2023-2024 College Catalog


Department (815) 921-3801
Located: Physical Education Center (PEC) - first floor, Room 1024
Website: RVCSports.com

Rock Valley College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) which governs eligibility and competition. Rock Valley College is NJCAA DII!

Freshman eligibility: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent; during semester of competition, must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of credit leading to a degree or certificate; at end of first full-time semester, must have passed at least 12 semester hours of credit with a 2.0 GPA or better.

To remain eligible for a second season: Must have passed 24 semester hours of credit with at least a 2.0 GPA; must not have completed two seasons of intercollegiate competition in any single sport.

Other circumstances: Transfer students, part-time students, and students with college credits, who have never participated in intercollegiate athletics, should fill out a questionnaire with the respective sport under the Recruiting tab at: RVCsports.com.

Physical exams and medical forms, are required each year, before competing on a sports team.


Ten teams of men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports are offered at RVC. The RVC Golden Eagles compete in Division II levels for:
• Men’s and Women’s Basketball                       
• Men’s and Women’s Soccer                            
• Men’s Golf (Division III)
• Baseball
• Softball
• Volleyball

Men’s Golf is currently a Division III program. Many of the teams have enjoyed national prominence in recent years. RVC’s rich athletic history includes nearly 200 All-Americans and 27 National Championships.

(For more about RVC’s Athletics go to: RVCSports.com.)

Nickname: Golden Eagles
Mascot: Arvee
Colors: Navy Blue & Gold
Conference: Region IV of the NJCAA