The Engaged Scholars are an honors community where students are encouraged to apply their academic learning to what they actually can accomplish in the world around them—from Day One.
Based in principles of “human-centered design” (Design Thinking), the Engaged Scholars community reflects York College’s commitment to community-based, hands-on learning and to being a strong resource for the greater York community, its people, and its businesses and organizations. This group of Scholars and their mentors provide human-centered research and actions that take on the knotty problems and offer “new-to-the world” innovations that address those problems.
The Engaged Scholars also form a student leadership team within the Graham Center for Collaborative Innovation (GCCI), helping to make the GCCI an active learning space for all York College students. The Engaged Scholars also partner with faculty toward academic innovation through the Student Academic Innovation Lab.