Welcome to York College

Dear Students:

You have made a wise choice in coming to York to pursue your degree. Whatever your academic major, you will find our professors, counselors, administrators and state-of-the-art facilities to be among the best anywhere. We look forward to forming a partnership with you to help you complete your degree on time and with an enriched experience.

We are committed to living up to the mandate of our Strategic Master Plan: "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." At York College we value integrity, diversity, intellectual discovery and creativity, intentional interactions, self-reflection and accountability; and civic engagement.

You will thrive in any one of our nearly 50 academic majors in York's three schools: The School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs; School of Arts and Sciences and School of Business and Information Systems. We remain steadfast in our commitment to foster a culture where research is valued not only in the sciences, but across all academic disciplines. We will encourage and nurture your participation. Among the best advice you will receive at York is to "find a mentor and do so quickly." Working with academic mentors to develop research skills will help you succeed academically.

I encourage you as well, to make yourself known in the Scholarship Office and the Office of Career Services; and keep in touch with the Academic Advisement Center to track required courses in your major and for graduation. The Academic Achievement Center is also essential for providing college-wide tutoring. Ask as well, about our Study Abroad or Study Away programs. There is scholarship available for you to participate in these experiences; and you will earn college credits.

At York we take pride in staying ahead of the trends by recognizing ideas whose time have come and initiating them. It is for this reason that York introduced the ROTC program in fall 2012, making it the first CUNY college to offer ROTC since it ended at City College nearly 50 years ago. The college offers this platform to prepare students for professional leadership whether or not they choose to enter military service. We are also a "green" campus, please help us to stay that way by disposing of your drink bottles and cans in the recycling receptacles around the campus.

Thank you for choosing York College for this important chapter in your life.

Sincerely,

Marcia V. Keizs
President

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