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.
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?
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!
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.
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:
Annette Alatorre, SC 1300
Barbara Cavanagh, SC 2108
Audra Cooke, SC 2325
Kelly Cooper, SC 2111
Amy Diaz, SC 2110
Mary Foreman, SC 2130
Kerri Langdon, SC 2144
Lynn Perkins, SC 2111
Patrick Peyer, SC 2130
Howard Spearman, SC 2116
Jennifer Wheeler, SC 1300
Classroom Building II:Robert D'Alonzo, CLII 242
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:
Robbin Snodgrass, SSB 2216
Learning and Opportunity Center
Will Ashford, LOC 202
Suzanne Dooley, LOC 204
Jessica Quisenberry, SCCE 127
Jacqueline Moss, SCCE 223
Tammy Lewis, Bell School Room 6