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Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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

Committed to Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community

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The Center for Diversity and Inclusion serves to promote a campus culture where the individual's unique presence is valued, experience is respected, and everyone belongs.

We celebrate the intrinsic value of each individual from all ages, disabilities, races, economic status, ethnic backgrounds, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. We are committed to respect, inclusiveness, tolerance and sensitivity everywhere within our campus community.

Rose-Hulman is committed to promoting a safe and affirming campus climate for all students, faculty, and staff. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion affirms this responsibility to promote a welcoming place for one and all by:

  • Creating a diverse and inviting campus environment for all
  • Providing diversity and inclusion education experiences
  • Engaging in strategic outreach, recruiting, and support to diverse audiences
  • Creating awareness and goodwill for Rose across diverse communities

We are here to provide students, faculty and staff with cultural and community building programming, intercultural dialogue and interaction, and learning opportunities. We encourage everyone to get involved. Commit to attending the Center’s programming. We’ve got a great lineup that is sure to impact our campus is a meaningful way!

Learn more about our diversity programs and services below.

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2019-20 Campus & Community Diversity Events

2019 Campus & Community Diversity Events

We educate the campus community on diversity issues with a variety of events, speakers and activities throughout the academic year.

Diversity Speaker Series: Award-Winning Journalist and News Anchor T.J. Holmes
January 20, 2020
We live in a time where people without talent are gaining fortune and fame through reality shows or by becoming internet sensations. The hunger for instant success is immense. This wasn’t the case for T.J. Holmes. On the surface it would appear that the road Holmes took to earning an anchor chair was paved in gold, but the reality is his journey had obstacles. Holmes shares his personal story of the struggles and challenges that brought him to the point where he feels he cannot lose personally or professionally.

Free and open to the public
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
Holmes will speak 7-8 p.m. 
Light refreshments and meet & greet to follow 
Register here

Senior Weekend
March 13-14, 2020

SPARK! Competition 
March 14, 2020

Diversity Speaker Series
Information on the 2019-20 speakers coming soon!

Diversity Travels Abroad! 
Information on the 2019-20 event coming soon!



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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Identity and Affinity 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!

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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 & Inclusion News

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Dr. Nicole Robinson

Keynote Speaker Echoes MLK’s Message of Racial Justice and Healing

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Alumni Trio Provide Diversity Perspectives


We recognize that Rose-Hulman is part of a mutually dependent, multicultural community. As an institution devoted to excellence in education, we acknowledge our responsibility to teach students the skills they need to excel in their chosen field, including the ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Our goal is to help our students become global leaders. To achieve this goal, we will:

  • Promote diversity in all aspects of our community life
  • Encourage every individual to respect the inherent dignity of others
  • Recruit and retain students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds
  • Strive to broaden understanding of each individual’s unique contribution to society
  • Challenge stereotypes to build a broader and more inclusive world view
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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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