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2018-19 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly Named ‘Military Friendly’ Campus for 2019-20


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly has been named a Military Friendly® School for 2019-20 by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned digital media, advertising technology and data utilization company. Read more ...

Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Recognized by National Industry Association


SAN LUIS OBISPO – The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) has named Keith Humphrey, Cal Poly’s vice president for Student Affairs, as its 2019 Innovative Practice Award recipient. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named a Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs for 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education have again named Cal Poly one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2019.The university previously earned the distinction in 2017. Read more ...

Cornel West to Headline Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan. 16 at Cal Poly


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Renowned educator, philosopher, author and activist Cornel West will be the keynote speaker for Cal Poly’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium. West is slated to speak around 7:30 p.m. Read more ...

USA TODAY: A fraternity hazing ritual killed our son. Now, we're making sense of his senseless death.


After our son was compelled to drink large quantities of alcohol by his fraternity brothers, he never woke up. But we did. Read more ...

Cal Poly ‘WITH US’ Research Center Launches Inaugural Upstander Week Campaign


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– WITH US—the National Network for Peer Accountability at Cal Poly today launched its inaugural Upstander Week campaign, a weeklong conversation with college communities to share knowledge and encourage action during dangerous, life-altering events. Read more ...

Cal Poly Center for Service in Action Launches Make-a-Difference Month


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly’s Center for Service in Action is designating the month of November as Make a Difference Month. Read more ...

KSBY: Cal Poly ranks second in California for student voter registration


Cal Poly has been pushing its students to register to vote. The university is participating in the Secretary of State’s Ballot Bowl Competition, a challenge between all the UC’s, CSU’s, community colleges and private institutions in California. Read more ...

KSBY: Cal Poly Greek Life organizations take steps to increase diversity and inclusion


Cal Poly says Greek Life organizations are working with Student Affairs and other organizations on campus to increase diversity, inclusion, and introduce more well-being education within Greek Life programs. Read more ...

Cal Poly Fraternities and Sororities Continue Efforts to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly fraternities and sororities are working closely with Student Affairs and others across campus in a continuing effort, begun last spring, to enhance diversity, inclusion and wellbeing education within the university’s Greek Life programs. Read more ...

Cal Poly Safer Program Joins Campus Health and Wellbeing


SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Cal Poly’s Safer program will transition from the Office of the Dean of Students to join Campus Health and Wellbeing starting Sept. 20, 2018. Read more ...

KEYT: Cal Poly Universities share 2019 Rose Parade float design


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Since 1949 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Pomona Universities have had a float in the Rose Parade. Read more ...

Cal Poly Research Center Launches Benchmark Survey on Student Health, Safety Issues


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — With Us — The National Network for Peer Accountability at Cal Poly has launched a new student benchmark survey today to help California public universities learn more about critical health and safety issues impacting students. Read more ...

KEYT: Cal Poly houses record number of students on campus for the 2018-19 academic year


Classes begin next week at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and this year, the school is breaking a record for the number of students living on campus. Read more ...

Cal Poly Week of Welcome Set for Sept. 16-23


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 5,500 freshmen and transfer students are expected to kick off Cal Poly’s 2018-19 academic year by participating in the university’s Week of Welcome — known as WOW — from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 16-23. Read more ...

KEYT: New Northern Chumash-named Cal Poly dorms near completion


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Cal Poly is putting the finishing touches on its much-anticipated new housing complex. Read more ...

Cal Poly Seeks Volunteers for Program Aimed at Easing College Transition for Out-of-State Students


Cal Poly’s Local Connections program is seeking local residents with a desire to support out-of-state students and provide a home-away-from-home on the Central Coast. Read more ...

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Diego Abeloos, Educational Communications Specialist 

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