Health Services is primarily interested in the prevention of disease and the treatment of minor injuries and acute illnesses. The Institute maintains limited health care services, with a nurse, a health office assistant, and a physician who keep limited office hours on campus five days a week. A medical form sent to all entering students requests a thorough physical examination, history of immunizations and other background information. These records are kept on file in the Health Services office and are mandatory conditions of enrollment.
The Institute cannot assume responsibility for the regular treatment of a student’s chronic condition present when the student enters the Institute; however, the Health Service will supervise the treatment and general health while the student is under the care of the family physician. Ordinarily, common medicines and drugs are furnished free. Certain services, such as X-ray examinations, special drugs and laboratory tests are not available. These can be obtained off campus via orders from the Health Service.
Rose-Hulman requires all students to show evidence of up-to-date immunizations, including a current TB skin test prior to enrollment. Failure to provide this information will prevent enrollment of next quarter’s classes. Rose-Hulman also requires all students to either show evidence of health insurance coverage or to purchase such insurance through the Institute.
The RHIT Student Counseling Office staff includes 1 full time Director of
Counseling and 1 Doctoral Fellow through the Department of Counseling at Indiana
The Student Counseling Office provides assessment, referral, and brief interventions for Rose-Hulman students. Their purpose is to enhance a student's ability to fully benefit from academic and social life at Rose-Hulman. This is achieved by assisting students in the development of personal awareness, building life skills and overcoming personal issues.
The counselors at the Student Counseling Office use brief, goal-focused counseling methods to assist students. Students can talk with a counselor about the issues they are facing, explore related thought and feelings, identify personal strengths, and learn new skills. Some students may only meet once or twice, others for a longer period. All sessions are confidential and at NO cost to the student. If further assessment or medications are needed, a referral to a medical professional can be made.
The Director of Disability Services is located in the Student Affairs Office in Hulman Union. Rose-Hulman is committed to working with students who have special needs or disabilities. Such students may be eligble to receive accommodations that provide equal access to learning, to the living and learning environment, and to college activities. After being admitted to RHIT, students must establish their eligibility for accommodations by notifying the Director of Disability Services, located in Student Affairs, of the disability and providing sufficient documentation. The Director serves as an advocate and a contact person for all students with disabilities. Students must provide as much documentation as possible about the disability and resulting substantial limitaitons. Documentation less than three years old by a psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, school counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or other licenced health provider is acceptable. However, all historical documentation is helpful.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
The Director of International Student Services is located in the Student Affairs Office in Hulman Union. This office provides information and counseling to international students on immigration and visa issues and other areas of concern. The Director of International Student Services acts as an advocate for international students and welcomes the opportunity to work with each and every one who chooses to study at Rose-Hulman.
Rose-Hulman is very proud of our international students, whose presence provides opportunities for US-based students to broaden their perspectives through exposure to different cultures. The number of international students on our campus varies each year, currently averaging over 100 students from about 20 different countries.
The International Student Association (ISA), which is open to everyone, presents social events throughout the year. It also provides informational sessions to keep all international students up to date on issues affecting their legal status in the USA.
Through interaction with people different from ourselves, not only do we learn about different ways of life, but we also learn about ourselves and grow through understanding differences. We believe that engineers and scientists of the future will need 'cross-cultural' skills, that is, skills that will enable them to work and live productively in a variety of settings very different from the ones in which they feel most comfortable.
During orientation, each freshman is introduced to a member of the faculty who will serve as the student’s academic adviser. The academic adviser has a dual function of assisting the student with course planning and helping with problems related to college work and life on campus. In the middle of each grading period students receive progress reports through their adviser, providing the opportunity to discuss any problems related to academic progress. Students should feel welcome to visit with their academic advisers at any time.
THE LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center, located in the lower level of the Logan Library, offers academic assistance for any freshman or sophomore Rose-Hulman course as well as most upper-level classes. Peer tutors—specially trained students supervised by professional staff—do the majority of the tutoring at the Center, working one-on-one with students. Professors encourage students to participate in Learning Center programs and study sessions.
The Learning Center offers services for every student:
Percopo Hall houses the Learning Center’s support program targeted to students in sophomore level courses. A team of six tutors and a graduate assistant live in the hall to assist students during scheduled hours. Additional information about the Learning Center is available at www.rose-hulman.edu/lc.
During the last 5-10 years, Rose-Hulman has graduated approximately 80% of those students who first entered as freshmen. Over the ten-year period experience has been that from 8-10 percent of entering freshmen withdraw during or at the end of the freshman year, another 6-8 percent leave by the end of the sophomore year, and approximately 4 percent at some point in their junior or senior years. A majority of those who choose to leave the Institute do so to pursue degree programs not offered by Rose-Hulman.
CAREER SERVICES AND EMPLOYER RELATIONS
The Career Services Office counsels and assists graduates in securing employment in the professions, business and industry. It establishes contact with prospective employers, as well as graduate schools, aids in the preparation of applications, and arranges appointments and interviews. The Office also assists students in obtaining part-time, summer employment, and cooperative experiences as well as full time opportunities upon graduation. They also assist with resume writing, cover letters, and employer searches.
The graduate employment record has been an outstanding one. Over 300 companies come to Rose-Hulman annually to offer a variety of positions. Each Rose-Hulman graduate has several on-campus interview opportunities and often more than one job offer from which to choose. Graduates are currently working in all 50 states and in 20 foreign countries.
Services are also available to alumni seeking employment. Employers seeking experienced personnel file their job needs with the Career Services Office, which, in turn, posts these opportunities on the alumni web site.
Through continuous contacts with business and industry and communications with Rose-Hulman personnel, information regarding part-time jobs on and off campus is recorded in the Career Services Office. Students seeking part-time employment are encouraged to contact this office regarding job opportunities.
The employer relations program provides a well established career marketplace and continually strives to add new markets for Rose-Hulman graduates.