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. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
has a highly dedicated, energetic and professional Student Affairs
Many of the areas of responsibility in Student Affairs are
administered through the central office located on the lower level
of the Hulman Union Building. The Vice President for Students
Affairs, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs,
and the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs have offices in the
Student Affairs section of Hulman Union.
The Student Affairs Office offers personal and academic
counseling services, information concerning housing on and off
campus, and general information on all aspects of student life. The
Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
The Director of Residence Life maintains permanent residence in
Speed Hall. Three graduate assistants reside on campus in each of
the following halls: Scharpenberg, Deming, & Percopo.
The RHIT Student Counseling Office
staff includes 1 full time Director of Counseling and 1 Doctoral
Fellow through the Department of Counseling at Indiana State
The Student Counseling Office provides assessment, referral, and
brief interventions for Rose-Hulman students. Their purpose is to
enhance a student's ability to fully benefit from academic and
social life at Rose-Hulman. This is achieved by assisting students
in the development of personal awareness, building life skills and
overcoming personal issues.
The counselors at the Student Counseling Office use brief,
goal-focused counseling methods to assist students. Students can
talk with a counselor about the issues they are facing, explore
related thought and feelings, identify personal strengths, and
learn new skills. Some students may only meet once or twice, others
for a longer period. All sessions are confidential and at NO cost
to the student. If further assessment or medications are needed, a
referral to a medical professional can be made.
The Student Activities/Union Office
The Student Activities/Hulman Union Office, HMU 242 is located
on the upper level of the Hulman Union Building. It houses the
Associate Dean for Student Services, the Director of Student
Activities/Assistant Union Director, and the secretary. Student
Union rooms may be scheduled with the staff members in this
The Student Activities office coordinates and promotes a wide
variety of co-curricular events on and off-campus for students'
education and enjoyment. In addition, the Student Activities Office
supports the 90-plus Rose-Hulman student organizations, works with
Greek life, tracks community service completed by the Rose-Hulman
community annually, and organizes the New Student Orientation
Primarily interested in the prevention of illness, the Institute
maintains a limited health care service, with a nurse and a
physician on campus for limited hours each weekday. For complete
office hours please visit the Health Services website.
Students may visit the Health Services Office free of charge. A
medical form, sent to all entering students, requests a thorough
physical examination, a history of immunizations, including
up-to-date tetanus, measles and TB test, and other background
health information. These records are kept on file in the Health
Services Office and must be completed for the student to be
The Institute cannot assume responsibility for the regular
treatment of the student's chronic conditions which might be
present upon initial enrollment at the Institute; however, the
Health Services Office will supervise the treatment and general
health of a student who is under the care of a family physician.
Many medications are furnished free of charge, but certain services
such as X-ray examinations, special drugs and laboratory tests are
not available on campus. The cost of these services must be
borne by the individual student.
Policy for Medical Records
- All students (undergraduates, graduate students and transfer
students) must have medical records and immunization records on
file in the Health Services Office before matriculation in order to
receive medical attention.
- All students must show proof of negative skin test or chest
X-ray for tuberculosis before matriculation.
- All students who have not completed the above will be unable to
register for classes the following quarter.
There are many sources of financial assistance available to
Rose-Hulman students, including scholarships, grants, loans, and
work-study. A Rose-Hulman 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, which is located
in Hadley Hall. For work-study/work-opportunity positions,
please see the Financial Aid website or visit the Financial Aid
If a student wishes to be considered for aid other than academic
scholarships, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
must accompany the request for aid. This form should be submitted
to the federal processing center at least thirty days prior to the
deadline for financial aid applications. This form, the FAFSA, is
the only form that needs to be filed to be considered for all
federal and state aid programs. Indiana residents' FAFSA must
be sent to the federal processor before March 10 to be considered
for Indiana Higher Education, Freedom of Choice Grant and 21st
All financial aid applications and FAFSAs are available in the
Office of Financial Aid.
Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services is located in the Business Office in
the A-Section of Moench Hall and is available to serve students in
the areas of Organization Deposits and Billing. Office hours
are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Office of Insurance and Risk Management provides domestic
and international student health insurance coverage, as well as
insurance coverage while participating in school sponsored sports
programs. Your first billing statement from the Student Financial
Services Office will include a charge for fall quarter student
health insurance. Each subsequent quarterly billing statement will
include a similar charge unless you waive this coverage. If
you have other health insurance and do not want this coverage, you
must complete an electronic student insurance waiver by the
applicable deadline. The electronic waiver is available
online within Banner Web and located under the Student and
Financial Aid menu. This waiver applies to the entire school year.
International students cannot waive this coverage.
Contact Susan Butts (812-877-8457 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
or visit the
insurance web page if you have any questions.
The Office of Human Resources, located in Moench Hall, Room
A-113 provides student payroll services for all students. If you
hold a job at Rose-Hulman you will submit all hours worked
electronically via the Banner Web. You will be paid an hourly wage
whether you have been awarded federal work study, Rose-Hulman work
opportunity or paid through regular student wages. You will need to
complete payroll paperwork prior to your first day of employment
and return to Human Resources. Contact Brenda Jacks (812-877-8153
or e-mail email@example.com) if
you have any questions related to your student employment.
International Student Services
The Director of International Student Services and Special
Programs is located in the Student Affairs Office in Hulman Union.
This office provides information and counseling to international
students on immigration and visa issues and other areas of concern.
No appointment is necessary. The Director of International Student
Services acts as an advocate for international students and
welcomes the opportunity to work with each and every one who
chooses to study at Rose-Hulman.
Rose-Hulman is very proud of our international students, whose
presence provides opportunities for US-based students to broaden
their perspectives through exposure to different cultures. The
number of international students on our campus varies each year,
currently averaging 80 students from about 20 different
The goal of ISA (International Student Association) is not only
to gather the international students together, to know more about
each other and different cultures, but also to invite US-based
students to share the US culture as well. We hope
to experience diversity by getting to know each other through
campus involvement as well as social activities.
Through interaction with people different from ourselves, not
only do we learn about different ways of life, but we also learn
about ourselves and grow through understanding differences. We
believe that engineers and scientists of the future will need
'cross-cultural' skills, that is, skills that will enable them to
work and live productively in a variety of settings very different
from the ones in which they feel most comfortable.
Rose-Hulman is committed to working with students who have
special needs or disabilities. Such students may be eligible to
receive accommodations that provide equal access to learning , the
living and learning environment, and college activities. After
being admitted to RHIT, students must establish their eligibility
for accommodations by notifying the Disability Services
Coordinator, who is located in Student Affairs, of the disability
and providing sufficient documentation. Students must provide as
much documentation as possible about the disability and resulting
substantial limitations. Documentation less than three years old by
a psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, school counselor,
licensed clinical social worker, or other licensed health provider
Office of Public Safety
The Office of Public Safety, located on the east side of campus
on U.S. 40 and on the east side of the Circle K Shell Service
Center, provides a variety of integrated services to the
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 conditions (e.g., tornadoes), the alerting of
community members to those situations, energy disruption, fire
protection and control, security, and protection of life, property,
and Institute assets in general. Vehicle registration is required
by all students with vehicles on the campus.
Specific education, experience, and training are required of by
the staff to provide a professional response to an emergency.
To report an emergency, dial 812-877-8590.
Rose-Hulman student complaint procedure
Any student wishing to file a formal complaint concerning any
aspect of the Institution can do so by submitting the complaint in
written form to the Dean of Students. The complaint must be
signed by the complaining party or parties. The Dean of Students
will refer the complaint to the appropriate vice president for
consideration and/or action.
Students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have the right
to express concerns if they believe they have been treated
unfairly, subjected to harassment, or been the victim of
discrimination. Students can address these concerns through either
an informal or formal process.
In most instances, complaints can be resolved through an
informal process beginning with talking with the staff, faculty, or
student with whom the issue originated. If discussing the matter
with the individual does not resolve the situation, the student can
contact the supervisor, department chair, or dean. If a solution
cannot be achieved informally, or if the student is not satisfied
with the solution, a formal complain may be filed.
A formal complaint must be submitted in writing, signed by the
student, and submitted to the Dean of Students Office. The dean or
designee will investigate the complaint, take appropriate action
and respond to the student within 30 days. A record of the student
complain will be placed in the student's file and noted on the
Student Complain Log kept in the Office of Student Affairs.