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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.
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!
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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
A variety of clubs are organized and operating on campus. These clubs engage in numerous activities, including field trips and social activities. The clubs in existence may vary from semester to semester, depending on student interest.
Current Clubs at RVC include:
A brief club explanation or mission statement is included for each club.
The purpose of the organization is to promote awareness of Latin American cultures through social, cultural, and community events. Membership is open to all with interest in Hispanic cultures.
Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a fun, safe, and inexpensive sport where participants wear medieval or fantasy-themed clothing and fight with foam-padded weapons. The rules are easy to learn, and after a few practices, you'll be hooked!
Black Student Alliance Club (BSA) aims to bring awareness, have fun, and educate about topics that impact or enhance our culture. The club has institutional membership with the NBSU (National Black Student Union), a nationally recognized organization.
CAB exists "to provide educational and fun activities to produce an atmosphere of community at Rock Valley College."
An audition choir that practices a variety of musical styles and performs throughout the community.
RVC Circle K (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university communication service, leadership development and friendship organization in the world.
The Dental Hygiene club promotes the importance of oral health in the community through volunteering.
Discussion, research, guest speakers, and events related to the field of Economics.
Formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). We are a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
A weekly meeting where people who love to learn about history come together and discuss events, societies, and ideas that have shaped history.
A gathering of students, from all walks of life, that works together to develop ways to service others by engaging in life together in a purposeful way.
A student led, interdenominational organization, and chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at RVC strives to establish a witnessing community of students who grow toward maturity as disciples of Christ through fellowship, prayer, and Bible studies.
A place to foster understanding of Islam in an interfaith setting.
To educate its members and the greater community as to the Arts of Japanese Animation "Anime", Japanese Graphic Novels "Manga", Japanese Video Games, any related multimedia, and their greater cultural significance.
As the LDSSA club we plan and participate in numerous social, religious and educational activities throughout the course of the school year. This includes weekly fellowship and study of religious topics and service projects throughout the school year.
MEPA supports the pursuit of academic success by providing an interdisciplinary platform where its members both attend events and engage in activities relevant to the unique cooperation of mathematics, physics and engineering disciplines.
Our purpose is to allow Rock Valley College students to bowl and compete at a collegiate level while building good team relations and sportsmanship.
The Fast Pitch Softball Club is dedicated to providing students of RVC and the Rockford metropolitan community an opportunity to play and experience the great game of fast pitch softball.
The Multicultural club is a domestic and international club that focus on cultural diversity on campus and in the community.
A club based on the interest to mold RVC students into leading music educators for generations to come.
A literature club meant to provide a community of those who are interested in the art of literature.
Honors organization dedicated to leadership, fellowship, and service.
To explore theology and different religions in a respectful and informative manner.
The Right Place To Start program is designed to give intensive academic and personal support throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.
Rock Out is a place for LGBTQAPF etc.. peoples and friends to come together in a safe judgement free environment to find support, friends and "family" through activities, discussions, and simply hanging out.
The RVC Film Society invites all students to gather view, critically appreciate, and discuss film, documentary, and other types of video production.
We are a club where FUN comes first. No matter if you know how to hoop or not, join us. We'll learn how to dance with hula hoops and do tricks - together.
This organization is for students interested in a career in pharmacy.
Rockford Cocoaheads is a club where members teach tutorials and brainstorm IOS and Mac OSX topics. Meets secopnd Tuesday of each month at RVC.
The purposes of this organization shall be to foster leadership development through the coordination of academic and social awareness abilities.
RVC EDT is a Performance Dance Team for halftime of the 2013/2014 men's and women's basketball games, utilizing a variety of dance styles including jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and poems. The team will also perform at various RVC and community events.
We are a group of student veterans within the RVC community getting together to help one another exceed in school. We also provide support to those students returning back to school from the military and adjusting back to civilian life.
To promote awareness of sustainable energy opportunities and explore various activities related to the sustainable energy community.
SGA's mission is "To support and advocate for the students at Rock Valley College through service and leadership."
SRES is the place for RVC's green community, sharing information about sustainability-themed events, as well as organizing informal meetings and generating ideas and feedback about sustainability projects.
Club holds weekly meetings where club members play various table top games. Some examples include D&D, clue, monopoly, etc.!
The club is a video game club that plays video games and discusses video games in general.
To educate those of the Rock Valley College community and the Rockford community and beyond on the impact philosophy has had and can have on us all.
We are a group of students who love to get out onto the field with a bunch of friends and play Ultimate Frisbee. We love improving our game, having a good time, and occasionally attending tournaments. Ultimate Frisbee is our passion!
Student life would like to recognize, encourage and reward student volunteerism. The Student Volunteer Incentive Program is a collective effort from those who contribute to the student life experience –promoting engagement and community.
Our purpose is to allow Rock Valley College students to bowl and compete at a collegiate level, while building good team relations and sportsmanship.
Women's Choir is an on-campus auditioned female ensemble that performs standard and contemporary choral literature written exclusively for women's voices.
If you are a current RVC student who wants to learn more about the clubs and organizations offered at RVC, we encourage you to check out Goose Groups! You will need your RVC log-in (student ID # and password) to access Goose Groups.
Is your club planning to host an event? You will need to review the Student Club Event forms and determine which ones may be necessary for your event.
This guide is designed to familiarize the club’s leadership with the rules and policies related to Student Clubs, thereby helping the club to be successful. It was created to serve as a resource to you and your club advisor. It will provide direction and information necessary to make your leadership role a pleasant one. Student groups are afforded privileges as recognition of the importance of the out-of-class experience. These privileges are reserved for all registered clubs that are in good standing with the Student Life office and Rock Valley College.