Students pose for photo after Kente Ceremony.

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

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 Student Diversity and Inclusion 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.

Class of 2018 graduates at Kente Ceremony
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 SDI

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.

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    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.

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    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

    IVCF (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship)

    ACTS (Allis Committed Social Justice)

    Newman Club

    CFO (Christian Fellowship Organization)

    Habitat for Humanity


Contact Us
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Alex Hernández-Siegel
Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Iosue Student Union, Room 101
Phone: 717.815.6426