The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), is a vibrant and growing collaboration between the state’s 48 community colleges. An initiative of the community college Presidents, this Network brings community colleges together to expand employment opportunities, improve human and environmental health, foster community engagement and accelerate market competitiveness to drive Illinois’s emerging green economy.
Rock Valley College joined IGEN (then known as ICCSN) in March 2010. Starting with the January 2010 RVC Board of Trustees meeting, the college began disclosing sustainable and "green" activities as part of the update to the Facilities Master Plan. As a member of IGEN, Rock Valley College strives to infuse sustainability into curriculum, while taking green measures in operations, such as reducing printing and energy costs across the college.