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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Life

Center for Professional Excellence

The Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) assists in building the capabilities that will enable them to be effective professionals in whatever career path they choose. The CPEʼs direct involvement in  both academic and co curricular programs helps ensure that York College students are at the forefront when it comes to being the first choice of employers based upon their academic and professional preparation. Through the CPEʼs National Professionalism in the Workplace Poll and strong corporate Advisory Board, we have identified the core qualities of high-performing professionals. Working in direct partnership with College departmental leaders, the CPE underscores theses elements in existing classroom curricula. Outside of the classroom, the CPE enhances a studentʼs educational experience at York by providing campus-wide seminars, programs and workshops on professionalism to help accelerate a studentʼs development of the attitudes, behaviors and skills that define one as a professional. These qualities are an  impressive and distinguishing attribute of a York College graduate.

Career Development Center

  • Individual career guidance is available to assist current students and graduates with career exploration, resume critiques, mock interviews, and the job search.
  • Career development workshops and special events are scheduled each semester.
  • Special events and programs provide information and opportunities to interact with alumni and gain insight into potential career paths.
  • An up-to-date website functions as a resource center with the following services:
    • A Computer-assisted career exploration and self-assessment program
    • Spartan Career Path: York College’s career management system provides extensive job and internship postings, employer contacts, on line appointment scheduling and event information
    • Comprehensive career-related how-to guides, video samples, service overview, and event information
    • On line mock interview program
  • Job fairs
    • York College Career Expo
    • Teacher Recruitment Day
    • Numerous Regional Job fairs cosponsored by York College and other education institutions

Student Health Medical Records

You must have a completed health history, immunization record and a physical examination by a medical provider to complete your admission to York College of Pennsylvania. This is required prior to enrollment in your first course. Please use the York College Student Health and Medical Record Form available at http://www.ycp.edu/officesand-services/health-services/forms/ and return the completed form to:

Health Center
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA 17403-3651

Questions should be referred directly to the Health Center at 717-849-1615.

Anti discrimination/Ethnic Intimidation Policy

All students are encouraged to participate in College activities without regard to sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, social affiliation, or age. York College does not tolerate and takes a firm position against all forms of discrimination as noted. Any student who feels he or she is a victim of discrimination or ethnic intimidation, or such harassment, may initiate a complaint through the student grievance procedure and legal channels. Contact: Student Affairs, Administration Building, (717) 815-1460.

Sexual Harassment Policy

York College is an equal opportunity employer and institution of higher education. We support legislation that protects College personnel against unlawful discrimination of any kind, including sexual harassment, and affirm the commitment of York College to ensure an environment for all employees and students which is fair, human, and respectful. Sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is illegal, sex-based discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments act of 1972. It is against the policies of York College of Pennsylvania for any person (faculty, administrator, staff member, or student), male or female, to engage in sexual harassment of another person (faculty, administrator, staff member, or student). Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

This conduct constitutes sexual harassment in the following circumstances:

  1. When it is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an employeeʼs employment, or a studentʼs academic assessment, or progress or participation in college activities.
  2. When submission to or a rejection of such conduct is made the basis for employment decisions or decisions affecting academic assessment, progress or status, or participation in other college activities.
  3. When such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. Sexual harassment does not refer to behavior of a socially acceptable nature. It refers to behavior that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, that fails to respect the rights of others, that lowers morale and, therefore, interferes with our institutional effectiveness. Sexual harassment may take different forms. One specific form is the demand for sexual favors. Other forms of harassment include the following:
    • Verbal – Sexual innuendos, suggestive comments, jokes of a sexual nature, sexual propositions, threats.
    • Nonverbal – Sexually suggestive objects or pictures, graphic commentaries, suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.
    • Physical – Unwanted physical contact, including touching, pinching, brushing the body, coerced sexual intercourse, assault. The determination of whether conduct constitutes sexual harassment depends on the totality of the circumstances, the nature of the conduct or advances, and the context in which they occur. The policy of the College is not intended to regulate or interfere with normal personal relationships, but to remedy serious or persistent sexual conduct which is unwelcome.

