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Student Affairs

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Vision, Mission & Values


To inspire all students to embrace their unlimited possibilities.



Student Affairs promotes student success throughout the Cal Poly experience by providing Learn by Doing opportunities, delivering innovative student-centered programs, supporting personal growth, encouraging lifelong connections and empowering all students within a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.



Champion the students and alumni

We provide comprehensive support, guidance and advocacy to create the environment for all students and alumni to reach their full potential.

Create visionary programs and services

We are leaders in delivering innovative and extraordinary co-curricular learning experiences that directly impact student recruitment, retention and graduation.

Sustain meaningful partnerships and collaboration

We partner throughout the campus and local community, building strong relationships through active communication to foster an inclusive environment for student success.

Cultivate continuous learning

We match the quality of Cal Poly’s in-class experiences with out-of-class opportunities that enhance Learn by Doing.

Promote ethics, integrity and respect

We value and celebrate all students, staff, faculty, parents and our extended community with a commitment to employ honesty and ethical decision-making practices in all that we do.


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