Rockford, Illinois
Intercultural Student Services


Intercultural Student Services (ISS) provides education, awareness and support to a growing number of underrepresented and underserved student populations at Rock Valley College. ISS is designed to advise, coach, mentor, train leaders, and create special programs that establish an atmosphere of respect and success for the diverse needs of international, multicultural, LGBTQAI+, first generation, and student athlete populations.


Mission Statement

The ISS Office is committed to the overall development of our underrepresented and underserved student populations through educationally purposeful initiatives that enhance academic/personal success, student engagement, and the opportunity to embrace diversity/global awareness.



Sonia Reising, Coordinator of Intercultural Student Services

Mary Foreman, International Student Coordinator

Lamis Diab, Administrative Assistant


Advising Requirement

As an RVC student you are required to meet with an academic advisor each semester until you reach 18 college credits. 

Please discuss this requirement with an academic advisor at the end of your new student Educational Planning Session if you believe this requirement should not apply to you.

Contact Us

RVC Main Campus
Student Center 2nd Floor
(815) 921-4116

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