Thank you for visiting the website for the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo chapter of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). SBES (Society of Black Engineers and Scientists) was established at Cal Poly in 1978 and shortly after became part of the national organization, NSBE. The chapter was created to academically and professionally support minority engineering and science students on campus. NSBE is the largest University recognized African American academic and social club.

Our Mission


"To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, to succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."

The Torch

The NSBE torch symbolizes our everlasting burning desire to achieve success in this competitive society and to affect a positive change on the quality of life for all people. The lightning bolt represents the striking impact that will be felt by the Society and Industry due to the contributions and accomplishments made by dedicated members of the National Society of Black Engineers.