Coming to York College was an easy choice for Cody Fitzpatrick ’19. His sister had previously attended the College and would constantly share how much she loved the individualized nature of the classes. Whenever Fitzpatrick came to YCP, he noted that “it just kind of felt like home.”
Although he’s a commuter from nearby Spring Grove, PA, Fitzpatrick feels as connected to the campus as his resident classmates do.
Cody has joined a variety of clubs including CAB, Habitat for Humanity, Commuter Club, and Do Something Club. Fitzpatrick explained that YCP makes being involved on campus quite easy because “We have 100-plus clubs that we can join; there’s really something for everyone. Getting involved makes everything better!”
Fitzpatrick is involved in many other facets of campus life as well. He has enjoyed his role as an orientation leader, helping new students become comfortable with their new home away from home. Additionally, Fitzpatrick is a peer advisor for undeclared students.
As a former undeclared student, Cody has enjoyed mentoring classmates who are going through the same struggles that he has endured and assuring them that they’re not alone and that everything will turn out just fine.
Recently, he declared psychology as his major and is enjoying becoming acquainted with all the learning opportunities the College has to offer for that area of study. Although he is still unsure of the career he will pursue with that degree, he is contemplating roles in areas such as academic advising and student affairs.
Whatever Fitzpatrick eventually chooses, his friendly and caring nature will certainly lead him to have a positive impact on the world.
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written by Jennifer Hindley '17.