Student Services Handbook - Parents' Edition

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Location: First Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8257
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rose-Hulman dedicates itself to the total growth and development of each individual student. The Office of Student Affairs coordinates most of the non-academic aspects of Rose-Hulman student life.  Many of the areas of responsibility in the Office of Student Affairs are facilitated through the central office located on the first floor of the student union building. The Office of Student Affairs offers personal and academic counseling services, information concerning housing on and off campus, and general information on all aspects of student life.

Student Affairs Staff
Pete Gustafson, Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, 812-877-8257
Tom Miller, Dean of Student Affairs, 812-877-8210
Donna Gustafson, Dean of Student Services, 812-877-8275
Erik Hayes, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, 812-877-8230
Kim Jones, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, 812-877-8472

COUNSELING SERVICES

Location: First Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8537
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Counseling services are provided for students through the Student Affairs Office in the Student Union. A full time counselor and Ph.D. Interns in Counseling are available to students for individual or group counseling. Students are encouraged to use these services whenever they have personal concerns of any nature and desire confidential attention. No appointments are necessary. Referrals can be made if the student so desires.

FINANCIAL AID

Location: First Floor, Hadley Hall
Phone: 812-877-8259
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Melinda Middleton, Director of Financial Aid
There are many sources of financial assistance available to Rose-Hulman students, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. A student may apply for aid prior to the beginning of any quarter. Most assistance, however, is assigned for an academic year. All financial aid granted by Rose-Hulman is coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid.

NOTE: You need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by March 1.

HEALTH SERVICES

Location: First Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8367
Staff: Dr. Robert Hojnicki, D.O. and Cheryl Burgess, R.N.
A nurse and physician are on campus four hours each weekday morning. In addition to the treatment of minor illness or injuries, the Health Service will supervise the treatment and general health of a student while under the care of a family physician. Ordinary prescription drugs and medicine are furnished free, but certain services such as X-ray examinations, special drugs and laboratory tests are not available on campus, and the cost of these services must be borne by the student. A medical treatment consent form and physical examination form must be completed prior to arrival on campus. These forms must be on file before any treatment can be given.

NOTE: Medical insurance is required of all students, so students who do not have health insurance must purchase accident and health insurance coverage. This protection covers all students during the regular school year. Spouse coverage is also available to married students. Call Insurance Coordinator Susan Butts at 812-877-8457 for more information.

BOOKSTORE

Location: First Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8344
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Rose-Hulman Bookstore has a complete selection of course books, school supplies, imprinted sportswear, gift items and a whole lot more. It provides services for the campus such as check cashing, special orders, UPS and gift certificates. The bookstore also stocks various sundry items such as personal care products, snack goods and basic household products.

DINING SERVICES

Location: Second Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8351
Contact: Mark Farner, Director, Rose-Hulman Dining Services
Students living in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan (Seniors may be exempt). First-quarter freshmen are required to take the 18-meal/week plan. After the first quarter, freshmen have the option of purchasing the 18 or 12 meal plan. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may choose the 8-plus meal plan, which combines board plus meals with Noble Roman's credits. Juniors and seniors may choose the 110/110 plan.  Students living in the Apartments or Lakeside residence halls may choose from any of the traditional meal plans, or from two different meal plans available for that residence hall, the 65 or 80 meal plans.

Dining amenities:

  • Noble Roman's restaurant, located in the Student Union, serves pizza, breadsticks and sandwiches.
  • Asian Express, located in the Student Union, serves freshly prepared Pacific Rim dishes.
  • Java City, in Moench Hall, and Logan's in the Logan Library, serves specialty coffees and drinks.
  • A Subway restaurant and convenience store are located in the apartment-style residence hall.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Friday; lunch is served on Saturday; breakfast and lunch are served on Sunday.

MAIL PROCESSING CENTER

Location: Facilities Operations Center
Phone: 812-877-8490
Contact: Rick Alumbaugh, Manager, Shipping & Receiving
Students are assigned a campus mailbox upon arriving on campus. They keep the same box number the entire time they are enrolled at Rose-Hulman. All mailboxes are located in Moench Hall.

Mail is distributed Monday through Saturday. Outgoing mail pickups are Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:45 a.m. Stamps may be purchased in the mail processing center.

How to address mail
Mail to your student should be address as follows:
Student Name
CM 00 (fill in with personal box number)
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Phone: 812-877-8590
Contact: John Wolfe, Director of Public Safety
The Office of Public Safety, located on the east side of campus, provides a variety of integrated services to the Rose-Hulman community. Student escort service, vehicle registration and traffic enforcement are included in the program. Additional duties of the staff consist of maintaining updates on potential development of adverse weather and alerting community members of these situations; energy disruption; fire protection and control; security; and protection of life, property and Institute assets in general.

To report an emergency, dial campus extension 8590.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Location: Second Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8484
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5p.m.
Contact: Kristen Loyd, Assistant Dean of Student Services
The Director of Student Activities works with student organizations to coordinate and promote a wide variety of campus activities. A master calendar of campus activities is kept in the office.

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Location: A Section, Moench Hall
Phone: 812-877-8296
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Kirkpatrick, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services is available to serve students in the areas of student organization deposits, laptop financing, student billing and student payroll. Students may cash personal checks up to $100 in the Bookstore. First Financial Bank maintains two ATMs on campus: one in Moench Hall and one in the Student Union.

DISABILITY SERVICES

Location: First Floor, Student Union
Phone: 812-877-8285
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Karen DeGrange, Director of International Student Services and Special Programs
The Disability Services Coordinator works with students with disabilities. Students who want special housing, academic or other types of accommodations must provide the coordinator with documentation les than three years old. This documentation must provide diagnosis and clearly describe the disability and the justification for the requested accommodations.