Rock Valley College

Chapter 29: General Campus Accessibility Information

The College is committed to ensuring that all College events, programs and facilities are accessible. Although all campus buildings and facilities are physically accessible, on occasion accessibility challenges may be encountered.

Classroom Relocation

Classes may be relocated if the building/class is not physically accessible, does not meet other disability related needs, or travel time between buildings is not sufficient.  Students who need additional time to move between buildings may need Priority Registration to accommodate this need. Students should connect with the Accommodations Specialist in situations where avoiding back-to-back courses is beyond the control of the student.

Starlight Theatre

Rock Valley College is home to one of the most beautiful and unusual open air theatre venues. The Bengt Sjostrom (Starlight) Theatre provides entertainment and enrichment for the community through numerous shows that are performed each year.  The theatre is equipped with an FM (assistive listening) system for patrons who are hearing impaired. Receivers can be checked out from the box office: (815) 921-2160.


Individuals who require short-term assistance while on campus (i.e.., getting to/from an event, parking lot, or building on campus) may check out a manual wheelchair from the Information Center during regular business hours (located on the main level of the Student Center): (815) 921-4636.  Please note that individuals must be able to operate the chair (or have a designated helper) independently.  The Starlight Theatre also has a wheelchair available for theatre patrons and it can be checked out through the box office: (815) 921-2160.

Accessible Campus Map

Much effort has been invested in ensuring that campus facilities (buildings and grounds) are accessible.  Automatic door openers, elevators, handicapped parking spaces, and the locations of other accessibility features at the main campus (Mulford Road location) can be found in the accessible campus map (Appendix F).


The well-being and safety of all students, staff, and community members is a priority.  Please refer to the following for contacts in the event of emergencies or situations requiring police or medical attention on campus:

EMERGENCY- dial 911

911 calls include medical emergencies, in-progress criminal activity, and motor vehicle accidents with injuries or unknown).

NON-EMERGENCY- POLICE, dial (815) 966-2900

Calls to this number include: medical injury reports (no response needed), reporting any criminal activity not currently in-progress, motor vehicle accidents with no injuries, any suspicious circumstance, and welfare checks.

NON-EMERGENCY - CAMPUS, dial (815) 921-4357

Calls to this number include: vehicle assists, parking questions and assistance, building or classroom access, safe walk program, non-criminal damage to property, and any other public assistance need of a non-urgent nature.

In addition, blue emergency call boxes are located throughout our campuses and when used, will connect directly to the Police department.

The Rock Valley College Police Department is located on the first floor of the Support Services Building, and can be reached at (815) 921-4357.