Hello Shaun0203, I am currently a sophomore mt at ball state (or at least I will be come Fall)
There is no doubt that our schedules are busy and demanding, but that does not mean that there is no time for outside activities. Actually, one of the things I love most about Ball State, is that it is such a large university. This leaves plenty of opportunities to have a life away from musical theatre. There is a wonderful musical theatre family that loves and supports one another, but we all understand that we sometimes need time away. Sporting events and other such things are regular activities for mt's here. A couple of us are even a part of Greek life, and though it can be tough to balance these two huge time commitments, it is possible. The faculty supports these outside activities. It is an important part of college life, and they understand and encourage that. The mt's here all experience lives and activities outside of musical theatre.
Hope this helps.