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?
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Take a stand against racism with Rock Valley College and the YWCA. Community members as well as RVC staff, faculty and students are invited to show their support in the stand against racism by attending any or all of three different events at three RVC locations.
Tuesday, April 22, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
RVC's Main Campus – Student Center Atrium (3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford)
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Native Son Meets Sister Outside: Navigating Identities in Audre Lorde and James Baldwin
Panelists will discuss Lorde and Baldwin's work, why the writers are important, intersectionality, activism, and advocacy.
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Conversation and Open Mic- The audience can reflect upon the panel and explore the question, "How are you or could you be an activist and/or advocate?"
Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
RVC's Learning & Opportunity Center, Stewart Square
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - Begin at the LOC on the corner of South Main Street & West State Street for a march around downtown Rockford.
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. at the LOC Lounge - Conversation about the march and standing against racism.
Thursday, April 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
RVC's Stenstrom Center (4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford)
Open mic to voice your support of the Stand Against Racism™, or share a favorite quote, or read the YWCA's Pledge; also music and short videos.
All events are free and open to the community.