Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives Mission

In accordance with the Mission for Student and Campus life, the College assists students who commit their full-time to higher education to develop intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually, culturally, and professionally and, to that end, provides an extensive program of relevant extracurricular activities.

The Student Affairs Wellness Committee is comprised of faculty, administrators and student representatives and its purpose is to sponsor wellness related programming and promote already established student wellness initiatives.


The Seven Areas of Wellness Are:

  • Social Wellness
  • Occupational Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Cultural/Spiritual Wellness
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Wellness

*Note, ATOD is not part of the traditional “Wellness Wheel” and it would traditionally fall under physical wellness. We make it a separate category in our programming goals and efforts because it is a significant issue on College and University campuses.


Student Health and Wellness Guide 

The Student Nutrition Guide

Healthy Habits - Nutrition & Fitness Resource


Wellness Events

Wellness Programming Purpose:

York College and the Student Affairs Division recognize the importance of a holistic, balanced lifestyle.  Wellness programming offered through the College ensures students the opportunity to develop intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually, culturally, emotionally, and professionally through a comprehensive program of co-curricular activities.  Campus programming offered specifically through our wellness model is delineated on the Student Affairs web pages of the College website.

2014-2015 Wellness Events

Each semester, the Student Affairs Wellness Committee, with the support of Student Affairs offices, coordinates several wellness themed weeks.

The themed weeks include:

  • Student Check-Up Week (Monday, September 8-Friday September 12)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (Saturday, October 18-Saturday October 25)
  • Wellness/Stress Buster Week (Wednesday, December 3-Wednesday, December 10)
  • Student Check-Up Week (Monday, February 9-Friday, February 13, 2015)  
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Sunday, Feb. 22 - Feb. 28, 2015)
  • Marvelous You Day,  (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) 
  • Alcohol and other Drug Use Screening Day (Thursday, April 9, 2015)
  • Spring Wellness/Stress Buster Week (Friday, May 1- Friday, May 8, 2015)
  • Go Out and Play (Friday, May 8, 2015)     



Suicide Prevention at York College

Suicide Prevention at York College: also known as SPYC hopes to foster a sense of hope, pride, and increased community to ‌our‌ institution, in regards to signs of risk factors of suicide, and skills to persuade and refer to appropriate resources.  Through programming and/ or advocacy, the following organizations have committed to supporting suicide prevention initiatives annually at York College:

Please contact the organizations above for more information.


Trevor The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.


Drug & Alcohol Wellness Network

Members of the Drug and Alcohol Wellness Network (DAWN) seek to advocate programs and policies at the campus/community level that cause change in the social and cultural environments in which students make decisions about alcohol and drug use.  We are, therefore, dedicated to promoting harm reduction and prevention of problems associated with illegal alcohol and drug use.DAWN Logo for wellness page

Value Proposals:

  1. DAWN values the safety and welfare of all of our students and therefore will seek to promote and encourage health consciousness and healthy behaviors through recognition of positive behaviors, activities, and programs specifically targeting chemical use.

  2. DAWN will foster relationships on and off campus to educate and ensure that all levels of administrators, staff, faculty, and students, as well as student organizations are aware of current institutional policies and programs on alcohol and drug use.

  3. Members of DAWN recognize the ongoing need of shared responsibility between students, staff, faculty, and administrators for continuous and consistent messages about reduction of harm around excessive use of chemicals.

  4. DAWN will show persistence towards our values and goals, and seek to partner with students and others to encourage positive programming and access to services to ensure students get primary care for substance use when needed.

  5. DAWN supports the College's mission of holistic development of students by encouraging and supporting all programming within and outside of the classroom that challenges the "culture of drinking" and "rites of passage" attitudes that increase the risk for students; especially those groups who have been identified nationally as higher risk groups (e.g. sports organizations and Greek organizations).

Education Programs Supported by DAWN include:

  • Alcohol Wise
  • Under The Influence
  • Marijuana 101
  • The Core Survey
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Members of DAWN

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ray Gordon, Chair of DAWN and Assistant Director of Residence Life for Student Development and Programming at


Sexual Awareness For Everyone


York College Counseling Services

All calls are confidential and connect you with a YCP mental health professional who will answer questions, explore options and support you.  Calling does not obligate you to further action.


YWCA - Victim Services

The Victim Assistance Center provides crisis intervention, information advocacy, ongoing counseling and support to people who are victims of sexual violence.


SAFE -Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner Program (York Hospital Emergency Room)

The ER can administer Sexual Assault Forensic Exams.  Specially trained forensic nurses will provide skilled care to include collecting forensic evidence, providing referrals and ensuring appropriate care is given for any injuries and/or physical needs at time of exam.


Sexual Assault and Response and Prevention (SARP) Core Team at YCP offers the following helpful information:

What To Do If You've Been Sexually Assaulted

Sexual Misconduct Brochure


Cultural and Spiritual

Wellness Page



The Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming Office provides both educational and entertaining cultural programming for the students at the York College community.  Programming includes on-campus events, off-campus trips, and in-classroom presentations.‌





Wellness Page



The office of Spiritual Life provides students with a spiritual awareness in our world, our community, our campus, and our lives. We enlighten, support, and enhance an awareness of different cultural and spiritual dimensions of life.  We provide opportunities to give the student choices and ways to participate with others that believe as they are or to explore different beliefs.  These activities give the student a chance to explore, learn and/or share a spiritual growth in meeting their needs.‌