Athletics and recreational facilities
of the Rose-Hulman Department of Athletics
The Rose-Hulman Department of Athletics, as part of an Institute
committed to undergraduate engineering and science excellence,
commits itself to the comprehensive development of the student. The
interdependence of physical, emotional, moral, and intellectual
aspects of personal growth requires both simultaneous and balanced
focus. This objective does not imply that each facet of an
individual's growth is of equal importance. It does require that
Rose-Hulman provide the necessary encouragement and facilities for
each person to develop according to his or her own interests and
abilities, whether at the recreational, intercollegiate,
intramural, or instructional level. In addition to physical
development, the Rose-Hulman Department of Athletics promotes the
principles of character development within the framework of an
abiding and broadened commitment to community.
For updated schedules of activities involving SRC facilities,
visit the SRC
Men's athletic program
||Indoor Track & Field
||Track and Field
Women's athletic programs
|Track and Field
|Indoor Track & Field
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,
Terre Haute, IN
Anderson University, Anderson, IN
Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
Defiance College, Defiance, OH
Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Franklin College, Franklin, IN
Hanover College, Hanover, IN
Manchester College, North Manchester, IN
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Philosophy of the Sports and Recreation Center
The purpose of the Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center
(SRC) is to provide recreational, lifetime, and competitive sports
activities as well as a convocation center for special events for
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students, active and retired
faculty and staff, Board Trustees, and alumni, as well as to
enhance the sense of community on campus. The SRC has been designed
for the students of Rose-Hulman to be the primary users, especially
for leisure times, out-of-class activities, and athletic
competition. The SRC staff will develop an atmosphere that promotes
healthy interaction between various groups using the facility.
Numerous sports-related programs will be developed for campus wide
intramural activities, lifetime sports, clinics and workshops. The
SRC will provide a comfortable atmosphere and serve as the host
site for all indoor varsity sports and tournaments. Other
constituent groups and programs may be hosted as long as the
philosophy and purpose of the SRC or Rose-Hulman are not violated
at any time.
Sports and Recreation Center policies
- Registered Rose-Hulman Students
- Current Faculty, Staff, Board Trustees and spouses
- Retired faculty, staff and spouses
- Alumni and spouses
- RHIT Temporary Employees
- RHIT Temporary Employees under the age of 18
- Wabash Valley Board of Associates and spouses
- Current Full Time ARAMARK employees
- Dependents of Faculty, Staff, Alumni, RHIT Board of Trustees 18
years of age or older.
- Eligible users are permitted to bring up to two guests unless
otherwise approved by the Facility Director.
- A spouse or dependent children over the age of 18 are permitted
to use the recreation facilities without the direct supervision of
the eligible user.
- Dependents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an
eligible user at all times, unless they are current employees at
- Dependent children are defined as unmarried, natural or legally
adopted children who are declared as dependents on the eligible
employee's Federal Income Tax Return. Other family members are
welcome but must be accompanied by the eligible user at all
- Family members of current Aramark employees and Wabash Valley
board of Associates must be accompanied by an eligible user at all
- All non-family guests must be accompanied by the eligible user
at all times.
Process for admission
Registered Student, Faculty or Staff
- Present RHIT valid ID card
- Register Code
Alumni, Wabash Valley Board of Associates, Aramark
employee, spouse, dependent 18 years of age or older
- Go to Human Resources (Moench A 113) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and complete User Information and Wavier
- Bring completed form signed by Human Resources to SRC
- Register Code
Family Members of Rose-Hulman students, faculty, staff,
Board of Trustees and alumni
- Family members are defined as a spouse and dependent children
age 18 and under, except in the case of a full-time college student
taking a minimum of 12 college credit hours and extended family
- The family members of faculty, staff, Board Trustees and alumni
have the privilege of using the facility. However, the host must
present a valid Rose-Hulman I.D. upon entering the
facility.Identification cards can be obtained through the Student
- Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the
facility unless under the direct supervision of a Rose-Hulman host
18 years of age or older. There will be no exceptions.
- Hours for family use of the SRC are the same as regular
- Guests are allowed to use the SRC when accompanied by an
eligible user (host). An eligible host is one of the
- Active Faculty/Staff and Spouse/Dependents 18 years of age and
- Retired Faculty/Staff and Spouse/Dependent 18 years of age and
- Full-Time Rose-Hulman Student
- Board of Trustees and Spouse
- A guest is defined as an individual who is not a student,
faculty, staff, Board Trustee, or alumnus of Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology. All guests are the responsibility of their
Rose-Hulman host at all times. Guests must be accompanied by their
host at all times within the facility. A host can bring
a maximum of two guests upon each visit, unless previous
authorization has been approved.
- All guests must register at the front desk of the SRC upon
entering the building. Use of the facility is not permitted until
this is done. Violations will result in immediate removal from the
- The host must present a valid I.D. upon registering at the
- Guests may not check out equipment. Equipment used by guests is
the responsibility of the host.
- The Facility Director may set daily limits on the number of
guests using the facility and may refuse admittance to any guest
due to previous problems or prevailing circumstances.
