Welcome to Penn State York!
I am delighted that you have chosen Penn State York as YOUR campus of one of the greatest universities in America. Now you can experience how a Penn State York education gives you all the advantages that a small, caring, student centered college costing many times the price of a Penn State education can provide, and how being part of a major University enhances your opportunities in ways that not even the most elite single campus university can. Whether you are here for an associates degree, one of the nine bachelors degrees that you can complete without leaving our campus, or if you intend to relocate to another Penn State location after your first two years here, you have chosen a campus that is dedicated to actively fostering your intellectual growth, and to engaging you in the adventure of learning.
Dr. Joel M. Rodney
Chancellor of Penn State York
It is up to you to take full advantage of the opportunities that await you to become an engaged and active learner. I challenge each of you to become involved with a member of our award winning faculty in undergraduate research, in community service projects, in internships, or in seminars. Penn State York will expand your academic horizons and lead you to re-examine how you view yourself and the wider world around you.
Penn State York also provides many opportunities for you to be involved in and to become a leader of campus cocurricular activities. From Student Government to clubs to varsity and intramural athletics, you can make a difference in the life of your campus and your community.
I also encourage you to experience the rich diversity you will find here at Penn State York. Get to know and interact with the broad mix of students and faculty who come from more than thirty countries and from many parts of the United States. An understanding of the range of their experiences, values, cultures and perspectives that you encounter gives you the perspective you need to work and live in the reality of America and the world in the twenty-first century.
Penn State York values the strength that diversity gives to all of us and we emphasize that each of us has an obligation to treat all with courtesy and civility. Mutual respect is central to our heritage of academic freedom and to the heritage of American pluralism..
I am always available to talk with current students and you can reach me by phone at 717-771-4120, by email at email@example.com, or in person by calling Brenda Stine, my staff assistant, at 771-4120 to schedule an appointment.