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50 Acts of Kindness

"Find out what we're made of when we are called to help our friends in need." - Bruno Mars

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of YCP, our students, faculty, and staff will participate in 50 Acts of Kindness.

The 50 Acts of Kindness will afford all Spartans the opportunity to become engaged members of their community and have a lasting, positive impact.  Some are small.  Some are big.  All will make a difference.

Throughout the 50th celebration, several events will take place on and off campus. Follow this page to witness a snapshot of how members of our campus community will give back in a variety of activities to promote kindness and love for all humanity. Some are big. Some are small. All make a difference.

See how we pay it forward through May 18!

York College main campus in the fall
Bras Across Campus which is a philanthropy event supported by all Greek chapters where they raise awareness and funds for the Feel Your Boobies Foundation.
Bras Across Campus
October 2018
Bras Across Campus which is a philanthropy event supported by all Greek chapters where they raise awareness and funds for the Feel Your Boobies Foundation.
We're excited to have commuters at York College.
Commuter Appreciation Week
September 24-28, 2018
During the week our Commuter Students are recognized with small tokens and events of appreciation including breakfast, giveaways and even a drive-in movie!
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York Community Arts Scholarship Exhibition
October 19, 2018
The YCASE is an opportunity for area high school juniors and seniors, in conjunction with local art teachers, to showcase their art both as a spotlight event and to compete for a York College scholarship.
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Spartan Service Day
October 20, 2018
This annual event YCP students, faculty and staff volunteer in downtown York on various projects around the community.
Students pictured with signs after completing walk a mile
York Walk a Mile
October 2018
Greeks proudly supported the York Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in October. 100 Greek students volunteered at the event and/or participating in the walk to help bring awareness to sexual and relationship violence.
Greek students in decorated classroom during safe halloween event
Safe Halloween
October 2018
Safe Halloween is an annual event hosted by YCP Greek Life for YCP and local community families to enjoy a night of safe and fun, kid-friendly, trick-or-treating. Over 150 kids came through & the Greeks collected 60 pounds of food donated to the York County Food Bank.
Photo Gallery - Around Campus
Veteran's Day
November 2018
The YCP Military Veterans Advisory Council will remember those we have lost defending our country for Veteran's Day.
York College volunteer services include the Giving Tree program
Giving Tree
November 2018
During the holiday season, York College partners with several community organizations to allow the students, faculty and staff to share the joy of the season by donating a gift to fulfill a wish.
YCP students partnered with Jackson Elementary School to create mural.
Jackson K-8 Mural Painting
Fall 2018
Eisenhart Scholars are currently working on creating a welcome mural in the entryway of Jackson Elementary School. This project will extend into the 7 and 8 grade area of the school.
The Human Library
Human Library
March 2019
The Human Library event features live storytelling where readers are allowed to check out 'books' that are made up of community members willing to share particular life experiences.
York College students near Willman Business Center
Salem Square
Spring 2018 and Fall 2019
The Eisenhart Scholars have partnered with the Union Lutheran Church to create a space for elementary and middle school students. This space will provide them with opportunities for creativity and sporting activities on early dismissal days.
York College's 2015 Relay for Life had us flying high
Relay for Life
April 2019
Colleges Against Cancer is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness/prevention to the campus about the dangers of cancer. Through the organization, YCP's annual Relay for Life event is held.
A glimpse under a tree on the main York College campus
Best Buddies
This student organization provides an opportunity for students to be matched in a one-to-one friendship with individuals who have intellectual disabilities through communication and social gatherings.
Campus fountain in the Spring.
Campus Hunger Awareness Campaign
Throughout 2018-19
Beginning in Fall 2018 the Eisenhart Scholars will join the Spartan Service Alliance to begin a campus-wide campaign to create awareness of the issue of hunger and how YCP will be working to ban the stigma of hunger on campus.
YCP students developed the OG/YG mentoring program.
Generations of Hope Grant
Throughout the year
York College students developed the OG/YG Mentoring Program through the Generations of Hope Grant.
A glimpse under a tree on the main York College campus
Golf Cart Karaoke
Pop-Ups Throughout the Year
To show our appreciation for our students, YCP staff members provide pop-up transportation to class. Students are welcome to participate in karaoke during their ride to class.
YCP students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity
Annual Trip
The Habitat for Humanity volunteer organization allows students to travel to help build homes for families in need. In 2017 students traveled to Mississippi to rebuild homes that were lost to destruction.
York College main campus in the fall
Making a Difference Award
Throughout the year
One small act can make a difference, YCP community members each year have the opportunity to recognize a person in the community who has significantly impacted their experience at the College.
York College fountain in the fall
Peer Support Network
Throughout the Year
The Peer Support Network provides encouragement and assists with connecting peers to resources on and off campus that promotes health and wellness.
The Rising Star Cafe is a partnership with the Eisenhart Scholars and Crispus Attucks
Rising Star Cafe
Throughout the year
Rising Star Cafe is a partnership between the Eisenhart Scholars and Crispus Attucks to provide after-school activities and speakers for students ages 6-12.
