Mission, Vision and Values
York College enriches lives and enables students to grow as passionate, engaged learners with the confidence to realize their intellectual and human potential as individuals and global citizens.
“York College will be a transformative urban institution and cultural hub”
York College/CUNY embraces integrity as a central value in all aspects of its engagement including teaching, learning, research and service. Integrity will emerge from committed, continuing and rigorous evaluation of all college policies, procedures and processes.
York College values cultivating a climate of acceptance, mutual respect and appreciation of unique differences across the human spectrum.
Intellectual Discovery & Creativity
York College values providing an intellectual environment where students and faculty will take ownership for and responsibility to excel in academic inquiry, creativity, scholarship, research, interdisciplinary collaboration and professional growth.
York College creates opportunities for productive and creative intentional interactions among the various groups of the college to foster a small college atmosphere.
Self-Reflection & Accountability
Each member of the York Community, on an ongoing basis, will reassess their effectiveness, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making and institutional effectiveness.
Each member of the York College community assumes personal responsibility and awareness of our respective communities and strives to serve the common good.