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HERE: Living and Learning Today for Tomorrow

The HERE program is a living-learning community for first-year students who have an interest in sustainability.

Interested in sustainability or humanitarian engineering? You’ll feel right at home HERE.

Launched in 2011, HERE is designed to help you develop and improve the kinds of communication, awareness, and design skills you need to contribute—personally and professionally—to local, national and global sustainability.

By joining HERE, you get to:

    • Enjoy a unique educational and residential environment focused on sustainability
    • Work with faculty from engineering, sciences, and humanities with expertise in sustainability studies
    • Design and implement real sustainable engineering projects on the Rose-Hulman campus.
Plates of delicious-looking food.

Growing Food & Fun!

Students, faculty and staff are taking sustainbility to kids in Terre Haute's Ryves neighborhood through the Ryves Up! program at Benjamin Franklin Elementary. The program is using a garden to teach lessons about science, math and the arts. Along the way, they're also learning about healthy choices and where their food comes from.

Our Mission

HERE is a fellowship of students, faculty and staff in science, engineering and mathematics who want to learn more about the impact they can have on the world around them through sustainable and humanitarian practices in engineering and science. Through curricular and co-curricular activities, we work to develop a sustainability mentality and knowledge base, helping students to look at the big picture and grow toward a global, systems perspective of the challenges they will face in their lives and careers. We aspire to a foundational way of thinking that is vital for our future as engineers, scientists and citizens of the world.

About Us

HERE is a first-year living-learning experience for students who are interested in understanding the impacts that engineers and scientists have on the world around us. Students will live together in one residence hall during their freshman year and share the first course requirement of GS130 (Introduction to Sustainability) during their first year in the program. This first-year experience can continue into a Minor in Sustainability. Focused on sustainability and humanitarian engineering, HERE integrates required courses with co-curricular activities to set a foundational way of thinking that is vital for our future as engineers, scientists and citizens of the world. Apply your technical skills to enhance the world around you. Design projects that will be implemented to improve campus sustainability. Live and learn with other passionate students and faculty. Join HERE!