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2022-23 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly’s Annual Student Leadership Institute Event to Feature David Hogg on Oct. 14


David Hogg, a Parkland shooting survivor and co-founder of March for Our Lives, will serve as the keynote speaker at Cal Poly’s annual Student Leadership Institute (SLI), slated for Friday, Oct. 14 in the Multi-Activity Center on campus. Read more ...

Cal Poly Vice President Keith Humphrey Named Aspen Institute Senior Impact Fellow


The Aspen Institute has named Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey an inaugural Aspen Index Senior Impact Fellow. Read more ...

Upward Bound Program Awarded New Five-Year Federal Grant


Cal Poly’s Upward Bound program recently received a new five-year federal grant totaling $2.3 million that will help fund the program through the 2026-27 academic year. Read more ...

2021-22 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly to Open New Latinx Center in Fall 2022


Cal Poly plans to open a new Latinx Center during fall quarter 2022, with a tentative grand opening ceremony and celebration slated as part of Latinx Heritage Month in September. Read more ...

Cal Poly Safer Program Commemorates 25th Anniversary in April


Cal Poly’s Safer program, the university’s primary confidential support, education and advocacy resource for sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and harassment, is commemorating its 25th anniversary this month. The program is also recognizing Sexual Assault Action Month, which is in April. Read more ...

Cal Poly to Host 20th Change the Status Quo Conference Feb. 26


Iranian-American writer, abolitionist organizer, and creative educator Hoda Katebi will serve as this year’s keynote speaker to kick off Cal Poly’s 20th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference on Saturday, Feb. 26. Read more ...

Cal Poly Earns Fifth ‘Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs’ Honor


For the fifth time since 2017, Cal Poly has been named one of the “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Read more ...

Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Receives CSU’s Wang Family Excellence Award


 The California State University (CSU) has honored Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey with the Wang Family Excellence Award. Read more ...

Cal Poly to Implement Inaugural #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Program


Cal Poly has been selected as one of 45 higher education institutions to implement the statewide #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program on its campus. Read more ...

Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Named Board Chair of Local Medical Center


al Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey has been named incoming chair of the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center board of directors. Read more ...

Cal Poly Float Wins Animation Award at 2022 Rose Parade®


Cal Poly universities’ Stargrazers float that brings to life a scene from the classic Mother Goose rhyme “Hey diddle, diddle” received the Animation Award at the 133rd Rose Parade® held New Year’s Day. Read more ...

Cal Poly Fall 2021 Commencement Set for Dec. 11


Cal Poly will host two ceremonies honoring its graduates this weekend — the 38th annual fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 11, celebrating the fall Class of 2021, and a special, in-person name recognition event Sunday, Dec. 12, for graduates of the Class of 2020. Read more ...

Cal Poly’s yakʔitʸutʸu Residential Community Earns LEED Gold Certification


Cal Poly’s newest residential community has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for being inclusive, healthy and efficient, and home to cost-saving green building features. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named California’s Top Public-Masters University in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings


Cal Poly is the best master’s-level public university in California and is in the top 50 public universities in the nation in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named California’s Best Public-Master’s University in 2021 Forbes Rankings


Cal Poly was again named the best public-master’s university in California and has cracked the list of Top 20 public and private universities in the West in the Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Top Colleges. Read more ...

Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Float Entry Will Go Over the Moon in 2022


Hey, diddle, diddle, the Cal Poly universities’ 2022 Tournament of Roses® Parade float features a cat and a fiddle — but the cow jumping over the moon will be wearing a jet pack. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named Best in the West for 29th Consecutive Year by U.S. News


Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West for the 29th straight year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges guidebook. Read more ...

Cal Poly to Host Campus Comeback Sept. 18-28 for Returning Students


Cal Poly’s Student Affairs division will host Campus Comeback, a series of campuswide events to be held Sept. 18-28 to help returning students re-engage with the Cal Poly community. Read more ...

Cal Poly’s Education Talent Search Secures New Five-Year Federal Grant


Cal Poly’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program recently received a new five-year federal grant that will serve 500 local junior high and high school students per year. Read more ...

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