Residence Life

Deming Hall

Philosophy of Residence Hall Living

The residence halls of Rose-Hulman play a very important part in a student's life while on campus. The students in these halls develop much of their perception of Rose-Hulman through their time spent in residence halls.

The residence hall staff believes quite strongly in the social, emotional, and educational growth that is developed through interaction with other students and through various educational programs provided by the staff.

The residence halls at Rose-Hulman are truly an extension of the college classroom and provide the student an opportunity to participate in community development experiences and to develop human relation skills.

Residence Hall Staff - 2013-2014

Apartment Style Hall - East
1st Floor Elaine Schaudt 106
2nd Floor Patrick Martin 206
3rd Floor Seth Myers 306

 

Apartment Style Hall - West
1st Floor Alex Jacoby 106
2nd Floor Katrina Brandenburg 206
3rd Floor Collin Coker 306

 

Blumberg Hall
2nd floor Cory Pardieck 206
3rd floor

Zach Beam
Dev Chanana

205

4th floor

Fiona Shine
Cassidy Bevington
Regen Foote

405
308
308

 

BSB Hall
1st floor Caleb Camara
John Cherry
Tommy Mulc
124
112
112
2nd floor Brock Craig
Bryce Koester
Hazen Hamather
224
212
212
3rd floor Paige Cook
Jamie Dintelmann
Olivia Ottone
324
312
312

 

Deming Hall
Basement

Nicholas Bander
Gent Prelvukai

Erin Miller

09
21
21
1st floor

Christopher O'Hara
Phillip Reynolds
Greg Komora

112
107
107
2nd floor

Jorge Luis-Leon
Milan Thakker
Chris Lui

215
207
207
Attic Gunther Wong
Ryan Benshoof
Jonathan Jenkins
304
309
309

 

Lakeside Hall
1st floor Caitlin Clarke 115
2nd floor Garrett Shaffer 207
3rd floor Dan Maginot 307
4th floor Dan D'Avello 407

 

Mees Hall
2nd floor Omar Abdel-Rahman
Mark Van Aken
Alex Thomas
206
205
205
4th floor Lauren Dobias
Casey Troccoli
Sarah Eberhardt
406
307
307

 

Percopo Hall
1st floor Jason Bertocci 123
2nd floor Sarah Hensley 215
3rd floor

Monica Paik

315

 

Scharpenberg Hall
2nd floor Joey Tumey
Matt Kelsay
Matt Potter
206
207
207

3rd floor

Nate Kinsella

Isaac Gehman

307

307

4th floor

Kevin Becker 406

 

Speed Hall

1st floor Alex Merchant
Corbin Lee
Matt Adams
104
108
108
2nd floor

Carl Marcin
Mitchell Orzech
Nate Stewart

206
210
210
3rd floor Mason Kessler
Tyler Hoodlebrink
Riley Morris
306
310
310

 

Residence Hall Government

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

All residence hall students are potential members of the Residence Hall Association. RHA meets weekly in Noble Roman's (lower level of Hulman Union) and its major purpose is to provide a means of improving residence life in all areas. Each residence hall student pays $20.00/quarter (included in your bill) to RHA for its use in achieving this purpose.

Individual Hall Government

Each residence hall floor should select at least two representatives to RHA. This does not exclude other members of the floor from membership in RHA. All residence hall students may attend RHA and participate as voting members. RHA money is primarily distrubuted to floors based on attendance at weekly meetings.

Residence Hall Policy

General Policies

It is important for resident students on campus to become familiar with all Institute policies. While the Institute has few policies governing behavior in the residence halls, these policies are enforced by the Office of Student Affairs staff.

All resident students are responsible for the care of their assigned room in the halls, for their personal conduct, and for the conduct of their guests therein.

Resident students should understand that the Institute does not condone and will not permit behavior in these residences which is in conflict with stated policy or which could create situations which might conflict with their academic endeavors as students (e.g., cohabitation and unlawful drug use are not permitted in any residence hall).

Guests are not permitted to stay in student rooms in the residence halls without the prior approval of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs or the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Institute reserves the right to inspect any student room for damages or suspected illegal activity. The Institute also reserves the right to inspect residence hall quarters if reasonable cause exists to indicate that violations of stated policies have occurred. Generally, such inspection will occur in the presence of the occupant(s) of these quarters. However, if the suspected violation is considered to be of such a serious nature as to require immediate action when the occupant(s) is/are not present, inspection could still occur.

Such inspections can only occur at the discretion of and under the authority of the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affars.

Required Freshman Residence

Unless commuting from home, all freshmen are required to live on campus. Easier availability and access to facilities, fewer distractions, and living with others who share common academic endeavors are primary reasons for this requirement of freshman residence.

In short, the Institute feels that it is educationally sound practice to require students new to the campus to live in residence halls.

Smoking in the Residence Halls & Hulman Union

Smoking is prohibited in Hulman Union Building, the residence halls, and 30 feet from the entrance of any external doorways.

Visitation Policy

A. Freshman Residence Halls - Fall Quarter

Visitation by members of the opposite sex shall be permissible in student rooms of the freshman residence halls between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday during the Fall Quarter, provided that each resident is personally responsible for a proper atmosphere prevailing in the visitation area during visitation hours.

