Cal Poly will ensure all graduates leave Cal Poly more prepared to tackle future challenges and have the competencies needed to live and work in a diverse and global society.
Cal Poly has a responsibility to educate all students to be leaders for tomorrow with the competencies they will need to succeed. As a California Public University, Cal Poly should mirror the demographic of the state.
Cal Poly is building a diverse and inclusive campus community to prepare students for the future.
Diversity and Inclusion creates educational excellence (“Inclusive Excellence”) to prepare students for a diverse and global market by:
Cal Poly has cemented its commitment to an inclusive education and campus for decades. Explore the timeline of efforts on campus to promote diversity for the past 25 years or jump to some of the landmark statements linked below:
1998 Cal Poly Statement on Diversity adopted by the Academic Senate and approved by President Warren J. Baker.
2008 Diversity Learning Objectives were added to the University Learning Objectives (revised in 2017).
2014 Vision 2022 established the Academic Plan and the Campus Master Plan that supports “a rich culture of diversity and inclusivity.”
2015 Cal Poly’s Statement on Diversity is approved by the Academic Senate, approved by President Jeffrey D. Armstrong in 2016.