Stick up for each other and stick together. Our campus culture is strong and supportive. Our students, faculty, staff, and families work together to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. This makes it easy for students to try new things, expand their thinking, and discover who they really are. We value each other as individuals and as members of a vibrant, diverse community.
Our core principles of honesty, respect, and responsibility are central to our campus culture. Students can leave their backpacks outside and know they will be there when they return. Passionate debates can happen in the classroom and competitive play on the field, but students are still kind to one another. The York campus is full of welcoming people who experience a remarkable level of trust, compassion, and appreciation. York is a place where a diversity of ideas and experience is not just what we do but who we are.
How does it feel to be surrounded by people who are excited about learning, who are interested in the world and each other, and who approach life with enthusiasm? It feels like YORK.
Shield is York’s student ambassador organization. Shield members assist the Admissions Office by representing York at school and community events both on and off campus. Shield members also act as hosts for prospective students and school visitors.
Shield membership develops character, leadership, and citizenship. Membership in Shield requires an application and committee review. Shield applicants should model excellent character, exude enthusiasm about York, enjoy meeting new people, be friendly and outgoing, and embody the York values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion.