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Center for Diversity

The Center for Diversity provides programs and services to foster inclusion and diversity on Rose-Hulman’s campus.

Committed to Building a Diverse Community

We are known for being a family at Rose-Hulman. Just like the members of our other families, each member of our Rose-Hulman family has unique beliefs, values, characteristics and personalities—making us stronger by working together.

We are committed to building an inclusive community in which the multiplicity of values, beliefs, intellectual viewpoints and cultural perspectives enrich learning and inform scholarship.

We do this by:

  • Making diversity an integral component of campus life
  • Fostering respectful relationships among people of different cultures, lifestyles and perspectives
  • Expanding awareness among local and global constituencies of Rose-Hulman activities to enhance diversity and promote inclusivity

Learn more about our diversity programs and services below.

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ROSE-BUD Scholarship Program

Paying for college can be an intimidating prospect. Rose-Hulman’s ROSE-BUD program is designed to help minority students receive the financial and mentoring support they need to succeed. Learn more about this and other scholarships for minority students.

Student Diversity Professional Organizations

Our student chapters of national professional organizations provide support, host events and facilitate networking for their members at Rose-Hulman. They also play a key role in educating our campus about ethnic and cultural differences, and extend their reach into the local community through service and mentoring activities.

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National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE is dedicated to both the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE empowers the Hispanic community to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

SASE exists to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world.

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Society of Women Engineers

SWE supports women in engineering through professional development and networking opportunities.

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Unity is a student organization providing a safe place where people can be themselves without fear of prejudice or hate. We also promote a campus environment that is tolerant of all people.

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Photo Tour

Our Photo Tour will give you a good idea of the beauty of our storied campus. But we still want you to come see for yourself!

Campus-Wide Diversity Events

2016-17 Campus-Wide Diversity Events

We educate the campus community on diversity issues with a variety of events, speakers and activities throughout the academic year. Check out this year’s diversity events below:

Saturday Supper: And All That Jazz
October 22, 2016

Diversity Speaker Series: Noor Tagouri
November 7, 2016

Diversity Speaker Series: Judy Shephard
December 5, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: Chef Jeff Henderson
January 16, 2017

Rose Diversity Connect
January 24, 2017

All Campus Musical Keynote: Freddie Ravel
March 13, 2017

SPARK Creative Design Competition
March 18, 2017

Saturday Supper
March 25, 2017

Diversity Speaker Series: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
April 24, 2017

Diversity Success Acceleratory: Speed Networking
April 18, 2017

Diversity Training: Bias Busters

Diversity Speaker Series: The Honorable Robert Wilkins

Student Group Diversity Events

2016-2017 Student Group Diversity Events

Student diversity organizations plan many fun, interactive events that help foster cultural and ethnic awareness within our campus community. Check out this year’s student events below:

SHPE Dia de los Muertos Celebration
October 27, 2016

NSBE Talent Show
December 2, 2016

Diversity Events for Prospective Students

Diversity Events for Prospective Students

Find out what it’s really like to go to college at Rose-Hulman. Both NSBE and SWE host overnight visit events for prospective students, where you’ll stay in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, attend special events and meet some really cool people.

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SPARK Competition

The annual SPARK competition for high school and college students promotes innovation and creative design through the use of teamwork, networking and mentorship in an exciting and challenging environment.

Center for Diversity News

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Diversity Scholar Highlighting Student Success

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President Conwell's Statement to Campus on Immigration Policy

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Plan Your Visit!

The best way to get to know Rose-Hulman is by seeing it for yourself. We host campus visit days throughout the year, or you can schedule an individual visit. Our friendly admissions counselors would love to hear from you!

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