Intercultural Student Services

Supporting Our Diverse Student Body

The Intercultural Student Services (ISS) office is committed to the overall development of our diverse student populations through educationally purposeful initiatives that enhance academic and personal success, student engagement, and embrace diversity and global awareness. Intercultural Student Services can enhance all aspects of your life: academic, professional, personal, social, and cultural.

We provide education, awareness and support. ISS works to advise, coach, mentor, and train you as both students and leaders. We also create special programs that establish an atmosphere of respect and success for the diverse needs of international, multicultural, first generation, LGBTQAI+, and student-athlete populations, like our First Generation Speaker Series and our initiatives for both males and females.

ISS services include:

  • Develop academic, leadership, and professional skills: We offer additional academic support; academic success workshops in study skills and critical thinking; and workshops in personal and professional development.
  • Make the most of what is available to you: Receive awards and recognitions, earn academic incentives and learn more about student scholarship opportunities.
  • Access opportunities that will transform your life: Academic coaching and success planning to help you navigate life and RVC services, and FREE college tours of transfer schools in the area— when you’re ready to move on!
  • Celebrate and explore diversity, culture, and the community around you: Network with RVC staff and community leaders and engage in cultural programs and activities, student-lead initiatives, and community service opportunities, like mentorship.

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Did you know? We support both International Students and Undocumented Students who are attending Rock Valley College.


group of students and advisors during ISS field trip

Events & Trips

Intercultural Student Services hosts a variety of on-campus events and off-campus trips to expose students to different cultures and experiences.

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