Rock Valley College

Personal and Success Counseling

Rock Valley College Personal and Success Counseling’s mission is to prepare students for learning and personal success throughout life.  We educate and facilitate the growth of the whole person for living, learning, and coping in an unpredictable and diverse world. We work in conjunction with our colleagues across campus toward the promotion of a healthy campus environment for all those who learn and work at RVC by providing professional outreach and educational services and by fostering collaborative relationships across the campus.

The PSC Department seeks to create and sustain a campus environment that supports the holistic development of each student and contributes to their optimal academic success by:

  • Facilitating and supporting identity development
  • Community responsibility
  • Health and wellness
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Social justice
  • Mental health development


Personal Counseling

Students will be provided assistance with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy, loneliness, or any personal concern students may be struggling with.  The Personal and Success Counselor will offer short term counseling and will provide community resources if long term counseling is the better solution for the student.

RVC Personal and Success Counseling Department has also partnered with Kp Counseling, Lantern Therapy Services, and Restore Counseling & Recovery of Rockford, who will provide reasonable payment options for students needing long term counseling needs, with or without insurance.

KP counseling       sos

Restore Counseling and Recovery                   Lantern Therapy


Success Counseling

  • Academic and personal goal setting
  • Individualized tme management and study techniques
  • GPA Recovery Strategies
  • Utilizing Learning Styles
  • Academic Success Planning
  • Financial Aid Appeals

For more information on these free services for RVC students, call (815) 921-4281.

Campus Collaboration

  • Early Alert is an optional faculty-initiated referral system that allows instructors to share academic/classroom observations of students who display early signs of the need for academic intervention. The referral is confidential and triggers the personal and success counselor to reach out to students, offering support for their academic success.
  • B.I.T. (Behavioral Intervention team) is designed to encourage a supportive, resourceful, and safe environment for the RVC community. B.I.T. coordinates a response to concerning and distressed behaviors with the intent to provide the appropriate assistance as needed. Concerns can be referred on-line, in person, or by phone.