Student Organizations and Programs
Cal Poly International Poly Pals Program
The International Poly Pals Program is a year-long program for new international students to assist in adapting to life in the USA and help them get the most out of their Cal Poly experience. Students are teamed with other new students and Cal Poly student Poly Pals who assist them in getting settled into life in San Luis Obispo and on campus. They introduce them to new friends and get together socially throughout the year. Meet this year's Poly Pals.
Cal Poly International Club
The International Club was formed to organize the potentials, talents and resources of the international students at Cal Poly and to increase multicultural understanding. The I-Club has been an important part of the campus community, providing many social and cultural opportunities for its members. The club organizes trips with other international and Cal Poly students and suggests social functions. See the I-Club page in this website or join them on Facebook.
Clubs are an essential part of Cal Poly. With over 300 Clubs at your fingertips, it is easy to meet students who share the same interests as you do. Visit ASI's Club Directory for a listing of current clubs with their contact information and mission statements.
Cal Poly has a diverse selection of Cultural Clubs for you to become involved. See the Cultural Club Directory for the complete list or visit the MultiCultural Center (MCC) in the University Union for more information.
The MultiCultural Center (MCC) cultivates a campus-wide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly's student body. The MCC empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop leadership skills, while fostering a sense of belonging. Through cross-cultural dialogues and examining the issues relevant to diversity and social justice, we hope to nurture a generation of ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society.
Student Life & Leadership
Student Life & Leadership, which is a department in the Student Affairs Division, has programs that are designed to promote student development in and outside of the classroom. They offer opportunities to develop leadership skills, set objectives, make decisions, share in group dynamics, experience diversity, and work independently to reach your goals. The Student Life & Leadership office provides mailboxes for over 350 student clubs including: sports, cultural clubs, academic clubs, honor societies, community services, fraternities and sororities, and religious affiliations.
The Connection is a listing of ALL the clubs on campus, including the names of the appropriate contact person, phone number, time the club meets, and the location. Stop by and visit the Student Life & Leadership Office if you have any questions or if you are interested in joining a club! It is located in the University Union, Room 217, 805-756-2476.
- Check the International Events Calendar on this web site.
- Check the Cal Poly International Students and Scholars Facebook page.
- More social events for students are sponsored by the Cal Poly International Club.
- See the Cal Poly Events Calendar for more events on campus.
- See the list of Student Success Seminars offered by Student Academic Services each quarter.
- See the Music Department Events Calendar for musical events.