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.

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. 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.

each semester the clc offers free workshops including writing skills and anatomy and physiology.

for information, visit the collaborative learning center in room 1c18, or contact us at tel: 718-262-2303/ 718-262-2494.

(note: due to covid-19, the clc is only offering online tutoring and workshops through blackboard collaborate ultra or zoom until further notice. you can also reach the clc at clc@york.cuny.edu.)

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 support 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 and recreation

mission and goals

the york college intercollegiate athletics and recreation department is committed to excellence in athletics and recreation as part of a larger commitment to enriching the lives of our students through institutional pride, intellectual growth and personal well-being as individuals and global citizens.

goal

  1. to maintain academic integrity and eligibility to ensure our student-athletes reach their educational goals.
  2. to facilitate the improvement of our athletic programs and the overall student-athlete experience through the recruitment, retention, and growth of our diverse population in order to compete for conference championships.
  3. to strengthen the department's contributions to and relationship with the college community and its neighboring communities.
  4. to enhance our financial position through the development of our facilities, alumni relations, sponsorships/ partnerships and fundraising endeavors to ensure budget sufficiency.

about athletics

york college, home of the cardinals,offers 17 varsity teams that compete at the national collegiate athletic association (ncaa) division iii level as a member of the city university of new york athletic conference (cunyac).

men's sports

  • basketball
  • cross country
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • track and field (indoor)
  • track and field (outdoor)
  • volleyball

women's sports

  • basketball,
  • cross country
  • track and field (indoor)
  • track and field (outdoor)
  • 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 and field, with seven overall. in 2010, york college took home five conference championships, the highest single season total in school history.

facilities

york college offers numerous athletic facilities on its campus, including:

  • locker rooms (heated)
  • indoor track
  • fitness center and weight room
  • gymnasium (2,500-person capacity)
  • swimming pool (six-lanes, heated)
  • outdoor athletic field
  • outdoor throwing cage
  • tennis courts (six)
  • handball courts (three)
  • outdoor track (design and planning stage)
  • turf soccer field (design and planning stage)

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 equivalent).
3. meet the minimum requirements for good academic standing and making reasonable progress toward degree.
4. comply with ncaa division iii rules and regulations, as well as meeting conference (cunyac) eligibility requirements.
5. student-athletes are eligible to compete in four seasons of intercollegiate competition in any one sport, over the course of a maximum of 10 full-time semesters (or 15 quarters) of college attendance.

sports medicine

sports medicine coverage is provided to all york college student-athletes by the head athletic trainer (at). our certified athletic trainer works in conjunction with the office of public safety and team physician in case of emergency or injury.

strength and conditioning

a comprehensive strength and conditioning program is available for all varsity teams and individual student-athletes under the direct supervision of our head strength and conditioning coach.

connect with us

the general contact number for the athletics department 718-262-5114. phone numbers and email addresses for a specific coach or staff member can be found by visiting: www.yorkathletics.com/directory.

website www.yorkathletics.com
facebook www.facebook.com/yorkatheletics
instagram www.intagram.com/yorkcardinals
twitter www.twitter.com/yorkcardinals
youtube www.youtube.com/yorkathletics

recreation and 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 also be obtained at the recreation and intramural office (hpe p109b), or website at www.yorkathletics.com/recreation.

  • gymnasium
  • indoor track
  • fitness center
  • multi-purpose room
  • swimming pool
  • outdoor athletic field
  • tennis courts (seasonal)

recreation rules

  1. A valid york college 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:
  3. -gymnasium: t-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, and sneakers
  4. -pool: nylon or lycra swimsuits (no shorts)
  5. no outside food or drink is permitted in the recreation facilities.
  6. lockers are available on the lower levels and are for daily-use only.
  7. personal belongings, such as coats, bags, books etc. are not permitted to be left in the recreational spaces.
  8. all participants must adhere to york college's code of conduct.
  9. clothes must be changed in community locker rooms only, or faculty locker rooms as assigned.

intramurals

york college athletic department hosts a wide range of intramural events throughout the academic year. these activities 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 and events, including the following:

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • dodgeball
  • flag football
  • running
  • soccer

all activities are co-ed. please refer to www.yorkathletics.com/intramurals and postings campus-wide for the intramural schedule of events. if you have any questions or are interested in registering for an event please contact us directly at 718-262-5107, visit the intramurals office (hpe 109) in person, or register online via www.yorkathletics.com/intramurals.

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:

  • an annual class reunion program,
  • manages the annual fund,
  • produces the alumni directory,
  • creates the annual news from york alumni newsletter,
  • maintains the york college cardinal alumni network (ycan) facebook page,
  • promotes the york-college-cuny-alumni group linkedin page,
  • hosts alumni events.

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.