Rockford, Illinois

Mission Document

Three women enjoying a walk across the RVC bridge.
Vision Statement

As our community’s college, we make a difference through teaching, learning and leading.

Mission Statement

Rock Valley College is an educational leader in providing quality, accessible, lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment, and support for economic and technological development.

We accomplish our mission by providing the highest quality programs and services to:

• Prepare our students for successful transfer, competitive employment, professional and personal growth
• Foster innovative, collaborative relationships to advance a seamless educational system, an appreciation of the arts economic, and technological development
• Provide leadership in developing a nurturing culture that values learning, honors and respects each individual, uses resources responsibly

Core Values

Learner-Centered Community
We are dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities that foster student success.

Mutual Respect
At all times, we uphold the dignity of each individual by being ethical, respectful, fair, and courteous in our communication and actions.

By setting high expectations, we promote excellence in teaching and learning. We are service-centered and hold ourselves and each other accountable.

We promote, celebrate and accept diversity, including cultural and ethnic diversity, diversity of thought, and diverse views of others.

We value working together and with the community in innovative, enriching partnerships.

We anticipate change and explore creative approaches to address the future.

Public Trust
We honor the trust placed in us by the public and uphold it through quality of service, integrity of actions, and efficient use of resources.