the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
York College of Pennsylvania strives to maintain a reputation
for exceptional recreational and wellness programs, athletic
success and unquestioned academic integrity. This effort can
be visibly noted with the continued positive growth of many campus
programs and their respective facilities. With the advent of
the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center (GSFC), the college
provides opportunities for all students to participate in
recreation, athletics, fitness, and personal wellness activities to
help build a life-long foundation for health and vigor.
Thomas Jefferson taught that “health must not be sacrificed
to learning … a strong body makes the mind
strong.” York College embraces as its vision for
fitness, sports, and physical education the Jeffersonian ideal of
cultivating students’ physical vigor in support of academic
excellence and a full, productive life.
The Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center serves as a hub of
recreational life for the entire student body, offering a site for
the development of teamwork and leadership skills. The GSFC
seeks to support the development and well being of members of the
York College community and to provide appropriate educational,
recreational, athletic programs, and out-of-the-classroom
educational employment opportunities. By welcoming students,
faculty, staff, alumni, and community to attend varsity sporting
events, the GSFC creates a sense of collegiate spirit.
The Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center offers athletic
competition in recreational programs (indoor and outdoor), varsity
sports, intramurals, club sports, and instructional fitness and
wellness programs. In the academic fields of Physical
Education, Recreation & Leisure Administration, and related
curricula, students prepare to engage in and understand fitness,
sports, and recreation, including their roles in society. The
GSFC offers Sport Management students an ideal setting for the
practical application of classroom learning in a variety of
leadership positions in Event/Facility Management. The GSFC
also provides a state-of-the-art training facility to support the
athletic department with the necessary resources to foster NCAA
Division III teams that strive to be consistently competitive in
the Capital Athletic Conference and at the national level.
The eastern entrance to the
The western entrance to the
The pool is home to recreational
swimmers, varsity swim teams, & physical education classes, and
holds roughly 460,000 gallons of warm 79° water.
The new Charles Wolf Gymnasium is
home to basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and events
including orientations & graduation functions
As the primary strength and
conditioning facility on campus, the 7,600 sq. ft. Fitness Center
is outfitted with over 100 pieces of state-of-the-art
The three M&T Bank Field House
courts feature regulation lines for 15 various playing areas.
8.8 laps on the three lane indoor jogging track comprise one
The Rock Climbing Wall measures 32 x
39 feet, featuring an 800 square foot landing zone. Routes are
continuously changing, creating countless ways to the top.