Colleges and divisions are developing action plans that contribute to our shared goal of creating a more equitable and inclusive campus. The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion is here to support any unit or division that is developing an action plan with resources and guidance to meet them at their knowledge and ability levels during this process. Plans will be shared with the campus community in the spring.
This cohesive process is also designed to align key initiatives and priorities, and address resource gaps that prevent us from effectively achieving our shared goals. The Collective Impact approach will be the foundation of how we work together now and into the future – so that no single unit, policy or organization must tackle these increasingly complex issues alone.
How you can get involved
Small acts can have a big impact. We encourage every member of campus to get involved by thinking of one thing you can do to create inclusion.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Make a personal commitment to creating a more inclusive Cal Poly by printing and filling out a CPX commitment card.
- Attend an event that expands your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Host a guest speaker or event. Students, see the one-time grant opportunities below.
- Learn why pronouns matter and add yours to your email signature, business cards and online profiles.
Whether it’s attending an event that celebrates diversity, using someone’s correct pronouns, or advocating for more inclusive policies and practices, all of us have the power to create a better Cal Poly community.
New grants now available for students
We are offering a limited number of one-time grants for currently recognized student organizations that host events, or create programs and initiatives intended to improve campus climate. Grant awards will typically be $500 per approved applicant. This is a great opportunity for you and your fellow Mustangs to make a positive impact on our Cal Poly community by supporting diversity, equity and inclusion!
Please visit the website and complete a grant application by March 20, 2020. Applicants will be notified in early April.