Diversity and Compliance
Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC)
All incoming freshman and transfer students must complete SPARC. In addition, student leaders and club officers, student-athletes, and student populations who are designated as "at risk" must complete SPARC annually. Fieldwork students and students who will be traveling as part of their academic program (domestic or abroad, service trips, club trips) must be trained before any such travel is authorized.
What is SPARC?
SPARC is an online training program developed by the State University of New York in partnership with the City University of New York. Its purpose is to educate members of an institution’s community, on what the policies are on sexual misconduct, how they can report incidents, and resources to assist them. The belief is that by having it housed on BlackBoard it will be easier for students to access the training and maintain a record of their compliance.
York College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments to allow qualified individuals the opportunity to participate in programs, activities, and employment. This commitment extends to campus visitors.
Affirmative Action Specialist