B. Freshman Residence Halls - Winter & Spring Quarters

All freshman floors, which will be defined as any floor that consists of a majority of freshmen, shall have the privilege of determining their own "weekend" visitation policies for winter and spring quarter from the following list:

  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday
  • Noon - 2:00 a.m.
  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. Friday - 2:00 a.m. Monday

Implementation of Option C permits 24-hour visitation rights, but under no circumstances does it allow cohabitation.

C. Upperclass Residence Halls

All upperclass floors, which will be defined as any floor that consists of a majority non-freshmen, shall have the privilege of determining their own visitation policy from the following options:

  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Sunday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. Friday - 2:00 a.m. Monday

Implementation of Option C permits 24-hour visitation rights, but under no circumstances does it allow cohabitation.

Procedure for Determining Visitation Option

A 2/3 majority vote by a floor shall determine which policy that floor will incorporate. If a 2/3 majority is not reached on the first ballot, then a second and final vote must be taken within 48 hours. If this 2/3 majority is still not reached, then all votes for provision C shall be included with the votes for provision B. If the 2/3 majority is still not obtained, then provision A shall be instituted on that floor.

Other Items Pertaining to Visitation

Visitors are permitted on campus and in the residence hall lounges (mainly first floor lobbies only) on a 24-hour a day basis. However, students are always personally responsible for their own behavior as well as the behavior of their guests.

A residence hall floor always has the option of selecting visitation hours which are more limiting than those offered.

Failure to conform to the above rules could mean a loss of visitation privilege for the person or persons involved; repeated violation could result in eviction from the residence hall or dismissal from the Institute.

Policy on Hall and Floor Parties

The Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs should always be made aware of the occurrence of hall parties. Residence Hall Association funds can only be obtained if residents of a hall attend an RHA meeting and report a planned hall party.

The policy on alcoholic beverages is in effect during hall parties and the students of a hall should regulate their behavior accordingly during the hall parties. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the lobbies and corridors at any time.

ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING RESIDENCE HALL STUDENTS ARE FOUND UNDER RULES OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE.

Residence Hall Information

Public Areas of the Hall

Each and every resident is responsible for the care of all public areas within the hall in which the resident lives. This includes the restrooms, hallways, and lounges. Residents of the hall may be held financially responsible for damages to the public areas of their respective hall.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours will be established on each residence hall floor. Quiet hour guidelines will include the following items:

  1. Times during which all noise (stereos, horseplay, etc.) should be kept to a minimum on school nights (Sunday-Thursday).
  2. Methods of keeping noise to a minimum.
  3. How the policy will be enforced.

The key element in a successful group living situation is "Consideration and Respect for Your Neighbor". Quiet hours are established to benefit all residents and to promote a healthy study environment.

Room Care

The room you have been assigned is for the academic year. In order to make resident living as comfortable as possible, the following regulations have been adopted.

1. Televisions are permitted in the student's room.

2. Carpeting is permitted. Those who have carpeting not provided by the school will be expected to clean their own rooms.

3. Occupants of a room may assume the housekeeping responsibilities for their room by notifying the housekeeper.

4. It will be up to those who decide to perform their own housekeeping to obtain linen from the housekeeper.

5. The occupants of any room may do their own interior decorating with the following guidelines:

a. Painting of walls, woodwork, ceiling, or other items owned by the Institute is prohibited unless specific permission is obtained from the Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs and/or Vice President for Student Affairs.
b. Permanent structural changes are not permitted (i.e., items which are bolted to the wall may not be removed, closet doors may not be removed, etc.).
c. The room must be restored to its normal condition before the occupants move out.
d. The occupants of the room will pay for damages to the room or its furnishings.
e. The occupants stand ready to assume their own housekeeping should changes in the room impede normal housekeeping by the housekeepers.

6. Those who wish housekeeping services as usual will meet the following conditions:

a. All personal items (clothing, books, etc.) must be off the floor.
b. Beds must be stripped and the dirty linen placed at one end of the bed.
c. Beds must be clear, not blocked at the ends or sides by bookshelves, stereo equipment, refrigerators, etc., or any other item which would prevent the bed from being moved so that it can be made.

Failure to abide by one or more of these provisions will mean that the room will not be cleaned that week.

7. Those wishing to sleep late on days when their rooms are scheduled to be cleaned should leave a note to the housekeeper indicating a definite time when the room may be cleaned.

8. Bottle and can collections are permitted provided they do not interfere with normal housekeeping.

9. Cooking in the resident room with anything other than a compact microwave is not permitted. A kitchen in each residence hall is provided for this purpose.

10. Waterbeds are not permitted in the residence halls.

11. Air conditioners are not permitted in the residence halls, unless already provided by the Institute.

12. Other than box springs, no furniture or furnishings will be moved in or out of a room without permission of the Dean of Student Affairs or the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

13. Occupants of a room will be held accountable for any damages to their room or its furnishings. Such damage will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs and the Controller, and charged against the occupant's account.

