Student Resources

Academic Advisement Center

The Academic Advisement Center, located in Room AC-2C01, houses professional academic advisors who provide comprehensive advisement to entering freshmen and students who have not declared a major.

Academic Advisors assist students to:

  • make decisions related to their academic careers at York College,
  • choose an appropriate schedule of classes,
  • understand graduation requirements, and their impact on the choice of courses,
  • begin to develop an academic plan persisting to graduation,
  • understand York College programs, policies, procedures and resources,
  • think about life goals, values, abilities, interests and limitations, and
  • explore various majors and potential opportunities available after graduation.

In addition, the Center houses: (1) three academic Liaisons, who provide support to the faculty and staff members of the different departments and schools of the college, and (2) the Coordinator for DegreeWorks, the student audit program.

For information, visit the Academic Advisement Center in Room 2C01, or contact us at Tel: 718-262-2280 or email: advisement@york.cuny.edu.

Collaborative Learning Center

York College Collaborative Learning Center aims to provide tutoring that assists, deepens, and enriches students' learning and understanding of course content materials.

About the Collaborative Learning Center

The Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) is the result of a merger between the Academic Achievement Center and the Writing Center, in an effort to centralize tutoring services across campus. The CLC supports students academically at all levels and in all disciplines, except Physics. The Center is staffed by College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified tutors and CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellows.

Mission Statement

The Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) provides comprehensive, centralized tutorial services to all registered York College students, and endeavors to help students develop the necessary skills which will enable them to succeed in their college-level classes and future careers. The CLC's knowledgeable, courteous and caring consultants encourage higher levels of thinking and learning, offer an individualized, systematic, and structured learning experience. Our trained consultants work with students to increase their understanding of course content materials, develop study and learning strategies, and facilitate students in improving their grades, which leads to higher student retention rates.

Our mission, therefore, is to enhance students' academic performance, deepen their satisfaction with their academic experience, and increase the retention rate at York College.

Freshman Year Experience (FYE)

The mission of the Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Program is to assist in promoting the successful transition, achievement, and retention of first-year students to college life at York. FYE is a comprehensive program of academic and co-curricular activities. The FYE program components include Freshman Advisement, The Freshman Reader, Freshman Orientation, Week of Welcome (WOW)/ Spirit Week, Convocation, First-Year Seminar/ SD110, Early-Alert System, Civic Engagement, Mentoring, and "The Freshman Pledge."

The Freshman Reader Program

The Freshman Reader Program is designed to provide first-year students with a shared academic experience and to introduce them into an educational community where intellectual engagement is fostered and valued.

The program utilizes a common book that entering freshman are given and required to read during the summer. The book is then utilized in various freshman classes and activities during the academic year.

Mentoring Program

The York College Mentoring Programis a resource to assist students with their academic and social adjustment needs to the college. The mentoring program is open to all enrolled students from all majors, especially incoming freshman. Participating students are paired with an academically successful upperclassman or faculty/staff member with similar interests, who want students to do their best in College.

Program activities include, training sessions, mentor/mentee meetings, monthly "meet and greets" and other events. Assessment of the mentoring program's success includes comparing participating students' GPA with non-participating students. And we will also compare first-year retention rates of participating students with non-participants.

Service-Learning Program

Service-Learning at York College is a teaching and learning method that engages and encourages students to make meaningful connections between course content and real-life experiences through service and community-based research. York College's aim is to deepen student learning, while increasing students' level of community engagement and responsibility.

Early-Alert System

This intervention program is designed to connect students to campus support services to ensure their academic success at the college. Moreover, the Early-Alert System serves as a resource for faculty to report and refer, at any point during the semester, students who are experiencing difficulty in their respective courses to a supportive service program and/ or office. Utilizing a web-based program, the reporting instructor selects from several indicators (i.e. attendance, class participation, mid-term/final grades, and behavioral misconduct, etc.) that describe the area(s) of concern and then a message is generated and sent (email) to the appropriate office and/ or program. The student is also alerted that he/ she has been referred for support services. The office and/ or program that receives the reporting faculty feedback can intervene and assist the student in correcting his/ her poor performance or behavior.

Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart is a national early education organization and a part of the Division of Student Development at CUNY York College that recruits and trains full time college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Jumpstart Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive professional-caliber training to help them implement Jumpstart's outcome-based program, promote children's school success, and build family involvement. At York College all students are eligible to participate and become a Jumpstart Corps member. There is no GPA requirement and all academic majors are welcomed. Through Financial Aid qualified students have the potential to earn Federal Work-Study award money during term of service, and will be eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service term based on the hour's commitment level.

Corps members commit to an intensive training program whose purpose is to make a substantial impact in the life of a young child. During the school year, Corps members participate in the following activities:

Serve part-time, 8-12 hours per week, during the school year, including:

  • Jumpstart sessions with team and small groups of children, 4 hours per week (two sessions per week for two hours each);
  • Team planning meetings and session preparation, which includes planning, reflection, and/ or training, 2-3 hours per week;
  • 2-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day;
  • 1 hour of individual planning and preparation for Jumpstart sessions.
  • Communicate with children's family.
  • Participate in intensive pre-service and on-going trainings.
  • To learn more visit the Jumpstart office AC-1E01 telephone: 718.262.2269 or visit Jumpstart Program website.

