Welcome to RVC'S Safe Zone
 

The "Safe Zone" symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, intersexual people and their allies. The message is that the person displaying this symbol is understanding, supportive and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, or intersexual person needs help, advice or just someone with whom they can talk.
 

Our Mission
 

The mission of the Safe Zone Program is to provide a network of safe and supportive allies to the LGBTQAI+ community at Rock Valley College. The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information, resources, and a safe place for LGBTQAI+ persons within our campus community.
 

Training*
 

*RVC faculty and staff training only

Participation in Safe Zone is voluntary and entirely free. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Safe Zone ally, please contact the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) Office on the second floor of the Student Center on the RVC main campus at (815) 921-4116. If you are unable to reach someone directly, please send your contact information to l.diab@rockvalleycollege.edu.

Safe Zones at RVC
 

The following is a list of Safe Zone campus contacts at RVC by building. Each person listed is a  trained Safe Zone ally and has chosen to be listed as such (name, room number).

All listed Allies have agreed to:

  • Visibly support the Safe Zone program by displaying the program sticker and responding as an ally to the questions it may prompt.
     
  • Provide support, information, and referral to individuals who approach a Safe Zone.
     
  • Continue to gain education about LGBTQAI+  issues.
     
  • Respect and protect the confidentiality of any LGBTQAI+ person who chooses to share.
     
  • Welcome and listen empathically to any LGBTQAI+  person who seeks their guidance or support.
     
  • Monitor individual prejudices and stereotypes about LGBTQAI+ people.
     
  • Maintain sensitivity to any individual language and actions that might negatively influence LGBTQAI+  people.
     
  • Maintain sensitivity to institutional practices that might negatively influence LGBTQAI+  people and work to change those practices.
     
  • Be visible and support LGBTQAI+ -positive activities.
     
  • Develop a more genuine and realistic professional relationship with LGBTQAI+ students, staff, or friends and family of LGBTQAI+ individuals.
     
  • Make a professional contribution to improving our campus environment and the lives of our students.
     

Main Campus
 

Student Center

Yvonne Busker, SC 2101
Kelly Cooper, SC 2111
Mary Foreman, SC 2130
Mike Kravitz, SC 2132
Amanda Lonsway, SC 2318
Luevinus Muhammad, SC 2312
Kim Patterson, SC 2102
Jessica Quisenberry, SC 2126
Sonia Reising, SC 2301
Howard Spearman, SC 2116
Maureen Taylor, SC 2106
Jennifer Wheeler, SC 1122

Classroom Building II

Robert D'Alonzo, CLII 242
Crystal Dinwiddie, CLII 201
Julien Ehrenkonig, CLII 211
Danielle Fundora, CLII G07A
Julie Hernandez, CLII 243
Jessica Oladapo, CLII 207
Michelle Rotert, CLII 210
Cristina Szterensus, CLII 244
Becky Tidberg, CLII 111
Brian Wagner, CLII G09
Tammy Whitehead, CLII G01B

Educational Resource Center

Lisa Adame, ERC 2420
Lisa Mehlig, ERC 2420
Janna Shwaiko, ERC 2348
 

Karl Jacobs Center for Science and Math
Amanda Benney, JCSM 2037
Tracy Hazen, JCSM 2035
Matt Oakes, JCSM 2055

Woodward Technology Center
Karin Blaski, WTC 228
Sharon Cooper, WTC 225
Sylvia Emerson, WTC 230
Stephanie Wascher, WTC 222
Denise Anderson, WTC 252

Spring Brook House
Katie Peterson, SBH 101


Support Services Building
Shurice Hunter, SSB 1205
Robbin Snodgrass, SSB 2216
 

Samuelson Road Center
 

Amanda Smith, SAML 237
Jacqueline Moss, SAML 223

Bell School
 

Tammy Lewis, Bell School Room 6