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 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.
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.
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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 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!
Since 1999, the Foundation has funded more than $829,000 in grants to RVC faculty and staff for a wide variety of equipment and projects that enhance the learning experience for our students. To get a better idea of the broad assortment of interesting and diverse grants we’ve funded in recent years, check out our list of grants.
Unfortunately, we usually receive more requests for grants than we have funds to award. This year, the Foundation is pleased to be awarding $100,000 in grants.
For more information or if you have questions, we invite you to call Katie Peterson at (815) 921-4501.
The Foundation’s grant process occurs each fall. Any RVC faculty or staff member may submit a grant application during the dates listed below. The application requires detailed project and budget information. In November, a grant committee of volunteer RVC Foundation board members meets to carefully review all applications and determine the grant recipients based upon an established criteria:
The Foundation considers all requests. However, preference is given to academic areas. Key college administrators attend the grant selection session to provide insight and answer committee questions. College staff is not part of the voting process. Additional grant guidelines are listed on the grant application (click on the link button below).
|Grant Period Opens
||September 3, 2014
|Grant Application Due
||October 10, 2014
|Notification to Recipients
||December 1, 2014
|Grant Completion Date
||April 17, 2015
In addition to the open grant process, there is a leadership grant that was originated in honor of former RVC president, Karl Jacobs. This grant is available to faculty, staff, and students and can be used to fund everything from speakers, programs, and books, to media, training, and conference attendance. For more information click on the Karl Jacobs Grant link below.
In addition to the open grant process, the following are a group of program-specific grants:
To learn more about current funding opportunities and how to apply, we invite you to call or write to Katie Peterson at (815) 921-4501 or K.Peterson@rockvalleycollege.edu.