- All courts are on first come, first served user basis for
recreational use, except for sanctioned varsity events,
intramurals, and individual reservations for tennis courts and
- Reservations for the pool and indoor courts located in the
fieldhouse can be made up to one year in advance for Varsity
athletics, Intramurals, and Rose-Hulman groups. All reservations
must be made through Al Morrison, Assistant Director of the SRC, by
phone (812-877-8054), or in person, and must be accompanied by
written documentation concerning the reservation. All reservations
will be confirmed via email.
- Varsity athletic teams may not reserve court space or field
space for team practices, work-outs or open-gym any time other than
the NCAA sanctioned practice periods. Intramural teams may not
reserve court space or field space for practices at any time.
- Consecutive play for more than one 55 minute period is not
permitted, except in the case of varsity athletic events and
intramural competitions. Extensions on court use will be given.
Please exit the reserved court promptly at the end of the reserved
time in order to allow others to use the entire reservation time.
In the case of reservation disagreement, the Facility Director or
supervisor on duty will determine which party has priority.
A court which is not claimed 10 minutes after the start of the
reserved time will automatically be forfeited and given to the
first individual that requests it.
All faculty, staff, alumni, Board Trustees, and Rose-Hulman
students have the privilege of using a locker for the days they
utilize the facilities.
Permanent locker assignments for faculty and staff will be in
the intramural locker rooms and faculty/staff locker rooms and can
be made at the front desk of the SRC.
No smoking or chewing tobacco will be permitted within or around
the SRC at any time.
No food, drinks, or chewing gum are permitted within the
facility, beyond the main lobby located by the front desk.
Consumption of food and drinks within the facility from vending
operations during varsity athletic events and special occasions
will be permitted.
All injuries are to be immediately reported to the SRC staff and
Office of Public Safety.
Neither the SRC staff nor Rose-Hulman may be held liable for
accidents or injuries due to use of the SRC or the equipment in the
The Emergency telephone number is ext. 8590 for Office of Public
Safety and 911 for Terre Haute Emergency.
The Facility Manager or Office of Public Safety may close the
SRC at any time for health and safety concerns.
Equipment Use - Sports Equipment may be checked out at the SRC
Front Desk. Users must show a valid I.D. card. All equipment must
be returned the same day. The replacement cost of any item checked
out and not returned or damaged will be charged to the user.
Individuals using the facility are required to wear tennis shoes or
Individuals wearing street shoes are not permitted on any courts
within the facility.
Individuals with bare feet are not allowed on any court
All metal racquets must have rubber guards.
Eye guards are required at all times while playing racquetball.
Eye guards are available at the front desk of the Sports and
3. Pool/diving area
All pool policies have been developed in accordance with the
Indiana State Department of Health Swimming and Wading Pool Codes
410 IAC 6-2.
Use of the pool is not permitted without a lifeguard present
(410 IAC 6-2-11).
Entrance to the pool is permitted only through locker rooms.
Doors located within the aquatic area are for emergency exiting
Horseplay, rough housing, profanity, spitting, or other
inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
No food or drinks are permitted on the deck of the pool.
Spectators watching varsity competitions or special events are
permitted food and drinks in the viewing area only.
Balls, inner tubes, water wings, toys, inflatable supports, and
artificial swimming aids are allowed in the pool only at the
discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
Swimming suits must be worn in the pool. Clothing other than
suits is not allowed.
Swimmers are responsible for providing their own towels.
No shoes other than flip-flops, swim shoes, or shower shoes are
Individuals with open sores or lacerations are not permitted to
use the pool.
Only one person is permitted on the diving board at a time.
All dives or jumps must be straight off the end of the
Diving is not permitted until the previous diver clears the
Divers are required to swim to the nearest side after completing
All injuries should be reported to the lifeguard
The Sports and Recreation Center Staff is not responsible for
injuries or accidents.
The lifeguard in charge has the right to dismiss individuals
violating pool rules. Lifeguards on duty have the authority to
Emergency telephone numbers are located by the phone in the pool
If lightning is visible, the pool will close and reopen only
when lightning is no longer present.
4. Athletic and intramural fields
Phil Brown Field, Jim Rendel Field, Art Nehf Field, and the Varsity
Softball Field are for varsity athletics use only.
Intramural and recreation fields located east of the tennis
courts and maintenance facility are for the general campus
Intramural and recreation fields scheduling priority will be
given to Intramural Sports. All other use is on a first come, first
5. Outdoor tennis courts
The Rose-Hulman Tennis Courts are for the use of Rose-Hulman
students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families only.
Activities other than tennis are NOT permitted on the
Skateboards, roller blades, or bicycles are NOT permitted.
Players are expected to observe all rules of tennis
- no profanity
- no loud conversations
- no chasing balls on the other courts while play is in
- no walking behind courts while play is in progress
- no throwing racquets
Use of the tennis courts is on a first come basis. Special
reservations can be made at the SRC front desk.
Varsity tennis schedules will be posted on the SRC web page.