Sexual harassment may be overt or subtle, but whatever form it takes, sexual harassment is insulting and demeaning and cannot be tolerated at York College. All personnel (faculty, administrators, staff members, or students) will be expected to comply with this policy and take appropriate measures to ensure that sexual harassment does not occur. Appropriate disciplinary action (up to and including termination or expulsion, as relevant) will be taken against anyone who violates this policy against sexual harassment, in accord with relevant York College disciplinary procedures for that personʼs cohort group (faculty, administrators, staff members, or students).

Anyone subjected to acts of sexual harassment should immediately complain to his or her supervisor or at the individualʼs option to the following officers:



Dean of Academic Affairs President


President Director of Personnel


Director of Personnel President


Dean of Student Affairs Coordinator of Counseling Services

Complaints will be fairly and promptly investigated and discipline, if appropriate, will be pursued through normal channels that apply to each cohort group.

Student Conduct and Procedural Standards

The College reserves the right to impose sanctions, up to and including expulsion from the College, if the student has engaged in activity in violation of the institutional regulations and objectives of the College. York College of Pennsylvania stands against the violation of the law and is responsible to cooperate and communicate as appropriate with law enforcement agencies in their duties. Students are expected to be aware of local, state, and federal laws, and understand their responsibilities as members of this educational community. Student victims will be assisted through proper advising on legal rights/options, counseling, and access/referral to existing victim support services. For assistance and consultation, students can contact the appropriate office, Department of Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Housing Services, or Student Affairs.

Disclosure Of Campus Security Policy And Crime Statistics

All institutions of post secondary education, both public and private, that participate in federal student aid programs must publish and disseminate an annual campus security report as well as make timely warnings. In compliance with federal law, York College of Pennsylvania makes this information available on line at www.ycp.edu/security/844.htm or in a printed document available at the Campus Safety and Security Office, located in Manor Hall Northeast.

Campus Safety

Parking and Traffic Enforcement

The Department of Campus Safety at York College of Pennsylvania is responsible for enforcing parking and traffic regulations on all College property. These regulations were established to provide York College with a safe and organized community in which to live and learn and are in effect at all times throughout the year. In addition to College policies, all traffic and parking regulations regulated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania apply and are enforced on campus. The Department of Campus Safety maintains office hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Parking at York College is by permit only. All students (full and part-time, undergraduate and graduate) must register their vehicles with the Department of Campus Safety and obtain a valid parking permit hang tag. This allows parking in any area not designated for faculty, staff, visitors or resident parking unless otherwise noted. All parking permits must be renewed at the beginning of each fall semester.

All parking permit hang tags must be displayed from the rear view mirror. Students operating motorcycles must obtain a decal and are subject to the same college regulations as any other motor vehicle. It is not permissible for one person to obtain a permit for another. Traffic and Parking regulations and a campus parking map are distributed with all parking permits and are also available on line at www.ycp.edu/security. The fine for unregistered vehicles is $50.00, which includes a $20.00 fee to identify vehicles through the State Motor Vehicles Department.

When parking on campus, vehicles must be parked between white-lined spaces. Areas on campus without white lines, which include lawn areas, roadways, painted curbs, sidewalks and walkways, and painted no-parking zones are not legal parking areas. Vehicles parked illegally will be issued a parking citation. Stolen, lost, or damaged permits can be replaced for a fee. If original permit is presented for replacement, there is no charge. There are no partial refunds for parking permits. It is the responsibility of the registrant to report lost or stolen permits. Motorcycles must adhere to the same College regulations as any other motor vehicle.

The York College campus has roadways designated for travel to reduce traffic congestion and prevent collisions. All vehicles driven on the YCP campus are subject to the rules and regulations of the campus as well as PA state traffic laws and are to obey all traffic control devices. The speed limit on campus is 15 mph. No person shall operate a vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and practical under existing conditions. All students are to drive with caution and adhere to this speed limit.

Drivers are required to obey all traffic signs, signals, devices, and instructions from authorized persons directing traffic. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. Anyone operating a motor vehicle contrary to these designations or in a negligent manner will be issued a traffic citation from the Department of Campus Safety. Any offense can result in a judicial hearing if the circumstances of the case warrant. The Department of Campus Safety has the discretion to revoke the privilege of operating a motor vehicle on campus.

Park at Your Own Risk

The College is not responsible for vehicles or personal possessions left in vehicles while parked on campus; however, any theft that does take place should be reported to the Department of Campus Safety immediately.

Emergency Call Boxes

Emergency call boxes are located in various locations on campus. Emergency call boxes are easily identifiable by a blue light located at the top of the call box pole. These call boxes can be utilized 24 hours a day to call the Department of Campus Safety cellular phone.

Campus Escorts

You can request a walking escort by contacting the Department of Campus Safety by phone or call box. Dial ext. 1314 if calling from an on-campus phone or dial 717-815-1314 if calling from off campus. The College also operates a shuttle that transports students between the Main and West campuses 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle picks up and drops off at Wolf Hall, Tyler Run complex, the foot bridge, Spring Garden Apartments, the Richland Hall parking lot, Grantley Hall, and the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.

Facilities Use

York College welcomes visitors to campus. For the safety and respect of others we ask that visitors abide by the following guidelines:

  • York College athletic and intramural fields are for exclusive use by YCP students, faculty, staff, and alumni; trespassers will be asked to leave.
  • The College gymnasiums are for exclusive use by authorized York College students, faculty, staff, spouses, and alumni. A College ID card must be presented for participation.
  • The walking path near Tyler Run Creek and the College’s quarter-mile track are available for fitness enthusiasts.
  • Pets must be leashed, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
  • Prolonged loitering by groups is prohibited.
  • Motorized vehicles, such as mopeds and motorcycles, are prohibited on fields and walkways.
  • Visitors are prohibited from skateboarding, in line skating, and similar activities anywhere on campus.

Student Identification/Flex Card

It is important for every student to obtain an ID card at York College. The York Flex card will open up many opportunities for you to use the Library, Information Technology, the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, dining facilities, residence and academic facility access (where applicable) and attend various lectures, concerts, movies, and special activities sponsored by the College.

All new students may obtain a free ID card their first semester of attendance through the Department of Campus Safety. All new students requiring an ID card must present a photo ID, such as a driverʼs license, and a copy of their student schedule/bill bearing their name, address and student ID number.

Returning student ID cards are automatically validated within the administrative computer system and do not require replacing. The fee for a replacement (lost, stolen, or broken) ID card is $20.  You must present your receipt and a photo ID, such as a driverʼs license to the Department of Campus Safety for collection of the new ID card.

Parking Permits

Parking at York College is by permit only. All students must register their vehicles and obtain and display a valid parking permit hang tag. All commuter students (daytime and evening, full-time and part-time, undergraduate and graduate) must obtain a blue permit, upper class residents (60 or more credits) of the main campus an orange permit, underclass residents of the main campus and west campus residents a red permit and college house residents a purple permit. The fee for a commuter permit is $40.00 and all resident permits cost $80.00. Permits may be purchased on-line or at the business office. Credit card purchases may be made at the Business office; present receipt with permit application to obtain permit. Students may report to the Department of Campus Safety, located in Manor Northeast, in order to obtain a parking permit during normal business hours.

Designated parking is strictly enforced between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, after 5:00 p.m., students may utilize faculty and staff parking with a valid parking permit. It is the studentʼs responsibility to ensure that the permit is properly displayed on their rear view mirror while on campus and that campus regulations regarding traffic and parking are complied with. All parking permits must be renewed at the beginning of each fall semester. The fine for parking an unregistered vehicle on campus is $50.00, which includes a $20.00 fee to identify vehicles through the State Motor Vehicles Department.

Permit hang tags from previous years should be removed from vehicles and returned to Campus Safety or destroyed.

More information about driving and parking at York College may be found on line at www.ycp.edu/security or on the college portal at https://my.ycp.edu/web/campus‐safety/.