Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion

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Administration Bldg. 01, Room 206

We believe every person has the right to feel welcomed, respected and valued at Cal Poly.
Together with our campus partners, Student Affairs aims to create campus communities that reflect the diverse population of our state, and provide equity, access and opportunities for all students, faculty and staff.

Black Academic Excellence Center
Bldg. 52, Room E23
Phone: 805.756.6774

The Black Academic Excellence Center (BAEC) provides support services to African American students, as well as outreach to affinity clubs and organizations in support of transition and retention. BAEC was originally established via a joint venture between the University and Cal Poly’s student government, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). The program offers services to help BAEC students plan and achieve their academic and personal goals.

Cross Cultural Centers

The Cross Cultural Centers is a collaborative unit of campus community centers that serve an active role in creating a culturally rich environment at Cal Poly and within the San Luis Obispo community.  We instill understandings of diversity and inclusive excellence that cannot be separate from learning, teaching, collaboration, trust and community.

Gender Equity Center
Bldg. 65, Room 217

As a part of the Cross Cultural Centers, the Gender Equity Center (GEC) supports students’ exploration of gender. Through the education of current events, stereotypes, and cultural influences, it empowers students to challenge inequity and embrace social justice.

Multicultural Center
Bldg. 65, Room 217

As a part of the Cross Cultural Centers, the Multicultural Center (MCC) supports and advocates for underrepresented students by honoring cultural expression, building community, and creating cross-cultural connections.

Pride Center
Bldg. 65, Room 209

As a part of the Cross Cultural Centers, the Pride Center supports and advocates for the unique academic and social needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students to promote personal growth and success.

Dream Center
Bldg. 52, Room E11
Phone: 805.756.6362

The Dream Center offers a safe, inclusive space for all undocumented students, those from mixed-status families, and their allies. The Center maintains the confidentiality of individual students while fostering a welcoming community environment that aligns with the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Dream Center offers a range of programs and services to educate the campus community and support undocumented students’ access, persistence, graduation, and post-graduate pursuits.