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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 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!
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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.
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.
*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, 2nd floor Student Center, Main Campus, 815-921-4116. If you are unable to reach someone directly, please send your contact information to email@example.com
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:
Classroom Building II:
Karl Jacobs Center for Science and Math:Amanda Benney, JCSM 2037
Woodward Technology Center:
Karin Blaski, WTC 228
Sharon Cooper, WTC 225
Physical Education Center:
DA Huff, PEC 1024
Support Services Building:
Learning and Opportunity Center
Jessica Quisenberry, SCCE 127
Jacqueline Moss, SCCE 223
Tammy Lewis, Bell School Room 6
RVC Safe Zone Cultural Competency and Training Sessions
The Intercultural Student Services (ISS) and Promoting an Inclusive Community (PAIC) Committee are hosting a two part series to train RVC Employees as a Safe Zone Ally for LGBTQAI+ persons. Part 1 is a Cultural Competency session and Part 2 is the Safe Zone Training.
Please join us to learn about the Safe Zone program and how you can make a difference by supporting LGBTQAI+ employees and students.
The Cultural Competency Session is voluntary. It is designed to give an overview of the Safe Zone program and provide information about the LGBTQAI+ Community. Topics include terminology, definitions, brief history, and current events impacting the LGBTQAI+ community. This is open to all faculty and staff.
The Safe Zone Training Session is only available to individuals who attended the Cultural Competency Session and who wish to declare themselves as a Safe Zone advocate. This session is voluntary. Your attendance to the information session does not require you to attend the training.
Please note: You are participating as an individual in the trainings and participation does not indicate an office as Safe Zone.
To register for either, or both of the events, please go to the Quarry, Human Resources, Employee Development, Professional Development, and RVC Employees.
Cultural Competency Session
Friday, Feb. 6
9am-12pm, WTC 141-142
Friday, Feb. 13
9am-11am, WTC 141-142
Please contact Sonia Reising at 815-921-4116 if you have questions.