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Inclusivity at York College

York College of Pennsylvania aims to provide access to high-quality education. To reach our mission, we value bringing different voices together to share their strengths. In this diverse environment, when we create a sense of belonging and equity, we enrich the learning experience and better serve our local and global communities.

As such, York College:

  • Welcomes and recognizes diversity in all of its forms and expressions.
  • Encourages civil conversations across our campus to promote understanding.
  • Stands up against prejudice and injustice in our college community.
  • Advocates for the well-being and dignity of our community members.
  • Enables marginalized identities to be their authentic selves.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee?

    The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee at York College of Pennsylvania is to educate, engage, and empower the College community by establishing partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that prioritizes inclusion, belonging and the empowerment of our diverse community among our students, faculty and staff. In addition, its priorities will focus on promoting a learning and working environment free from discrimination and accessible to all of our community members.

  • What does the DEI Committee oversee?

    The DEI Committee oversees YCP's diversity and inclusion initiatives by establishing yearly goals based on the concerns and needs of the YCP community. The composition of the committee consists of faculty, staff, and current students. It conducts its work in a holistic manner which challenges the campus climate to think and act broadly on inclusion, as well as be an advocate for the increasing diversity of our campus and community. Meeting monthly, the DEI Committee's efforts are fueled by consistently and actively listening to feedback from student groups and faculty/staff councils.

  • Who is part of the DEI Committee?


    Javier Aguayo – Assistant Professor, School of Arts, Communication and Global Studies
    Patrice DiQuinzio - Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs Division
    Rachael Finley – Director of Campus Recreation, Athletics and Recreation Department
    Shontae Graham – Associate Director, Career Development Center
    Justin Greig – Undergraduate Student, Biology
    Alex Hernandez-Siegel – Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion
    Allison Siegelman – Graduate Student, Public Policy and Administration
    Laura Steck – Associate Professor, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
    Vicki Stewart – Director, Human Resources Department
    Paola Vargas-Felix – Undergraduate Student, Human Resource Management