Athletics and recreational facilities

SRC With StatueThe mission 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 website.

Men's athletic program

Cross Country Basketball Baseball
Football Indoor Track & Field Golf
Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis
Cheerleading  Cheerleading  Track and Field

Women's athletic programs

Cheerleading Basketball Softball
Cross Country Cheerleading Track and Field
Golf Indoor Track & Field  
Soccer Swimming & Diving  

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Member Schools:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Anderson University, Anderson, IN
Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
Defiance College, Defiance, OH
Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Franklin College, Franklin, IN
Hanover College, Hanover, IN
Manchester University, North Manchester, IN
Mount St. Joseph University, 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

Eligible Users

  1. Registered Rose-Hulman Students
  2. Current Faculty, Staff, Board Trustees and spouses
  3. Retired faculty, staff and spouses
  4. Alumni and spouses
  5. RHIT Temporary Employees
  6. RHIT Temporary Employees under the age of 18
  7. Wabash Valley Board of Associates and spouses
  8. Current Full Time Bon Appetit employees
  9. 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 RHIT.
  • 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 times.
  • Family members of current Bon Appetit employees and Wabash Valley board of Associates must be accompanied by an eligible user at all times.
  • All non-family guests must be accompanied by the eligible user at all times.

Process for admission

Registered Student, Faculty or Staff

  1. Present RHIT valid ID card
  2. Register Code

Alumni, Wabash Valley Board of Associates, Bon Appetit employee, spouse, dependent 18 years of age or older

  1. Go to Human Resources (Moench A 113) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and complete User Information and Wavier Form.
  2. Bring completed form signed by Human Resources to SRC
  3. Register Code

Family Members of Rose-Hulman students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and alumni

  1. 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 members.
  2. 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 Affairs Office.
  3. 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.
  4. Hours for family use of the SRC are the same as regular users.


  1. Guests are allowed to use the SRC when accompanied by an eligible user (host). An eligible host is one of the following:
    1. Active Faculty/Staff and Spouse/Dependents 18 years of age and older
    2. Retired Faculty/Staff and Spouse/Dependent 18 years of age and older
    3. Full-Time Rose-Hulman Student
    4. Board of Trustees and Spouse
  2. 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.
  3. 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 facility.
  4. The host must present a valid I.D. upon registering at the front desk.
  5. Guests may not check out equipment. Equipment used by guests is the responsibility of the host.
  6. 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.


  1. 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 racquetball courts.
  2. 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 Seth Woodason, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports and Athletic Facilities, by e-mail (, phone (812-877-8068), or in person, and must be accompanied by written documentation concerning the reservation. All reservations will be confirmed via email.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Cancellations/no shows
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.

Facility regulations

1. General
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 facility.

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.

2. Courts
Individuals using the facility are required to wear tennis shoes or nonmarking shoes.

Individuals wearing street shoes are not permitted on any courts within the facility.

Individuals with bare feet are not allowed on any court areas.

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 Recreation Center.

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 only.

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 permitted.

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 board.

Diving is not permitted until the previous diver clears the area.

Divers are required to swim to the nearest side after completing a dive.

All injuries should be reported to the lifeguard immediately.

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 prohibit diving.

Emergency telephone numbers are located by the phone in the pool office.

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 community use.

Intramural and recreation fields scheduling priority will be given to Intramural Sports. All other use is on a first come, first served basis.

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 courts.

Skateboards, roller blades, or bicycles are NOT permitted.

Players are expected to observe all rules of tennis etiquette.

  • no profanity
  • no loud conversations
  • no chasing balls on the other courts while play is in progress
  • 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 permitted.

The SRC Facility Manager must approve lessons and reservations.

6. Boulder Wall
Boulder Wall Policies

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.

Intramural athletics

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 their abilities.

Activity calendar

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.


  1. 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.
  2. The Intramural Director shall rule on all questions of eligibility.
  3. Contests in which a protest is sustained by the Protest Board shall be replayed from the time the protest occurred.
  4. There will be no protest concerning the judgment of the official.
  5. 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 reasons:

  1. 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.
  2. Any team that forfeits two games will be dropped from the remainder of the schedule. (Subject to change.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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 involved