Explore the network of Cal Poly offices and centers leading our campus toward a more inclusive future. These offices can help you find more specific support programs, trainings, scholarships and details on Cal Poly’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Note that individual programs, clubs and other contact information can also be found on the Resources page.
If you need to report a concern immediately, visit the Bias Incident Response page. This resources is available to any Cal Poly community member – students, staff or faculty – who needs it.
Student Diversity and Belonging is a collective of campus resource centers that support and empower students experiencing marginalization, through intersectional advocacy and cultural connections to build a more just and equitable Cal Poly community. Our Gender & Sexuality Centers and Race & Ethnicity Centers present services and programs to support our students under the shared values of family, diversity, learning, growth, and advocacy. Students can contact the centers with any questions about its programs or other resources that help Mustangs to connect inclusive communities.
Gender & Sexuality Centers
Race & Ethnicity Centers
- Black Academic Excellence Center
- Dream Center
- Multicultural Center
- Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center
- Latinx/e Center for Academic Success and Achievement
In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Office of Equal Opportunity within Academic Affairs committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity. We provide a fundamentally fair and compassionate adjudication process for the campus community consistent with applicable California State University (CSU) systemwide Executive Orders. Students, staff and faculty can contact the Office of Equal Opportunity to report an incident of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, find information on university and state/federal policies, prevention measures, Title IX, and staff or faculty exit interviews.
Office: Fisher Science, Building 33 Room 290
The Cal Poly Dean of Students Office promotes student development and leadership; enhances student success and retention; and facilitates a respectful, diverse, and inclusive campus. We provide educational programs, direct support, advocacy, and resources for successful navigation of campus and community life. The office provides an administrative home to AmeriCorps, the Cross Cultural Centers, Club Sports, Center for Service in Action, Commencement, the Center for Leadership, Parent and Family Programs, the Veterans Success Center, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Men and Masculinity, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and more.
Office: Building 81
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is Cal Poly’s teaching support team serving the entire campus. Our purpose is to provide all Cal Poly educators with the information and support they need to develop the skills and knowledge to accelerate their journey toward teaching excellence. Our support opportunities are scholarship-informed, designed to model effective instruction practices, tailored to the realities of educators’ priorities and needs, and focused on well-defined outcomes that can be put into practice. We offer confidential consultations and customized programming. We welcome collaborations with colleges, departments, and faculty cohorts to help develop effective responses to teaching and learning opportunities and challenges.
Office: Kennedy Library (Building 35), Room 319
Safer offers holistic services to the entire campus community regarding gender- & power-based violence. Our Advocacy Staff supports survivors of violence (and their loved ones) directly, by offering confidential crisis support and advocacy, which includes crisis intervention, accompaniments, referrals, and more. Our Prevention Education Staff engages the campus community in setting pro-social behavior norms and encouraging community accountability so this violence never occurs in the first place.
Prevention Education Office: University Union (Building 65), Room 217
Crisis Support & Advocacy: Health Center (Building 27), Ground Floor
The primary goals of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are to improve the access, retention, and graduation of students who have been historically, economically, and/or educationally disadvantaged. The core of our program services is built upon a student-centered model which encourages college success, community building, and empowerment.
Office: Science Building (Building 52), Room E7
TRIO Achievers program, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and has been a part of Cal Poly's services to students since 1984. We provide assistance to at least 258 active students every year. Students who participate in the program come from every academic department and major on campus. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility guidelines that are based on household income, parent's education, or student disability. Services provided to students include academic advising, tutoring, career information, help with financial aid concerns, workshops, and help understanding academic policies and procedures.
Office: Student Services, Bldg 124, Room 229
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a on campus center that cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities can participate in all aspects of campus life. We facilitate student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
A positive housing community is welcoming, respectful and provides its members with a sense of value. We are committed to creating equitable and accessible communities for all residents, staff members, and guests. We believe in intentionally supporting those who hold marginalized identities to create an environment that benefits the entire community.