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.
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?
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.
March 3rd – 7th, all campuses, all days
Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling Agency will once again host the powerful and telling display of T-shirts created by sexually abused survivors and loved ones. Check this display out to learn more.
Self-Defense 101 (For women only)
Tuesday, March 18th, Stenstrom Center ROOM 267, 11:00am-12:00pm noon
This one time session will teach you safety techniques that are easily implemented during times of need.
Women, War and Peace
Tuesday, March 18th, WTC - Room 141/142, 6:00-8:00pm
Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. The first of five in this miniseries will be shown in partnership with the YWCA
Sister to Sister
Friday, March 21st, , 8:30am – 3:00pm, Stenstrom Center Commons
This day long program is sponsored by the Intercultural Student Service office and focuses on inspiring young minority women to believe in themselves and know that they are strong enough to overcome any obstacle, past, present, and future,with the acknowledgment of their own self-worth. (Invitation only)
The Kind Campaign: Finding Kind
Tuesday, March 25th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm , Student Center Atrium
Wednesday, March 26th, 11:00am - 12:00pm noon, Stenstrom Center Commons
The Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized movement, documentary and school program based upon the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl "crime." Join us to view the documentary.
World of Wellness
Tuesday, March 25th – LOC – 1st floor of Stewart Square, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 26th, Student Center Atrium, 11:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, March 27th, Stenstrom Center Commons, 11:00am-1:00pm
Celebrate wellness at this multi-campus event. Information regarding health-related community resources, vendors providing massages, manicures, and more will be on hand. Light refreshments will be provided.
"Take Back The Night"
Wednesday, April 9th, Student Center Atrium, 6:00-9:00pm
Join us for "Take Back The Night", an event dedicated to raising awareness for sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. This powerful and empowering event will feature a Take Back the Night campus march, survivor speak outs, live music, spoken word and guest speakers. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact Suzanne Dooley with any questions: 815-921-4286
Events are subject to change without notice.