Diversity & Inclusion

Office of University Diversity and Inclusion

I Am First Gen

First Gen graphic


This portal began as an idea from the CLA Student Diversity Committee who wanted to establish a site for First-Gen students to learn about campus resources, and the broader first-generation community at Cal Poly. College opens up numerous possibilities, opportunities, and new questions. This page offers first-generation students a portal to learn about these resources, link to additional information from various colleges, and introduce you to Cal Poly faculty, staff, and administrators who were also the first in their family to graduate from college. Know that we are here to offer guidance and reassurance, and please feel free to reach out to diversity@calpoly.edu for further information, support, or to make a connection. 

Academic ServicesMeet First-Gen Faculty & Staff


Meet Cal Poly Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Who Are First-Generation

Wellness and Basic NeedsWellness and Basic Needs

Food Pantry, Cal Poly Hunger Program, Cal Poly Cares

Underrepresented Students NetworkUndergraduate Research, Mentoring, & Academic Access Programs

Programs for First-Generation and Underrepresented Students

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (CAFES)

College of Engineering (CENG)

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

College of Science and Mathematics (COSAM)

Orfalea College of Business (OCOB)

University-wide Programs

Registering for Classes

Career ServicesJobs

Career Fairs, Job Search Advice


Dorms, Poly Canyon Village (PCV), Off-Campus 


Materials curated by College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students Solena Aguilar and Miaya May as part of a CLA Student Diversity Committee project. Graphics designed by Aguilar.

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