Personal & Success Counseling

Our 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 seek to create and sustain a campus environment that supports the holistic development of each student and contributes to their optimal academic success through community responsibility, health and wellness, multicultural awareness, social justice, and mental health development – to name a few.

Want to get connected? Schedule an appointment with a team member today.

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Contact Us

  • Personal & Success Counseling
  • (815) 921-4101
  • RVC Main Campus
    Student Center, Room 2110/2111
  • Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays focus on mental health education and awareness as well as personal, physical, and emotional health and overall well-being. Kevin Polky of KP Counseling leads these one-hour discussions on various wellness topics including suicide prevention, stress management, and mental health awareness.

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Career Closet

RVC Career Closet is located at CLII 219 and is available by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact RVC Dean of Students at (815) 921-4101. 

Students can select 3 FREE clothing items (suit, jacket, blazer, pants, skirts, blouses, shirts, dress, etc.) and up to 2 FREE accessories (purse, bag, ties, scarves, shoes, jewelry, belt, etc.) during each visit.

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HOUSE Liaison

If you have housing-related concerns, please contact RVC Dean of Students directly at (815) 921-4101. The office is located on Main Campus, in the Student Center, Second Floor.

As of August 1, 2022, each institution of higher education is required to designate a member of staff to serve as a HOUSE liaison to homeless students.

An estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness; 700,000 are unaccompanied minors.

  • Sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or other reasons
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of other sufficient accommodations
  • Staying in an emergency or transitional shelter
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, or similar setting

Your Mental Health Matters

Online Screening

With a brief, self-assessment screening, you can determine if you or a loved one should connect with a behavioral health professional. (Behavioral health includes mental health, substance use, etc.) This online screening tool is completely anonymous and confidential, and will provide you with results and key resources.

Access the Screening Questionnaire

Online Counseling

With BetterMynd, get mental health counseling from the privacy and convenience of your laptop or smartphone. Enrolled students get three, FREE sessions per academic year! These 50-minute, live video-sessions are private, confidential, and take place online. Sessions are available during the day, night, and weekends.

Register for Online Counseling


The following organizations have partnered with us to provide reasonable payment options for students needing long-term counseling needs, with or without insurance:

Additional Resources

For life-threatening or severe emergencies, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency department.
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Report a Concern

It's important that everyone feels welcome in our community. If you have any concerns, please reach out using our reporting process and our teams will respond appropriately.

File a Report or Complaint


Eagles Nest Food Pantry

Our on-campus food pantry supports our Golden Eagles family. Learn how you can request (or donate) food and personal care items.

Eagles Nest Food Pantry