It is assumed that all students who come to Rose-Hulman have an earnest
desire to take advantage of the opportunities offered and will be
ready to cooperate with the faculty in eliminating practices which
interfere with or lessen the efﬁciency of the work of instruction
Membership in the student body carries with it a responsibility for
accepting and living within the rules, policies and regulations of
the Institute. All students will, therefore, be held accountable by
college authorities for their conduct on all occasions.
Students will not be permitted to continue in school if they fail to
observe the obligations they assumed upon matriculation.
The programs of study indicate the course requirements for the
various degrees in the order in which they must be taken. The grades
earned in the various courses are based on the quality of daily work
and the result of tests and examinations and are expressed in
letters according to the following scale:
|A = 4.0
||C + = 2.5
||D = 1.0
|B + = 3.5
||C = 2.0
||F = 0.0
|B = 3.0
||D + = 1.5
grade point averages are computed at the end of each term. Students
must progress at a level above the scale presented below to avoid
academic probation. A minimum cumulative grade point average of
2.000 is required for graduation. Another graduation requirement is
that students must have a grade point average of at least 2.000 in
Mid-term progress reports are available to students and to their
advisers through the Instituteís secure web site. Final reports are
available to students through the same web site.
Full-time undergraduate students and alumni are entitled to free
transcripts. Transcripts for non-alumni former students are
available at a cost of $5.00 per transcript. All transcript requests
must be made in writing and signed by the person whose transcript is
Students are expected to attend all class meetings of the courses for
which they are registered. A complete statement of faculty rules
regarding scholarship and attendance are located in the Student
Handbook and the Academic Rules and Procedures handbook.
HONORS AND ACADEMIC AWARDS
The awards described below are presented annually at the Spring Honors
and Awards Banquet with the exception of the Heminway Gold Medal,
the Herman Moench Commendation, and the John T. Royse Award, which
are presented at Commencement. The recipients of these awards are
chosen by vote of the faculty and professional staff. Transferable
credits earned in ofﬁcially sanctioned Junior Year Abroad Programs
will be counted toward the total number of graded hours at
Rose-Hulman for the purpose of academic awards.
A bronze medal, a copy of the Heminway Gold Medal, is awarded to
that student with the highest grade point average at the end of the
freshman year. The recipient must have earned at least 45 but no
more than 94 graded hours at Rose-Hulman.
A bronze medal and cash award, known as the Paul N. Bogart Prize, is
awarded to that student with the highest grade point average at the
end of the sophomore year. The recipient must have earned at least
95 but no more than 144 graded hours at Rose-Hulman.
A sterling silver medal, known as the Carl Wischmeyer Award, is
given to that student with the highest grade point average at the
end of the junior year. The recipient must have earned at least 145
but no more than 194 graded hours at Rose-Hulman.
In case of tie in grade point average for any of the above medals,
the student with the highest number of graded hours at Rose-Hulman
will be awarded the medal and other students will be recognized as
Heminway, Bogart, or Wischmeyer Scholars, respectively.
A gold medal, established by the late Mrs. Sarah A. Heminway, is
awarded to that graduating senior with the highest grade point
average after four years of study.
The John T. Royse Award, consisting of a bronze medal and cash
honorarium, is presented to that senior who, on the basis of
academic achievement, student leadership, participation in
extracurricular activities, and citizenship is considered to be the
most outstanding graduate.
The Herman Moench Commendation is signiﬁed by a mechanical clock and
may be given to a senior in the upper half of the graduating class
who has demonstrated exemplary character including honesty,
self-discipline, compassion and moral conviction, for all of which
the student must be respected by the studentís peers. The recipient
must be dedicated to serving the Rose-Hulman community in a manner
which exerts a commendable inﬂuence on members of that community.
A student who is enrolled for at least 45 graded hours in a given
academic year and who completes that year with a grade point average
of at least 3.300 shall be awarded Class Honors for that year.
A student who has completed all the requirements for the Bachelorís
degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.900 or higher
shall be awarded the degree
summa cum laude;
a graduating student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.600
or higher shall be awarded the degree
magna cum laude;
a graduating senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.300
or higher shall be awarded the degree
DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES
Upon recommendation of the faculty and the approval of the Board of
Managers the Institute will confer the degree of Bachelor of Science
or Master of Science upon each candidate who has met the
requirements for that degree. The diploma will indicate the course
of study in which the degree has been conferred. Each recipient of a
degree is expected to attend and participate in Commencement