For more than 167 years, our alumni have made their mark. Supported with rich academic opportunities, practical experiences, and global perspectives, our students have always left Rockford University with the knowledge, values, and skills to inform their lives and change the world.


The University is also a key contributor to the local economy. According to a study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., Rockford University, through direct and indirect stimuli, generates a $118 million impact on the region’s economy each year; it’s a mutually beneficial relationship.

The Case for Providing for Current Needs

As part of our campaign, we can’t lose sight of the Charter Fund, the University’s annual fund. The Charter Fund helps fuel everything that is essential to the Rockford University experience—from teaching to technology to scholarships.

Bolstering the Charter Fund will create a stronger University. A stronger University, in turn, will strengthen the region and the world.

Rock Solid Stories

“As a Jane Addams Fellow, I completed 120 hours of community service,” explains Mayra Rodriguez ’16. “Volunteering was a great way to open doors, open my eyes, and get involved.”

“Rockford University prepares students to step out and change the world,” says Professor Mary Weaks-Baxter, faculty coordinator of the Community-Based Learning Program. “Our work stems from a legacy of service. Today, 50 percent of our students complete at least one course of study that includes a community-based learning element.”