14. The Institute is not responsible for the condition or contents of your room while you are out. Keep your door locked when you are out.

15. The only pets permitted in the residence halls are fish. Exceptions may be granted by the student's Resident Assistant.

16. Screens may not be opened or removed from the student's window. The student will receive a warning for the first infraction and a fine of $5 for each infraction thereafter.

17. Compact microwave ovens are permitted in student rooms. They may not exceed 1.5 amps.

18. Streets signs (stop signs, yield signs, speed limit signs, etc.) are not permitted in the student's room unless the student can provide proof of ownership.

19. Grills are not permitted in or around the residence halls, except those permanetly installed outside.

20. Only heavy duty extension cords should be used. Lightweight cords may overheat and are a fire hazard. Do not run cords under carpeting, etc.

21. Cable TV is provided in the lounge and rooms of each residence hall. Tampering with the cable system is against state law. It will also lead to loss of Cable service for the residence hall involved. Exterior antennas or satellite dishes are not permitted.

Assignment of Residence Hall and Selection of Rooms

Each spring you will be asked to preference your on campus residence hall room and roommate (if you have a preference). Guidelines will be listed in the information distributed at that time.

If there is not enough residence hall space for all desiring it, the following priority system will be in effect:

1st - Freshmen

2nd - Sophomores

3rd - Juniors

4th - Seniors

5th - Off campus students

6th - Transfer students

7th - Those turning in late housing forms

The Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs reserves the right to make exceptions to this priority system.

It may be necessary to randomly draw among those requesting but not receiving housing to determine the order in which they will receive on campus housing. Placement on the housing waiting list is completely random unless an exception has been granted by the Associate Dean of Students.

Appliances

Radios, tape recorders, and stereo sets are permitted in the rooms. Exterior antennas of any sort are not permitted since they violate the insurance policy of the Institute.

Open heating elements are not permitted. Closed heating elements with a thermostatic control will be permitted - e.g., electric blankets, coffee pots, and popcorn poppers. Because of the danger of fire, halogen lights are not permitted.

Irons may be used in the laundry room only.

Lost Keys

If you have permanently lost your room key, see your Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant will issue you a new key and your lock core will be changed at a charge of $25.00. Housekeepers have been instructed not to give out keys to anyone. If you have temporarily lost your key - e.g. locked the key in your room, left it at home, etc., see the housekeeper during the day or a Resident Assistant after the housekeepers have left.

At the end of the school year you will be notified to return your room key to the Office of Student Affairs. If you do not return your key, you will be charged $25.00.  If you have any questions, contact your Resident Assistant and he or she will assist you.

Repairs in Room

If you need any repairs in your room, contact the housekeeping staff or your Resident Assistant and he or she will report the repair request to the proper staff member.

Theft Reports

If something has been stolen from your room, report it to your Resident Assistant immediately. The Resident Assistant will contact the proper staff. While the Institute is not responsible for replacement of stolen items from student rooms, we encourage you to continually give attention to the security of your valuables. You should give special attention to valuable belongings between quarters and during other break periods. Lock your door when you are out of your room.

Vending Machine/Washer-Dryer Refunds

All refunds from vending machines and washing machines will be handled by the Resident Assistant staff. When you lose money in the vending machines, report it immediately to a Resident Assistant. Then you will need to fill out an information report. The Resident Assistant, in turn, will be responsible in seeing that the refund is obtained from the vending machine company and returned to you.

General Hall Facilities

There are storage facilities in each of the residence halls. Luggage and trunks should be stored there.

There are laundry facilities in the residence halls. The washers and dryers installed there are the property of a private vendor. Laundry soap is not furnished.

Study rooms are provided in Baur-Sames-Bogart, Speed, Deming, Percopo and the New Apartment Halls for the convenience of residents.

There are vending machines in each hall which are operated and owned by local companies. These machines are placed there as a convenience to residents, and they are serviced weekly.

Liability Insurance

The Institute cannot be responsible for the personal property of its students. Insurance against fire, theft, or property damage of the personal belongings of a student, including an automobile, is the student's own responsibility.

Fire Prevention Policies

  1. Fire extinguishers, alarms and emergency lighting equipment are placed in the residence halls for the protection of the students. They are to be used for emergencies only.
  2. Tampering with any fire extinguishment device is strictly prohibited.
  3. Extension cords shall not be used as a substitute wiring.
  4. Multi-outlets are acceptable providing they are not cascaded or linked in line with one another.
  5. Open splices are prohibited (wiring such as two extension cords being wire wrapped and taped together to extend or replace a bad or short wire).
  6. A spray type fire retardant should be applied to any common combustible introduced into the living environment that deviates from Rose-Hulman provisions. This specifically includes wooden lofts.
  7. All beds should be constructed in such a manner that the sleeping surface is exitable on at least two of the four sides.

Any violation of these policies could lead to disciplinary action for the student(s) involved.

Housing Between Terms

Since the regular quarter room charge does not cover room charges between terms, students who need to remain in the residence halls during any part of the interim period will make necessary arrangements with the Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students, and charges for such service will be $5.00 per night. All residence hall policies are in effect during the break periods.