The Staff recognizes that college can be a big step for students and family members alike. Therefore, we've created this page to relate some information about the transitions students and families face when children leave for college and share some of the resources that are available to address the challenges students may face.
Counseling services staff can assist parents in the following ways:
Counseling Services staff can assist students in the following ways:
Getting students to services
Parents, faculty, staff and administrators can call or visit Counseling Services for inquiries and/or guidance pertaining to student concerns. Sometimes, it is difficult being at a distance and knowing that a son or daughter is in distress. Counseling Services will seek to be supportive and will listen to a parent's concerns.
Parents may offer information that could be invaluable to a student's treatment; however, with the exception of imminent danger, Counselors will not reveal specific information about specific students without their expressed, written permission.
We encourage parents, faculty, staff and other administrators to refer students to Counseling Services. Students must call or stop by the offices to make their own appointments as we find that students benefit most when they initiate their own support services.
Transition Issues for Parents and Students: http://www.transitionyear.org/YCP
Alcohol, Drugs and Violence
In 2008, the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, named the most widespread health problem on college and university campuses in the United States as high-risk alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.
York College's approach to reduction of harm and prevention of high risk and illegal substance use is in accordance with the Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention's environmental management strategies: Higher Education Center.
See the York College Web site to access the student handbook and policies around alcohol and other drug use and violence. At this time the link is not available.
The Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network addresses alcohol and other drug use on campus: contact Counseling Services at 815-6437 or Residence Life at 815-1468.
Sexual Misconduct and College Students