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Diversity & Inclusivity Trainings

The Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity (OUDI) is happy to provide campus climate related trainings. These trainings include a variety of topics including the following (They can also be customized to meet specific needs or concerns):

Inclusion Starts with Me at Cal Poly (20-30 minutes)

-Learn about resources, the diversity strategic plan, and how to get involved

Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bias (1 hour)

 - Participants will understand the impact of everyday bias, explore barriers to responding, and develop and practice ways to respond to everyday bias.

Unmasking Microaggressions (1 hour)

 -Learn about microaggressions, what they are, how they harm, and how to stop them

For questions about or scheduling of a training for your department or group, please contact OUDI Program Director, Kari Mansager, at (805)756-7367 or kmansage@calpoly.edu


Additional trainings related to diversity and inclusion are offered at Cal Poly, including:

Cross Cultural Center Trainings
The CCC’s Training Series aims to create a more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community, and to encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting individuals and communities along diverse intersections of race, class, dis/ability, sexuality, gender identity and expression, documentation status, women empowerment, and first-generation college attendance.
There are two parts in the series:
  1. Gender & Sexuality (3 hours) addressing the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and pansexual (LGBTQQIAP) people and communities.
  2. Race & Ethnicity (3 hours) addressing the experiences of racialized individuals and communities. This series is two-part with a duration time of 1½ hours per session.
  3. Gender Empowerment Movement (2 hours) addressing the experiences of women and highlighting various feminist and mujerista movements
In each interactive training, participants have the opportunity to learn some useful terms, explore their experiences in relation to the topic, better understand issues experienced by these communities, and gain some useful tools in practicing inclusion as act for change.
Contact culture@calpoly.edu for questions or to request any of the trainings.

Undocumented Student Allyship Trainings (3 part series, 1-2 hours each)

  1. The Foundational Knowledge Training (Training 1) provides participants with knowledge on how to best support undocumented students in accordance with CA and federal law. 
  2. The second installment will focus on Taking the Next Steps (Training 2) in supporting undocumented students within your respective office/department/program, and 
  3. The third installment is focused on Becoming an Ally (Training 3) to this population of students and thinking about institutional change.

Contact undocu@calpoly.edu for questions or to request a training


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Undocumented Student Working Group