Becoming a committee member is a way to get a little more involved with BSUDM. Most committees meet once a week leading up to the marathon and they have a wide range of responsibilities. With 14 different committees to choose from, there is a place for you no matter what you are interested in! For more information about joining a committee for next school year, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This committee coordinates all canning events for dancers, committee members, and the Executive Council. It organizes and executes Road Rules for the Fall and Spring semesters, oversee Sub-Co leaders or canning leaders within the Dancer Fundraising committee, promotes and encourages dancer fundraising through different social and media avenues, and works closely with the Special Events director for the fundraising events. For more information, email email@example.com.
This committee is in charge of finding and inviting Riley families to the Marathon and keeping in touch with them throughout the year. Family Relations committee members are assigned to a specific family as a pen pal throughout as well. At the marathon, RR is in charge of the Family Room, a place where our Riley families can go to take a break from the energy of the Marathon. Also, RR is in charge of the Inspiration Tent at the marathon, this tent serves as inspiration for the dancers to keep them motivated throughout the Marathon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Relations maintains and fosters BSUDM's relationship with Ball State University, the Muncie community, and BSU/Dance Marathon Alumni. Through community partnered events, newsletters, departmental visits, and numerous other methods, Community Relations connects BSUDM with the larger BSU, Alumni, Muncie, and Delaware County communities. If you have any questions about Community Relations or would like to connect with BSUDM, contact email@example.com.
The Marathon Relations committee is committed to working in partnership with 16 high schools across Indiana to provide resources and support to their High School 'Mini' Marathons. Like BSUDM, high schools raise money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children, learn a mini line dance, meet Riley families and participate in various other activities. The Marathon Relations committee provides support and resources to these high schools. The committee also communicates with other collegiate Dance Marathons supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The morale committee members need to be fearless and outgoing. These tie-dye wearing members of BSUDM need to be energetic throughout the year, especially at the Marathon! This committee develops much of the internal structure of the Marathon including games, Color Wars, and teaching the morale dance! Contact the morale directors at email@example.com.
Corporate Relations works toward raising funds for BSUDM through sponsorship and donations, as well as building lasting relationships with local and corporate businesses in the surrounding area and nationwide. Much of the work on this committee involves phone calls, writing emails and personally going to businesses to help reach our financial goal For The Kids! For more information contact Corporate Relations directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The merchandise committee is responsible for ordering, organizing, selling, and designing the merchandise for all things BSUDM. We keep an inventory of all of the items we sell. We work the merchandise tables at all of the special events and the day of the marathon. We are also responsible for running the BSUDM online store. For questions or more information email email@example.com
Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications is Dance Marathon digitally. We educate the student body about Dance Marathon and promote through indesign, photoshop, and video. We also run all social media platforms and maintain relations with local news and media outlets. For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment focuses on the recruitment, retention and education of Dance Marathon. Recruitment focuses on both the Greek community at Ball State, which includes PHC, IFC and NPHC along with service fraternities and other fraternities within colleges as well as reaching out to independent students and organizations and educating them about BSUDM. The committee is in charge of reaching out to each organization individually to educate them about Dance Marathon, Children's Miracle Network and Riley Hospital for Children. We share our stories and inspire every member to want to join in the movement. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Productions is the backbone of Ball State University Dance Marathon. This committee creates the “DM Experience” for returning and new members through entertainment and logistics at the marathon as well as events throughout the year. Productions will work with all other committees to ensure the success of every BSUDM event through implementing new ideas which market to our demographic. Productions’ collaboration with other committees will include providing entertainment, setup, and ensuring overall fluidity of events. Additional responsibilities include creating the matrix for the day of the marathon, creating floor plans, making all reservations and working with outside vendors that provide equipment for the marathon. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stewardship committee focuses on developing lasting relations with our dancers and donors. Committee members develop and execute incentive promotions for our dancers as well as work with team captains to educate team members about our marathon and cause. In addition, we organize a week in the fall dedicated to thanking our registered dancers. In regards to donors, committee members work with other directors on effective methods to steward our BSUDM sponsors. Please contact email@example.com with questions or for more information!
Special Events is the accompanying arm to the Fundraising committee. With all of the good intentions, goals, and aspirations that BSUDM brings to the table, none of it is possible without true action, and it is that sense of doing that Special Events brings to the table. We conceive, plan, and execute all of the ancillary events leading up to the marathon. These events provide both monetary support along with providing a connection between the public and our cause. "We are doers, through and through." For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This committee is in charge of overseeing all the financial aspects associated with the marathon. Committee tasks include keeping track of all received donations, maintaining donor drive database, and calculating the final total. If you have any questions regarding donations you have received, contact the Finance committee at email@example.com.
Hospitality is the committee that provides food and drinks at every event. We also are in charge of setting up dine to donate events with different companies. As a member of Hospitality you will help contact companies for donations, set up day of food tables at events, and talk to business managers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have!