Rock Valley College

Welcome to RVC's Safe Zone

The "Safe Zone" symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, intersexual people and their allies. The message is that the person displaying this symbol is understanding, supportive and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, or intersexual person needs help, advice or just someone with whom they can talk.

Our Mission

The mission of the Safe Zone Program is to provide a network of safe and supportive allies to the LGBTQAI+ community at Rock Valley College. The goal of this program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information, resources, and a safe place for LGBTQAI+ persons within our campus community.


*RVC faculty and staff training only

Participation in Safe Zone is voluntary and entirely free. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Safe Zone ally, please contact the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) Office on the second floor of the Student Center on the RVC main campus at (815) 921-4116. If you are unable to reach someone directly, please send your contact information to

Safe Zones at RVC

The following is a list of Safe Zone campus contacts at RVC by building. Each person listed is a  trained Safe Zone ally and has chosen to be listed as such (name, room number).

All listed Allies have agreed to:

  • Visibly support the Safe Zone program by displaying the program sticker and responding as an ally to the questions it may prompt.
  • Provide support, information, and referral to individuals who approach a Safe Zone.
  • Continue to gain education about LGBTQAI+  issues.
  • Respect and protect the confidentiality of any LGBTQAI+ person who chooses to share.
  • Welcome and listen empathically to any LGBTQAI+  person who seeks their guidance or support.
  • Monitor individual prejudices and stereotypes about LGBTQAI+ people.
  • Maintain sensitivity to any individual language and actions that might negatively influence LGBTQAI+  people.
  • Maintain sensitivity to institutional practices that might negatively influence LGBTQAI+  people and work to change those practices.
  • Be visible and support LGBTQAI+ -positive activities.
  • Develop a more genuine and realistic professional relationship with LGBTQAI+ students, staff, or friends and family of LGBTQAI+ individuals.
  • Make a professional contribution to improving our campus environment and the lives of our students.

Main Campus

Student Center

Yvonne Busker, SC 2101
Kelly Cooper, SC 2136
Claudia Consuelos, SC 1210
Kayla Doane, Financial Aid
Mary Foreman, SC 2302
Michelle Graham, SC 2124

Casey Hauser, SC 1212
Ashli Horneij, SC 0114
Marcia Houston, SC 2110
Andrea McCauley, SC 2111s
Luevinus Muhammad, SC 1122
Jennifer Nordstrom, SC 2321
Kim Patterson, SC 2102
Claudia Siejas-Clark, SC 2314
Nancy Stinemyer-Dietz, SC 2138
Maureen Taylor, SC 2106
Lien Vu, SC 2232

Classroom Building I

Dan Blumlo, CLI 1137
Danielle Hardesty, CLI 1145
Tracy Hazen, CLI 0149
Julie Hernandez, CLI 2113
Amanda Kieper, CLI 0147
Suzanne Miller, CLI 2145
Mat Oakes, CLI 1109
Michelle Rotert, CLI 1147
Brian Wagner, CLI 1141

Classroom Building II

Robert D'Alonzo, CLII 242
Tammy Whitehead, CLII 201

Educational Resource Center

Sonnie Glusman, ERC 2420
Lisa Mehlig, ERC 2434
Anna Wandtke, ERC 2436
Rachel Warren, ERC 2424

Health Sciences Center

Dusty Kayser, HSC 1300
Amanda Lonsway, HSC 3164
Jacqueline Moss, HSC 3128

Jacobs Center for Science and Math

Joey Holmes, JCSM 1033
Grace Sparks, JCSM 0119

Spring Brook House

Katie Peterson, SBHS 107

Support Services Building

Rachel Boge, SSB 1306

Woodward Technology Center

Denise Anderson, WTC 1202
Karin Blaski, WTC 2502
Sylvia Emerson, WTC 2514
Cara Patterson, WTC 2518
Stephanie Wascher, WTC 2508

Other RVC Locations

Aviation Career Education Center

Elroy Hilbert, ACEC 1025

Bell School

Tammy Lewis, BELL 6