Rockford Student Life

Rockford University is home to approximately 1,000 undergraduate students according to the 2011-2012 Fact Book. About 53% of undergraduate students at Rockford University are female and about 47% of undergraduate students at Rockford are male.



The number of undergraduate students who live on-campus at Rockford University varies, however the majority of First-Year students live on-campus. In 2011, 75% of Rockford University freshmen lived in on-campus housing. Overall, 34% of Rockford University undergraduates lived on-campus in 2011.

There are 10 on-campus dormitory facilities at Rockford University.



Rockford University competes in NCAA Division III athletics in the Northern Athletics Conference. About 25% of Rockford students participate in intercollegiate athletics every year.

The NCAA Division III athletics that are offered at Rockford University include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor & outdoor)
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball


Intramural sports are also available at Rockford. Intramural sports are non-cut sports (everyone can participate) in which students compete with other students or teams at Rockford University. Intramural sports at Rockford include:

  • Flag Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Dodgeball
  • Bags
  • Ping Pong
  • Badminton


Clubs and Organizations

Student activities are an essential part of Rockford University. Rockford offers a wide variety of student organizations and clubs to complement the academic side of Rockford University. Student Activities implements programs and services that serve the Rockford University community that foster a fun and engaging environment for students to learn and grow interpersonally through entertainment, clubs and organizations, leadership development, and educational programming.


Rockford University has 22 registered student clubs and organizations as of 2012. Some of Rockford’s student clubs and organizations include:

  • Hip Hop Club
  • Multicultural Club
  • Psych Society
  • Rockford University Literary Magazine
  • Rockford University Swim Club
  • Society of Artistic People
  • Rockford University Radio Station