The safest place to be during any storm is inside a secure structure. Most injuries occur as a result of broken glass and flying debris. RVC emergency warning sirens will be sounded after a tornado warning has been issued. RVC video monitors will automatically display a tornado warning screen and broadcast
the national Weather Service message.
College is a time of meeting new people, exploring relationships and learning how to set healthy boundaries.
Sometimes relationships can become controlling. There are signs/red flags that indicate an unhealthy relationship, and tips for protecting yourself.
Red Flags: jealousy, blaming, quick attachment, need to control, putting conditions on the relationship, humiliation, belittling, and intimidation.
Tips to getting out of a controlling relationship: set boundaries, be clear and decisive.
If your gut tells you something is wrong it probably is. Get help. Sometimes talking to someone else can help you recognize red flags. At RVC you can contact the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at (815) 921-4270, an RVC counselor at (815) 921-4091, the college's Title IX Coordinator at (815) 921-4187, or the RVC Police Department at (815) 921-4350 to learn about your options and available resources.
Did you know?
If for some reason you feel unsafe walking to and from your vehicle, call the RVC Police at the non-emergency number (815) 921-4350 and ask for an officer to accompany you.
Help the Rock Valley College Police Department keep our campus safe by doing the following:
Immediately report suspicious activity to RVC police at (815) 654-4357.
Stay on the phone with the dispatcher until the police arrive. If you believe your life is in danger, attempt to leave the area and find a safe place until help arrives. Do NOT approach or attempt to apprehend the person(s) involved.
If it feels like harassment it probably is, but how do you know for sure and what can you do about it?
At Rock Valley College we are committed to providing an environment free from sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance.
If you, or a peer, are a victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, or discrimination you are encouraged to seek the assistance of RVC Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students, Terrica Huntley.
The Title IX coordinator will:
Terrica Huntley, Dean of Students
Any concerning or distressed behaviors that you feel should be brought to the attention of BIT or an RVC staff member.
Anyone in the RVC community (students, faculty, staff, self-referral)
Complete an online referral form or call the BIT at (815) 921-4270.
Have you ever asked yourself what you should do if there was an armed attacker on campus?
1. Your best option is to evacuate or escape the area if it is safe to do so. Get as much room between you and the attacker as possible.
2. If the attacker is close or blocking the area of escape, the best option may be to lock the door of the room you are in, shut off the lights and pile furniture in front of the door. Move to an area of the room that cannot be seen from the door.
Now, while you are hiding in the room, alone or with others, make a plan. What will you do if the attacker forces their way into the room?
3. Last resort, whether alone or with a group; if all else fails, fight and attack.
Did you know?
Alcohol: Depressant; Long-term effects—heart disease, cancer, liver, and brain damage, pancreatitis.
Bath Salts: A stimulant; one of the latest designer drugs, illegal in Illinois but legal in most states. Long-term effects— fairly new drug, no long-term effects recorded in humans.
Marijuana: Cannabis, is the most widely available and used illegal drug in the U.S.
K2 Herb: (synthetic cannabis). Long term-effects, still being studied, none recorded in humans.
Nicotine: Long-term effects— lung disease and other health concerns. In Illinois, tobacco use claims 16,600 lives and costs the state $4.1 billion in health care bills each year.
Did you know a drug conviction could impact your student financial aid?
Keep your mind and body clear of alcohol and other drugs so you can make more informed choices.
Rock Valley College Police Emergency: (815) 654-4357
Call for a quick response to a dangerous or threatening situation.
Rock Valley College Police Non-emergency: (815) 921-4350
Call when your vehicle won't start, you're locked out of your vehicle, or you need a safe walk to and from your vehicle.
Rockford Police (off campus situations): (815) 987-5800
Behavior Intervention Team (BIT): (815) 921-4270
Call to share concern for someone's emotional, mental, or physical well-being.
Student Counseling: (815) 921-4091
Call for personal and success counseling.