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!
The following sites contain information and resources on disability and/or accessibility-related issues:
AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability)
A professional organization that focuses on accessibility of persons with disabilities in post-secondary education.
Provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.
DAIS (Disability Access Information and Support)
Provides a variety of services and resources to those concerned with disability and access in higher education.
A very comprehensive site containing resources on hearing loss, Deafness, education, employment and other areas pertaining to hearing loss.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology)
Provides programs, publication and resources on a variety of topics. DO-IT promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity and participation of individuals with disabilities in education and employment.
DO-IT also features the Faculty Room, a space for faculty and administrators at post-secondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.
PepNET (Post-secondary Education Programs Network)
Assists post-secondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
We Connect Now
Created in 2008 by a former college student to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community to address important issues such as access to higher education and employment. The website has been accessed in all 50 states and in at least 10 foreign countries.
Accessible Emergency Information
Northeast Texas Public Health District developed a website with emergency preparedness information primarily for those with limited hearing and sight abilities. The website includes videos with ASL and printable content in Braille.
Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
A resource guide for students and their families which includes: Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities; Comprehensive list of recommended schools for students with disabilities, Distance learning tips, Job resources, and Other information.