The Student Government Association, through the elected Senate and officers of the student body, exercises general control over student clubs, organizations, and the funds which support these activities on the campus. There are a number of organizations on campus which provide an opportunity for students to participate in the type of extra-curricular activity in which they have an interest. Many of these organizations come under the fiscal control of the student government. Convocations, special events, and entertainment are planned and provided by the Student Activities Board, an arm of student government.
Other governing bodies on campus are the Residence Hall Association which has representation from resident students, the Interfraternity Council which serves the eight men’s social fraternities on campus, and the Panhellenic Council which serves the three women’s fraternities.
Eight professional societies have student chapters at Rose-Hulman, including Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional society in chemistry, the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Military Engineers, Association for Computer Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Eleven national social fraternities are represented at Rose-Hulman and provide an integral part of the social life of the college. Six fraternities have houses on campus and the other chapters have substantial houses in residential districts of Terre Haute. In order of establishment at Rose-Hulman, these fraternities are Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Nu, Theta Xi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Triangle, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi.
Rose-Hulman offers many ways for student to be involved on campus and in the community. One of the best ways to get involved and to gain leadership skills is by joining one of our many student clubs and organizations. Rose-Hulman had nearly 100 student organizations to choose from so it is likely that you will find one that interests you. The organizations and clubs offered include governance groups, professional and technical societies, performing arts groups, recreational and sports clubs, Greek letter organizations, the student newspaper, the radio station, and a number of special interest groups. Approximately 85% of our students participate in one or more club or organization. If Rose-Hulman does not offer what you are looking for, you can even create your own club. To begin this process contact the the Student Activities Office.
For a complete listing of Rose-Hulman Student organizations please click here
Rose-Hulman provides an extensive program of intercollegiate athletics, fielding varsity men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, rifle, soccer, tennis, track and field, and swimming. Women’s varsity competition is offered in basketball, volleyball, track and field, golf, cross country, tennis, swimming, rifle, soccer, and softball. The “Fightin’ Engineers” are affiliated with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, which includes Anderson, Bluffton, Defiance, Earlham, Franklin, Hanover, Manchester, Transylvania, and Mt. Saint Joseph. Rose-Hulman competes in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Intramurals and Recreation
A well-balanced and progressive program of intramural sports includes school-wide competition for men’s and women’s co-ed teams in flag football, basketball, bowling, volleyball, softball, track, cross country, soccer, racquetball, ultimate frisbee and other single day events. The Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center also provides ample opportunity for free play, weight training, racquetball, aerobics, swimming, cardiovascular conditioning, and development of the lifetime sports.