Students walking across York College campus to class
Spartan Service Alliance
The Spartan Service Alliance will be working to design one time projects while also working to support other scholarship programs such as Eisenhart and Graham Scholars.
The Stabler Department of Nursing is partnering with York Hospital Wellspan Health to disseminate “Stop the Bleed” programming within the local community.
Stop the Bleed
Throughout the Year
The Stabler Department of Nursing is partnering with York Hospital Wellspan Health to disseminate “Stop the Bleed” programming within the local community. The focus is on recognition of serious wounds and control of bleeding through wound packing, wound pressure, and tourniquet application.
Engineering students work with local students interested in engineering.
Tech Tinkers
Throughout the Year
The Eisenhart Scholars and Kinsley Engineering Center have partnered to allow elementary aged children in the community to explore robotics and coding.
The creek after the 2016 stow storm, Jonas.
York Cares Food Pantry
The Pantry works to meet the needs of York College students experiencing food insecurity. Through partnerships with the York County Food Bank the Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming is able to provide access to fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.
Students walking across York College campus to class
Veteran's Lounge
Located in Tyler Run
During the 50th Anniversary Celebration week, YCP will officially open a Veteran's Lounge on campus. This will allow our students a space to collaborate and call their own.
York College and Chartwells partnered to provide lunch to homeless veterans.
Veteran's Shelter
September 29, 2018
York College and Chartwells have partnered to provide lunch to Veterans at Mr. Sandy's Veteran's Helping Hand.
The creek running through the York College campus in the fall
May 2019
Sponsored by Eisenhower Scholars, this philanthropic event focus on small-scale fundraising.
Humanities Building and the rock Spring 2016.
Blood Drive
Throughout the year
During the academic year, several student organizations host blood drives on campus in partnership with the American Red Cross.
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus
Greek Life Philanthropic Hours
Fall Semester 2018
Throughout the fall, Greek students completed over 2,100 hours of community service through various organizations including those listed on this page.
York College students walking across campus
Greek Fundraising
Fall Semester 2018
Throughout the fall semester, greek students raised $12,500 to be donated to various philanthropic agencies locally and internationally such as the Feel Your Boobies Foundation, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, St. Jude's Research, Homes for Our Troops, and more!
students with mustaches pose for photo in demeester
November 2018
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues. Several members of campus fraternities participated in the month-long campaign.
Students in garden with tools
Garden Club of York
Garden Maintenance
Members of the Spartan Community assisted the Garden Club of York in their ongoing efforts to maintain green spaces around the city.
students gathered together by fountain for spartan service day
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Spartan Service Day
Student volunteers worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to organize their office spaces so that they can better serve the community.
Vegetables on a table.
Hope Street Garden
Spartan Service Day
In addition to the Garden Club of York, Hope Street Garden worked with student volunteers in the ongoing efforts to beautify York's gardens.
York College Clock
Royal Square
Spartan Service Day
Royal Square is a bustling hub in downtown York. With frequent use, items in the square needed some refurbishment/repairs. On Spartan Service Day, students assisted in several of those rehabilitation projects.
Students painting building green
St. Rose Lima
Spartan Service Day
Tasks can often be more quickly accomplished in groups, painting included. Members of St. Rose Lima church worked with YCP students to spruce up the space with paint.
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus
Access York
Spartan Service Day
Access York provides crucial services to York County residents and the extra hands from our Spartans helped immensely.
students volunteers at spiritrust
Spiritrust Lutheran
Spartan Service Day
Student volunteers assisted Spiritrust Lutheran church with their ongoing fundraising efforts.
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus
Lehman Center
Spartan Service Day
Shared children's toys can often be in need of a little TLC. Student volunteers helped to clean and sanitize items in the playroom.
students seated around table with produce
York County Heritage Trust
Spartan Service Day
Once more, students helped to improve the green spaces around York City for everyone to enjoy.
student raking leaves on sidewalk
St. Pauls UCC Garden
Spartan Service Day
Members of the Spartan community spent their morning assisting church members in a garden clean-up project.
Humanities Building and the rock Spring 2016.
Daffodils Fundraiser
February & March 2019
The Office of Spiritual life sponsors a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society through the sale of daffodils. Brightening up your home and community, what's not to love?
students pictured in SU with local girl scouts
Sigma Nu Chapter Sponsors Girl Scouts
March 16, 2019
The Sigma Nu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority is sponsored a Girl Scout Troop on Saturday, March 16 for their annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale.
students with plaque and president
Valentine's Cards
February 2019
The Newman Club sponsored valentine cards and candy to be sent to troops in the Combined Ground Component Command in Yongin, Republic of Korea. They received a plaque and thank you, pictured above.
Students pour red sand into sidewalk cracks
Red Sand Project
January 25, 2019
By pouring red sand in the cracks of the sidewalk, the Red Sand Project aims to bring awareness to victims of human trafficking that have "fallen through the cracks."
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