Tennis shoes only. Black soled shoes or boots are not
The SRC Facility Manager must approve lessons and
6. Rifle range access
- Only the Rifle Team Coach and Director for Sports and
Recreation Facilities shall have keys to the range full time.
- The Rifle Team has scheduling priority for the Shooting
Range.The Rifle Team schedules will be available on the SRC web
- No access will be given to the office or storage areas.
- Individuals on the "Approved Individual" lists may check out
the key from the SRC Director's office during normal operating
hours. Range hours are the same as the SRC hours.
- "Approved Individuals" are members of the Rifle Team as noted
by the Team Coach.
- An "Approved Individual" list must be kept up to date by the
- Non-RHIT groups may use the range on a restricted basis.
- Outside groups must make reservations one week prior to use
with the Facilities Manager.
- An "Approved Individual" must accompany all non-RHIT
- All individuals must lock up the Shooting Range and return keys
prior to SRC closing for the day.
- Individuals who have been banned from the Shooting Range will
NOT be allowed access for a period to be determined by the Team
Coach and the Facilities Manager.
- Only .22 caliber rifle or weaker ammunition is permitted for
firing on the range.
- Only soft lead or lead alloy ammunition is permitted on the
range.The use of hollow point, fragmenting, incendiary or tracer
ammunition is STRICTLY prohibited.
- Eye protection is required.Hearing protection is required at
all times, except when only air guns are being used.
- The ventilation system should be ON at all times, except when
only air guns are being used.
- All individuals should police their brass and any other trash
and deposit it in the appropriate containers prior to locking
- The ventilation system and lights should be turned off and the
heat turned down prior to locking up the range.
- An "Approved Individual" shall act as the Range Officer
- The following safety rules will be observed and enforced by the
RO at all times:
- Bolts or actions will be open and chambers will be empty during
all firearms handling behind the firing line.
- All firearms will be pointed up or down range at all
- Firearms will be loaded only when the shooter is ready to
- All firing must be done at least 20 feet from the targets.
- No individual will fire until the RO has given a clear command
to do so.
- Rapid fire shooting is prohibited except during a sanctioned
NRA or USAS match.
- From the hip shooting is prohibited.
- All bolts or actions will be open and chambers will be empty if
anyone is in front of the firing line or a "Cease Fire" has been
called by anyone.
- Anyone will call "Cease Fire" if they observe any safety
violation, if they encounter backsplatter or if they see smoke or
sparks where the bullets impact.
- The RO will remove or ban from the range all safety violators
or those who abuse range facilities or equipment. In such cases,
the RO should notify the Facilities Manager ASAP.
Health & safety
Every participant is responsible for their individual health and
safety. All students who desire to participate in the vigorous
sports of the intramurals program should, for their own protection,
have a physical examination within the year. Rose-Hulman, the SRC
Director, or the Director of Intramurals are not responsible for
injuries as a result of intramural or recreational accidents.In
case of injury, seek care in Health Services. All injuries should
be reported IMMEDIATELY.
The philosophy that fair play is essential to the conduct of
every contest is an essential part of the intramural program.
Several policies and guidelines have been established to encourage
and ensure proper conduct and fairness of opportunity for all.
Intramural sports programs are available to all current students,
faculty, and staff, regardless of ability. Individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to participate within the limits of
Example: A baseball player who is on the fall roster may not
play I.M. softball the following spring. Intercollegiate athletes
are welcome to play/participate in all other I.M. sports.
- An individual and/or team may be barred from intramural
participation at any time by the Intramural Director.
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all intramural events.
Any individual or team violating this rule can be barred from all
I.M. activities for one year.The use of profanity directed at an
opponent, official, or spectator will not be allowed. Violators can
be expelled from the contest.
- The Intramural Protest Board shall be the Intramural Director,
Graduate Assistants for Intramural Sports and the Intramural
Council. This Board shall rule on all protests.
- The Intramural Director shall rule on all questions of
- Contests in which a protest is sustained by the Protest Board
shall be replayed from the time the protest occurred.
- There will be no protest concerning the judgment of the
- Protests should be made first to the Intramural Director. All
protests must be made in writing and received by the Intramural
Director within 24 hours after the contest was played. Describe the
nature of protest, the teams involved, date played and the name of
the officials. No consideration will be given to a protest that has
not followed this procedure.
A team or individual shall forfeit any contest for the following
- Failure to appear and be "ready to play" at the appointed place
and scheduled time for a contest. The official in charge may
declare the contest forfeited to the team or contestants ready to
play. (The officials should give notification that it is time to
play and then that the game is forfeited.) "Ready-to-play" means a
team must be on the playing area with the required number of
players for that sport. Any team or individual leaving the field of
play before a contest is completed or called by the official will
lose by forfeit.
- Any team that forfeits two games will be dropped from the
remainder of the schedule. (Subject to change.)
- Teams that postpone games or agree to a forfeiture without
securing consent from the Intramural Office are both liable to a
penalty of a forfeit.
- Individual tournament matches not completed (with the score
sheet reported to the Intramural Office before the given match
deadline) will count as a forfeit for the individuals involved.
Individual tournament matches played but not reported before the
given match deadline will count as a loss for the individuals