York College Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation

Athletics Mission

York College places equal importance on the goals and objectives of the competition and spectatorship and fosters an atmosphere of collegiality and competitiveness and a "love and enjoyment of the sport," not merely competition for the extrinsic award.

The York College Cardinals are guided by the principles of sportsmanship, mutual respect and discipline and are challenged to achieve as individuals and members of their respective teams. To this end, the college places greatest emphasis on in-region, regular season competition and CUNYAC championship. At no time, do the goals and objectives of competition out-weigh the student athletes' physical, mental and emotional well-being.

York College embraces the philosophy of Division III competition and honors academics first and athletics second. Student athletes at York College are encouraged to be scholar-athletes as evidenced by the academic good standing requirements of the college, which exceeds the minimum grade point average for graduation and applies to all athletes regardless of curriculum level.

About Athletics

York College, home of the Cardinals, competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III competition and is part of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). The Cardinals are also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

York College offers 17 varsity sports and 1 club sport:

Men's Sports

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Women's Sports

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Club Sports

Mixed Cheerleading

Brief History

The Cardinals have captured 31 CUNYAC Championships in their history, with the most coming from Men's Outdoor Track with seven. In 2010, York took home five conference titles, the most in school history for one season.

Facilities

York College offers numerous athletic facilities on its campus including:

  • 2,500-person capacity Gymnasium
  • Heated locker rooms
  • Indoor Track
  • Fitness Center & Weight Room
  • Six-lane heated Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Athletic Field with Throwing Cages
  • Six Tennis Courts & Three Handball Courts
  • Six-lane Outdoor Track (under construction)
  • Turf Soccer Field (under construction)

Athletic Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, a student must:
1. Meet the admissions requirements of the college.
2. Be a full-time matriculated student carrying at least 12 degree credits (or equated credits).
3. Meet the minimum requirements for good academic standing and making reasonable progress toward a degree.
4. Comply with NCAA Division III rules and regulations, as well as meeting conference eligibility requirements.
5. Student-athletes are eligible to compete for four seasons of intercollegiate competition in any one sport, spanning 10 full-time semesters (15 quarters) of college attendance.

Sports Medicine coverage is provided to all York College athletes by the Athletic Trainer (AT) or certified Athletic Trainer. The AT acts in conjunction with the Office of Public Safety in case of emergency or injury.

Athletics Department general contact number for all coaching staff is 718-262-5114.

Media

Website: yorkathletics.com
Facebook: facebook.com/yorkathletics
Youtube: youtube.com/yorkathletics
Twitter/ Instagram: @yorkcardinals

Recreation & Intramurals

Recreation

The following facilities are available to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of York College during specified hours. Recreation Schedules are available prior to the start of each semester and reflect the normal hours of operation. A copy of the schedule can be obtained at the Recreation and Intramural Office in HPE Room P109B, or by visiting our website at www.yorkathletics.com.

  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor Track
  • Fitness Center
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Field
  • Tennis Courts (seasonal)

Recreation Rules

  1. Valid York ID must be presented to Recreation staff in order to use the recreational facilities. ID will be held until completion of workout.
  2. Proper attire must be worn at all times: Gymnasium – tee shirt, shorts or sweatpants and sneakers. Swimming Pool - Nylon or Lycra swimsuits only (no basketball shorts or cut-offs).
  3. No outside food or drink is permitted in the recreation facilities.
  4. Lockers are available on the lower levels and are for daily-use only.
  5. Personal belongings, such as coats, bags, books etc. are not permitted to be left in the recreational spaces.
  6. All participants must adhere toYork College's code of conduct.
  7. Clothes are to be changed in community locker rooms only, or faculty locker rooms as assigned.

Intramurals

The York College Athletic Department hosts a wide range of athletic intramural events throughout the academic year. These activities and events are designed for the participation, recreation, and enjoyment of the entire campus community including faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students. It is our goal to actively promote college community engagement through health and recreational activities which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Run For Fun Race
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Dodgeball

All activities are co-ed. Please refer to our website, and postings campus-wide, for the intramural schedule of events.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating or registering for an event, please contact us directly at 718-262-5107, visit our Recreation Office (HPE 109) in person, or register online.

York College Office of Alumni Affairs

York College has a growing group of more than 26,000 alumni with backgrounds as diverse as their ambitions. The York College Office of Alumni Affairs is dedicated to serving this alumni community and strives to build lifelong relationships. Alumni Affairs works to strengthen the extended York College community through an active and effective network of activities and communications. The department was officially staffed in July 2009 and provides the following services:

Alumni Association

The purpose of the York College Alumni Association is to provide the means by which we can have a continuing relationship with our alma mater and fellow alumni. Through Alumni Association activities, we enjoy renewing old friendships and making new friends while providing valuable volunteer service.

Individually, as well as collectively, we maintain that York College remains the beacon on the hill. We commit ourselves to do all that is possible for York College to persevere academically, financially, morally and aesthetically.

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