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Student Activities Calendar ImageTransfer Orientation

07/11/2019 1:27 pm

We are excited to have you join us on campus for Transfer Orientation! Taking place on Friday, August 16th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Regents Hall, Transfer Orientation is where you will learn about campus resources, meet other transfer students, connect with your new campus and current students, and begin to feel at home at Rockford University. 

To register, please go to

In the meantime, explore our website, learn more about what opportunities await, and prepare to become a part of the Rockford University community!

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, Lang Health Center and Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling invites you to a free screening of Tough Guise 2 by acclaimed anti-violence educator Jackson Katz arguing the epidemic of male violence that plagues American society needs to be understood and addressed as part of a much larger cultural crisis in masculinity.

Free screening at Scar Auditorium at 6 pm.

Hands Against Violence

01/29/2019 4:06 pm

Join Jane Addams Center in taking a stand against violence by placing your hand print on our large canvas for everyone to see and show unity.
Stop by Burpee Student Center near the den to participate between 11:30 am to 1 pm.

JACCE In Motion is visiting Heartland Farm Animal Sanctuary as part of our vegan and civic engagement initiative for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 educating Rockford University Students, volunteering and providing them an opportunity to expand their knowledge.

Space is limited.

Try veganism, get your free starter guide at:

Purple banner with white textCommunity Engagement Fair

12/03/2018 4:55 pm

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement will be hosting the 2019 Community Engagement Fair on Wednesday, March 27 from 11am to 1pm in the Burpee Student Center.

Organizations such as the Peace Corps will provide students, community members, staff and faculty with volunteer, internship and CBL opportunities that you can be apart of.

Come Support Alternative Spring Break at Chick-fil-A with your RU purple!

A donation will be made based on the sales of those who say “We’re here for Spirit Night”!

This event was rescheduled from the February 5 event due to weather.

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement will be hosting Rockford Goes Bald:

Head Shaving Event, a St. Baldrick’s event on February 27, 2019 in Regents Hall from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm.

Visit the web page here to donate, register to shave your head, and/or volunteer at the event.

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Nicole Ticknor, (Project Manager for Winnebago County’s Domestic Violence Courts), Megan Brechon, (Director of Children’s Safe Harbor, the Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation Center) and Sierra Kellen, (Project Manager for the Family Justice Center) will have a panel discussion on domestic violence followed up by a Q&A session in the Faculty Dining Room from 5 pm to 6 pm on Wednesday, February 20, hosted by the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement.

Break the silence, stop the violence!

Join the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement’s Alternative Spring Break(ASB) fundraiser at Chipotle to help students pay for their cost to travel to Starkville, Mississippi to build a home for a family in need.
Enjoy your favorite meal(s), send time with family and/or friends and help a great cause.
Show our flyer to the cashier on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Rockford University’s Alternative Spring Break to make sure 33% of the proceeds are donated to ASB.

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement invites you to learn more about how you can celebrate Black History Month, watch clips of various famous and life-changing individuals in Burpee Student Center, first floor near the den.

Black History Month was first initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who received a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is considered a pioneer in the study of African American History. He believed that truth could not be denied and reason would prevail over prejudice. Thus, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) and conceived Negro History Week in 1925.

The rise of African American consciousness in the 1960s and Civil Rights Movement led to the expansion of Black History Month, also known as African American Heritage Month, in 1976. Black History Month is preferred to most as this celebration is annually observed in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States in remembrance of important people and events across of the African Diaspora.

For more information about Black History Month visit the Library of Congress.