Cal Poly is dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where all social identities are welcome and a wide variety of perspectives and viewpoints come together to enhance the learning experience. We are working hard to ensure all students truly feel they belong on our campus so they can tackle our world’s biggest problems in a global economy. At the same time, we're creating an environment where our staff and faculty can thrive on their way to professional success.
We continue to value our diversity of complex and intersecting identities, and strive to maintain an environment that is socially just, equitable, respectful and inclusive. Cal Poly’s classrooms and work environments are places of respectful engagement and informed debate that maintain human dignity. We acknowledge that differing perspectives, which arise from our own individual and group experiences and our social positioning, are central to the development of thoughtful and critical thinkers, scholars and change agents.
As a public university, Cal Poly seeks to mirror the diversity and demographics of California by supporting everyone’s potential to thrive in our learning community, especially historically underrepresented and marginalized individuals. We are focusing our key initiatives in three areas: recruiting and retaining diverse students, staff and faculty; enriching curriculum and other learning experiences; and improving campus climate for all. Read the university's statement on diversity.