Rockford, Illinois

PAIC (Promoting an Inclusive Community)


PAIC Mission Statement

To lead the College community by enhancing and sustaining an institutional culture of equity and social justice that fosters diversity and inclusion.  

To support this mission statement, the PAIC committee has the following goals:


  • Advocate for diverse populations and their needs.
  • Advocate for college action in response to identified needs regarding equity and inclusivity.

Institutional / Program Assessment
  • Use the assessment results of PAIC work to inform institutional change.
  • Identify institutional gaps related to the college climate.  

Programming / Development
  • Implement needed programming and professional development opportunities.
  • Support new and existing programming and professional development. 

  • Serve as a resource that supports increased awareness and understanding of diversity related issues.
  • Collaborate with community partners.

Focus Areas


2013-2015 LGBTQA+
2011-2013 Latinos/Latinas
2009-2011 African-Americans


Meet the members of PAIC!




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.

Learn more about Safe Zone.



Congratulations to RVC PAIC!

Congratulations to the Rock Valley College PAIC (Promoting An Inclusive Community) committee, who received the YWCA Racial Justice Award at the annual YWCA Leader Luncheon on March 3, 2014. The Racial Justice Award recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to promoting racial justice and are working toward the elimination of racism.