Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Program
Admissions Officer – Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid | Black Student Union Club Advisor
Cal Poly has been instrumental in creating opportunities for my educational and professional development as a student services professional. I have been able to find a sense of belonging through meaningful student and peer connections at Cal Poly and I have found a sense of purpose as a mentor and club advisor to the Black Student Union. I believe the opportunities presented to me contribute to the success and holistic development of all Cal Poly students.
Moving to San Luis Obispo was nerve-racking. It really wasn’t until I joined the Black Student Union that SLO began to feel like home. Shortly after joining BSU, I learned about the Black Academic Excellence Center where Black students can go to study, connect and just hang out in a safe space that belongs to us. The people I’ve met and befriended have enhanced my experience and I cherish every one of them.
Electrical Engineering Major | 4+1 Blended Masters Program
National Society of Black Engineers | Black Student Union | Black Academic Excellence Center | ASI | Signma Nu
My time at Cal Poly has been enhanced because of the communities I have found on campus. The National Society of Black Engineers has secured me several summer internships, helped me develop numerous soft skills via leadership positions, and most importantly, given me lifelong friendships.
Brandon E. Roul
Political Science Major | Pre-Law
WOW | Underrepresented Students Network mentor | CLA Student Diversity Committee co-chair | Cross Cultural Centers employee
Before even applying to Cal Poly, I researched all things related to the Black student experience, both on and off-campus. I was excited to discover the Black Academic Excellence Center — a whole center dedicated to the excellence of Black students. The center is somewhat of a haven to me. It’s a place where I can study and find community in conversations with other people who look like me.