Who We Are

Our History

The College Republicans (CR's) are the nation's largest and oldest Republican student organization. Founded more than one hundred years ago on the campus of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, College Republicans have played a vital role in recruiting, educating and involving many young students each year in the Republican party.

The effectiveness of CR's as grassroots leaders has earned the respect, admiration and support of such prominent Republicans as Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Jack Kemp, George Bush, Dan Quayle, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour and Evelyn McPhail.

Our Mission

The Rose-Hulman College Republicans exists as a chapter on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in order to promote the conservative principles of the Republican party, to recruit new members for the Republican party, to aid in the campaigns and elections of Republican candidates on the local, state, and national level, and to help prepare Republican students for future party and community service through the development of political skills and leadership abilities.

Why Wait?

If you are tired of the liberals telling you what to think, then join thousands of students nationwide who are standing up for what is right and how we properly fix that which is wrong.

Why wait? Join today. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Conference Room of the Union.

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Issues

Balancing the Budget

America must pass and live by a balanced budget amendment. A balanced budget will provide lower interest reates, more jobs, increased earnings and a higher standard of living for all Americans.

Lower Taxes

We must reduce income taxes and eliminate the tax on capital gains. Lower taxes allow individuals to earn more and keep more of what they earn. With lower taxes, Americans have a better shot at realizing the American Dream.

Smaller and Smarter Government

The federal government must have a smaller role in our daily lives. The College Republicans support moving government out of Washington and closer to the people. "The powers not delegated to the United States...are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Entitlement Reform

The welfare state is a corrupt and immoral system. College Republicans support the full pase out of federal welfare programs, including privatizing Social Sercrity, thus truly ending welfare as we know it.

"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." - Ronald Reagan

A Tough Stance on Crime

Most young Americans either know someone or have themselves been a victim of crime. The only way to curtail crime is to enforce the death penalty swiftly and appoint court justices who understand the rights of victims and who do not favor the rights of criminals.

Human Rights

The unborn child is a human life. The unborn child has a Constitutional right to pursue the American Dream and abortion simply denies individuals life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Why Join?

Leadership Training

The College Republicans give you the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience at every level. Through participation in your campus chapter you'll learn about fundraising, how to organize and plan events, how to deal with media, and most importantly how to be an effective political activist.

Campaign Experience

The College Republicans offer many opportunities to play an active role in Republican campaigns at the local, state and national level. Through College Republicans on your campus, you can make a difference on a GOP Congressional or Senate race and even the race for President of the United States.

Learn the Issues

In 1996, Newt Gingrich challenged the CR's to be the leading intellectual force on campus. That's certain to be an uphill battle against the many 60's radicals who inhabit the political science, history, and English departments at your school. Join CR's to learn the truth and spread that message to your friends and professors.

Get Out the Vote

The College Republicans are famous for our ability to turn young voters out to the polls. There have been winning campaigns in every state that attribute their victory to the College Republicans. In addition to organizing massive absentee ballot initiatives, CR's work phone banks and the polls to ensure Republican victories on election day.

Am I a Republican?

I am a Republican because:

I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, ecomomic growth and prosperity.

I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.

I belive the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest ot the people.

I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.