The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion works with our community partners to further DEI efforts both on campus and off campus. By collaborating and pooling resources with partners, we are able to co-host a variety of community events, attract diverse speakers & talent, and foster relations between the university and diverse communities throughout SLO county. Check out our list of partners and all the ways they are working to advance DEI in SLO.
The SLO diversity coalition has year round programming focused on furthering the conversation about diversity & fostering understanding in San Luis Obispo. They also run the SLO Equity Podcast with Dr. Cornel Morton which analyzes systemic racism and issues of unconscious bias in SLO county.
The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is dedicated to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in all aspects of their work. Through hosting events, fostering public art, and hosting exhibitions from diverse artists, SLOMA is a force in the local community for forwarding DEI in the world of art. OUDI is proud to sponsor in partnership with Cal Poly Arts and the SLO Museum of Art a cultural art series called Resonance, that aims to center the experiences, voices, music, culture, and art of underrepresented and marginalized communities.
OUDI works with the SLO Office of DEI to collaborate on hosting events and bringing diverse speakers and presenters to San Luis Obispo. the SLO office of DEI with its mission of making SLO a welcoming place for all leads the city in supporting organizational initiatives rooted in advancing San Luis Obispo’s effort to be a more inclusive and equitable community.
The yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe are the documented descendent Indigenous Tribe of the land on which we are guests. They work tirelessly to preserve the indigenous culture of the area and educate the general public on the history of the tribe.
The Latino Outreach Council is dedicated to facilitating the equal and full participation of all members of the Latino community in the life and affairs of SLO County. We work with them on community input for campus initiatives such as becoming an HSI and events such as the screening of Cal Poly Alumni Pedro Armendáriz's film La Perla for the SLO Film Festival in 2022.
R.A.C.E Matters with its mission of creating artistic, cultural, educational, and social experiences that amplify Black voices and matters of racial justice in SLO is an invaluable partner with OUDI. Through their event productions, media content, and responses to social and racial injustices they are working to create black centered spaces and content in SLO. One of their most impactful projects will be the opening of the TEXTURE building. OUDI is proud to be a partner in the development of this space with one of our business student interns dedicated to this project.
TEXTURE is is a Black-centered multiuse space with a salon that welcomes rotating stylists and serves as a cultural hub for R.A.C.E Matters programming and events.