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.
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.
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?
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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!
The Rock Valley College Police Department (RVCPD) was originally formed as the Department of Public Safety and Assistance on November 17, 1969. RVCPD officers attend the same academy training, possess the same police authority, and are held to the same standards as "police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including the power to make arrests on view or on warrants" as stated in 110 ILCS 805/3-42.1.
RVCPD officers attend continual in-service training on various law enforcement related topics to remain current on tactics, laws, court decisions, emergency medical response, best practices, etc.
RVCPD officers patrol RVC properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when the College is closed during Winter Break.
RVCPD offers the below listed services to our campus community:
As an integral part of our diverse college community, we serve as professional police and emergency responders. We proudly contribute to a safe learning environment and support the mission of Rock Valley College through diligent patrol, outreach, awareness programs, and community partnerships.
It is our vision to maintain and enhance the confidence and trust of those we serve, while continually expanding and strengthening our partnerships with the students, faculty, and staff of Rock Valley College and the employees of this department, in identifying problems, developing solutions, and establishing realistic priorities and policies.
INTEGRITY: Integrity is the hallmark of the Rock Valley College Police Department. We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships.
RESPECT: We treat all persons with dignity, respect, and courtesy.
SERVICE: We provide quality service in a professional, efficient, and accessible manner.
FAIRNESS: We treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the educational population we serve.