It’s no question that a brain for STEM research comes in all nationalities that’s one thing Rose-Hulman students have in common.
It’s that campus diversity that enrollment management decided to capitalize on.
Within the past week Rose-Hulman released a video on their campus website and Youtube with the hashtag “You Are Welcome Here.”
Many universities around the nation are releasing similar videos with an open arms concept.
It can be said in many native tongues, but it’s got the same meaning in all.
It’s a campaign that’s taken off on social media sites like Twitter. A quick search for the hashtag you are welcome here brings up various campuses around the nation promoting their inclusion of international students.
“We’re bonded by the intellectual capacities that are here and the reality that it’s a hard place to study and we respect each other for that,” Jim Goecker said.
Vice President for Enrollment Management at Rose-Hulman, Jim Goecker says the video released on Youtube just four days ago coincides with the national campaign, but it’s something they’ve been planning for a while.
“We have a lot of Chinese here, we have Japanese, we have Indian, we have 19 different countries here.”
That can be seen in the video, along with faculty members who show off their foreign language skills learned overseas on assignment.
The video isn’t just a tool to recruit qualified students from overseas, but it’s a reminder to current students like chemical engineering freshman Rachel Shubella of the campus environment.
“I think rose is awesome, I think Rose is like a giant melting pot,” Shubella said.
Moving to Terre Haute from Salt Lake City Utah, Shubella has already experienced many different cultures, even living in her dorm.
“And they cook, and it’s awesome to try their food because it’s so unique and it’s so different.”
Shubella says despite what we’ve seen with the president’s travel ban, Rose-Hulman’s president addressed the campus, reminding them of their dynamic inclusion.
“But on Rose, we have to remember who we are and how unique everyone is,” Shubella said.
Fourteen percent of Rose-Hulman’s student population is from overseas. Jim Goecker says the campus spent 8 weeks preparing and filming the video.