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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) two 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

Free Tutoring and Academic Support Resources

York College Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) provides student-centered academic support to assist learning and understanding of course content across disciplines.

Students can:

  • work with tutors at any stage of the writing process,

  • receive help understanding challenging concepts and principles,

  • work independently or with a tutor using anatomical models and study aids,

  • access other resources and materials.

CLC tutors are Peer tutors and CUNY Graduate Writing Fellows who offer one-on-one, group and online synchronous tutoring sessions as well as free workshops in Writing Skills, Anatomy & Physiology, Math, Chemistry, and other subject-areas.

Ongoing tutor training and observations help reinforce skills learned in professional development workshops and aid in keeping tutoring practices current. The CLC supports students’ success in their courses by collaborating with faculty to identify and train peer tutors in discipline-specific areas.

The Collaborate Learning Center is located in the Academic Core Building, Room 1C18. You can also call: 718-262-2303/ 718-262-2494 or email: clc@york.cuny.edu. For more information and to schedule an appointment with a tutor, visit the CLC’s website https://www.york.cuny.edu/clc

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."

Mentoring Program

The York College Mentoring Program is 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.

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

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.

Goals:

  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

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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • Proper attire must be worn at all times:

  • Gymnasium: t-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, and sneakers

  • Pool: Nylon or Lycra swimsuits (no shorts)

  • No outside food or drink is permitted in the recreation facilities

  • Lockers are available on the lower levels and are for daily-use only

  • Personal belongings, such as coats, bags, books etc. are not permitted to be left in the recreational spaces

  • All participants must adhere to York College's code of conduct

  • 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

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.