Athletics and Recreation
York College provides a quality athletic program for men and women on 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. With an emphasis on participation, quality competition and academic integrity, York coaches expect student-athletes on their squads to exemplify academic and athletic excellence.
York is an NCAA Division III member institution; therefore, it awards financial aid based on need only. The Spartans compete with the best Division III schools in the country, with much of this top-flight competition coming from its own Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
The Spartan coaching staff welcomes inquiries from prospective student-athletes. Additionally, while Division III athletics offer a greater opportunity for participation, competition for existing roster spots is intense.
The Spartan program makes its home in Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center (GSFC), a 160,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility completed in 2006. The complex serves as the destination for virtually all of the intercollegiate, recreation and fitness-related activities on campus.
At the GSFC, the College offers a robust Campus Recreation program with numerous club and intramural sports opportunities. While intramural sports focus on peer-versus-peer competition, club sports offer students the chance to compete against other two- and four-year institutions in a less demanding environment than varsity programs.
The GSFC also serves many recreational enthusiasts, who work out in the fitness center, swim laps in the natatorium, shoot hoops in the field house or find a route to the top of the climbing wall.