York College Intercultural Student Life kente service spring 2016

Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming

Our mission is to help students transition into college life while embracing the cultural differences we each bring to the campus. Through educational and social activities, the college community becomes an inclusive place.

The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming involves staff, students and employees at York College in fun events and learning opportunities that help us embrace our differences.

We provide resources for international students transitioning to life at York College and have a library filled with books and videos to help others learn about different cultures that might be represented on campus.

York College kente cloth ceremony spring 2016 for seniors.
The Donning of the Kente Cloth ceremony. A fabric native to Ghana, kente is a visual representation of the wearer's history, philosophy, ethics, oral literature, religious beliefs, social values and political thoughts.

All about ISLGP

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous visited York College to discuss leadership
Former NAACP president Ben Jealous spoke at York College about "The Secret of Unleashing Your Inner Greatness."

Intercultural Events

On April 30, come to DeMeester Recital Hall (Inside Wolf Hall) for The Pulse of Mourning. Set in Bamberg, SC, in 1936, the play centers on an African-American family, which is grieving over the loss of a loved one who has been lynched. Check our calendar for other upcoming events! We regularly host international food nights, screen films, invite speakers, and more.
  • April 12: Discuss impact of mental health on students; get resources to increase awareness/tolerance and reduce stigma. Mental Health Awareness Month event (Pizza/drinks!) 12 p.m. Keystone Room.
  • College Diversity Summit
  • USHLI National Conference

Student groups and photos

  • Student Organizations

    Hispanic Cultural Society (HCS)

    The HCS is a student-led group that seeks to unite students interested in sharing, celebrating and learning about the Hispanic culture. HCS promotes Hispanic culture by organizing special events, cultural activities, forums and seminars.


    Lambda works to provide the York College student body with a positive, supportive organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. Lambda serves not only as a social club but also as a confidential support group for students questioning their sexual orientation, regardless of such orientation or gender identity.

    Intercultural Student Life Council 

    The Intercultural Student Life Council of YCP serves as a sounding board and communication avenue on issues, programs, and concerns relating to multicultural students and other special populations. The council meets each semester and membership is comprised of representatives from the following: students, faculty, administration and staff.


    First established in 1979 as the Afro-American Club of York College, UNITY has developed over the years and become a club focused on community outreach and promoting diversity. In doing so, UNITY has become an organization open to all races. UNITY hosts events that educate the student body about diversity through various on-campus and off-campus programs.

    Students Against Slavery and Oppression (SASO)

    In the face of a growing epidemic across the world, the group known as Students Against Slavery and Oppression is a coalition of students and faculty members set to educate and raise awareness about Modern-Day Slavery. Though slavery is condemned and illegal throughout the world it nonetheless occurs anywhere and everywhere. This group seeks to expose the monstrosity that slavery is and to aid in the fight against it.

  • Photo scrapbook

     Click to flip through the scrapbooks.

    Kente Service

    Kente Service

    Global Programming


    Global Programming

    Celebrating Diversity

    Celebrate Diversity!

    Around our office!

    Around the Office

Contact Us
Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming
Darrien Davenport, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Iosue Student Union, Room 101
Phone: 717.815.1916
Hours 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Phillips N. Thomas, J.D.
Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming
Iosue Student Union, Room 101

Vanessa Capuano
Administrative Assistant
Iosue Student Union, Room 101