2023-2024 College Catalog

Student Engagement

Rock Valley College is committed to helping its students be successful. To this end, the college provides a variety of activities and services for students. Please review the following to become familiar with how we can help students meet their goals.

Student Life

(815) 921-4183/4118

Student Life Mission Statement: Student Life exists to connect, engage, and develop Rock Valley College students in a supportive environment through positive leadership, and community building opportunities, while serving as a bridge to their future accomplishments.

Did you know that the more involved college students are in the academic and social aspects of campus life, they benefit more in terms of learning and personal development? Student Life is here to support you enhance your academic experience with various opportunities to help you get and stay engaged outside of the classroom. Our office is located on the first floor of the Student Center and while at Rock Valley College, we encourage you to: LIVE • LEARN • LEAD.

Student Clubs & Organizations

(815) 921-4184

One of the easiest ways to get and stay involved is to join an organization on campus. There are over 20 organizations from which to choose. Joining one is as easy as stopping by Student Life, giving us a call or visiting our ENGAGE website. You can start a brand new club in just a few easy steps. It’s just that simple.

For a list of current active student clubs and organizations, please go to: RockValleyCollege.edu/Clubs.

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society of two-year colleges, serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through academic, leadership, and service programming.

Rock Valley College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter is called “Omicron Eta” and inducts about 100 students each fall and spring semester. In order to be inducted, students must have completed at least 12 college credits and have earned a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Moreover, students must be enrolled at RVC during the semester they are inducted.

In addition to being the honor society, Omicron Eta is an active student organization on campus and is open to all RVC students. For more information, visit: www.PTK.org or go to: RockValleyCollege.edu/Engage and search for Phi Theta Kappa or call (815) 921-4104.

Student Lounge on the Main Campus

(815) 921-4184

The lounge is located on the first floor of the Student Center (SC), across from the First Year Experience office. It includes seating with a big screen TV, a ping-pong table, and more. We also host spur-of- the-moment activities to promote community, free discussion, and ESports activities. It’s a great place to hang out with other students when in-between classes or grabbing a bite to eat. It is also available for reservation as are the HUB, and the Student Life Organizations Room.


Your link to what is happening at RVC!
Visit our web page at: RockValleyCollege.edu/Engage where you can:

View events
Join a student organization
Meet other students
Create a profile

Student Government Association (SGA)

(815) 921-4185/4188

Purpose Statement: “To support and advocate for the students at Rock Valley College through service, leadership and civic engagement.”

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a body of students elected by their peers to serve as their voice on campus, to address student needs and interests on matters of the college and community. SGA promotes students involvement and seeks to improve their general welfare.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

(815) 921-4189/4178

Purpose Statement: “To provide educational and fun activities in order to produce an atmosphere of community at Rock Valley College.”

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is comprised of students (officers and members) who are in charge of making sure that the campus comes alive with fun, exciting, diverse, quality entertainment and enrichment all year long. Bands, magicians, comedians, poets, speakers, hypnotists and game shows – if you can name it, chances are it has been here or will be in the near future! Follow the brightly colored posters with the CAB logo to attend and participate in all that the board has planned for the community at Rock Valley College.