Every individual in the Cal Poly community can engage in and learn from inclusive events presented by a spectrum of campus organizations. In our Learn by Doing atmosphere, it is critical that everyone knows they can take action to find support from peers and to learn from different perspectives.

We invite you to add these events to your calendar. If there is a public event you’d like to share with campus, email

Translating Science: How to Make and Use an Elevator Pitch and Science Bookmark

Friday, January 24, 4:10-7 P.M.

Bldg. 52 Room 0E26

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Distinguished Speaker Series

  • Thursday, Jan. 23
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Why should we increase diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Cal Poly? Learn why these efforts are critical, and how you can get involved. Also, learn key differences between the centennial generation (those born in or after 1998) and past generations, and strategies to engage, educate and partners with students on campus climate issues.
    12:45-2 p.m.: Hear an overview of higher education experiences of LGBTQIA students and how you can be an ally. 
  • Thursday, Jan. 30
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Learn about the latest research on the history and impact of affirmative action on Asian Americans in higher education. 
    12:45-2 p.m.: Gain a deeper understanding of current national data and academic trends for underrepresented minority students, best practices that advance academic achievement outcomes among Latinx students, and much more. 
    NEW! 2:15-3:30 p.m.: Learn about research-based best practices for increasing the representation of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Thursday, Feb. 6
    11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Want to help make Cal Poly more inclusive, but don’t know where to start? Join this conversation and learn how. 
    12:45-2 p.m.: Small things can have big impacts. Learn about unconscious bias and microaggressions, and how your actions affect others.

    Watch the series with your friends! Snack packs are available for any student clubs or organizations hosting viewing parties. The online series is available via Zoom. Contact Administrative Support Assistant Kelli Medeiros in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 805-756-1521 or by email at

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Change the Status Quo

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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