The 4,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1934 and became the Special Programs House in the early 1970s to serve African-American students. The center serves as a resource for the recruitment, retention and enrichment of a culturally diverse student population.

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