Rockford, Illinois

ISS Programs

Athletic Support Program

The Athletic Support Program will encompass targeted advisement workshops, opportunities for athletes to address first year hurdles/various student athlete challenges, and mentoring.

  • Athletic Mentor Program
  • Athletic Registration
  • Mentoring

Right Place to Start (RPS) Program

The Right Place to Start (RPS) program at Rock Valley College is a grant funded program, through the office of Representative Chuck Jefferson that is coordinated within the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) office.

The RPS program is designed to give intensive academic and personal support to RVC students who graduated from a Rockford Public School 205 high school or currently reside in the RPS 205 district. Acceptance into the program is based on a student profile review and department coordinator approval.

All participants are required to take Student Development (STU) courses, meet with a Life Coach for 1-on-1 and/or group discussions. RPS students have opportunities to attend a college tours and earn incentives by participating in RPS sponsored programs

*Stop by the ISS office located on the 2nd Floor of the Student Center, or call the ISS office at 815-921-4116.

LOC Student Transition

This group of students who began their RVC career at the LOC site and are now taking classes on the main campus will receive support from ISS.

International Students

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Proactive Outreach Program

Our Proactive Outreach Program will contact any and all ISS students matching any of the following:

  • Academic Probation
  • Financial Aid Appeals
  • Academic Recovery Plans
  • Low mid-term grades
  • Near Graduation
  • Registration Support