Cal Poly Cultural Clubs and Organizations

Cal Poly’s campus community has a few distinct student clubs and organizations that seek to support and empower students of color. These student clubs are organizations are Driven Towards Sisterhood, Intervarsity Black Campus Ministries, and Society of Black Engineers and Scientists. Driven towards sisterhood is a club that is actively working to bridge the gap between minority women on campus and in the community. Every year DTS hosts a Step Show in collaboration with the MultiCultural Center. This year’s Step Show will be in April 2013, venue and time TBD. Intervarsity BCM offers a weekly Bible Study to support the spiritual growth and development of students at Cal Poly. It is a great time for learning and sharing thoughts about the scriptures. BCM meets weekly in the MCC lounge. SBES was created for the support of African-American students majoring in the STEM fields. SBES is a proud chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). As members of the nation’s largest student run organization, it is their mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” Members participate in a number of professional regional and national conferences, which expose them to various aspects of the engineering world, including career fairs and workshops. SBES is open to all students regardless of major. Each year SBES attends the NSBE convention. This year the conference is in Indianapolis, during Spring Break. For more information about DTS, BCM, and SBES please contact the MultiCultural Center at mcc@calpoly.edu or stop by UU217.