Welcome from the Parents' Association Co-Chairs
As proud parents of Rose-Hulman students, nothing is more
exhilarating than visiting our children on campus - meeting their
friends, chatting with the future leaders in the engineering world,
and spending quality time with our children over a nice dinner or a
long walk on the beautiful campus grounds. One of the ways which
helps parents be part of this enriching experience is through the
Rose-Hulman Parents' Association.
Through the Rose-Hulman Parents' Association, new parents and
students discover some of the less widely known attributes about
the college: the students' world-class t-shirt collections,
fantastic study abroad programs, music and theater productions, a
competitive intramural sports program and a variety of cool
student-sponsored enrichment programs and activities. The more you
hang around campus, the more you realize that Rose-Hulman excels
because it is amazingly supportive of its students.
At first glance, the above student activities don't seem to have
much in common with the great education for which Rose-Hulman is
best known. Yet, the college not only graduates great engineers, it
develops well-rounded future leaders who have been given every
possible opportunity to realize and develop their potential.
A vibrant and growing Parents' Association has achieved many
altruistic accomplishments over the years, e.g., supporting a new
stone entrance at the main campus driveway entrance, the addition
of a stoplight at the main entrance, and new directional signage on
The Parents' Association is one facet of the Rose-Hulman group
effort. It lets families get involved in the students' education
and is an important part of the amazing camaraderie of the campus
The students don't just "show up." Neither should we parents.
The Parents' Association encourages parents and families to get
involved, just like the students do, so that we can contribute,
experience and enjoy that camaraderie for ourselves. By becoming
involved in the association, you are helping your student continue
The Parents' Association does several things, too numerous to
mention in a small column such as this. Come to the Parents'
Association meetings. Support the activities. Help create new
activities. Be involved. The few hours a year that you spend with
the Parents' Association are not time taken away from your student;
it's time given to your student and to the Rose-Hulman fabric and
traditions. It's also a "great" excuse to come to campus a few
weekends each year.
The Parents' Association meets just four times a year. The
meetings are conducted in the Hulman Memorial Union and start at 8
a.m. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings.
Best of all, membership in the Parents' Association is free, and
it's an organization of parents - just like you.