Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society of two-year colleges, serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through academic, leadership, and service programming.
At Rock Valley College, our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is called Omicron Eta. Our chapter has a total membership numbering about 500. Every spring and fall, letters are sent out to all students eligible for membership. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in classes at RVC at the time of induction. In addition to the honor society, we have an active club of 25-30 members that is open to all students (see bottom of page).
Benefits of Membership:
Every two years, Phi Theta Kappa International unveils the Honors Study Program, which in conjunction with the International Service Program is used as the basis of chapter events and activities.
2008-2010 Honors Study Topic:
The Paradox of Affluence: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences
International Service Program:
Operation Green: Improving our Communities
Events & Activities
Awards & Recognitions
Phi Theta Kappa - The Club
Don't meet the eligibility requirements? Don't worry. You can join as a provisional member and participate in all club activities.
Advisor: Timothy Spielman (815) 921-4104