Speaking as a current student, it shouldn't be too much of a problem. People are generally accepting and open-minded. One's experience at Rose-Hulman will definitely be different in comparison to West/East Coast schools that are far more liberal and diverse.
In the end, it comes to being more about you than it really is about other people. Some people consider me a "flaming liberal/communist", but no one is discriminant based on political ideologies/race. From the overall sense of things, we all share the universal truth in that we are all human and thus we shouldn't put an artificial barrier in the way we see other people.
Just my two cents.