Wellbeing at Cal Poly

Campus Wellbeing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

At Campus Wellbeing our mission is to cultivate a culture of health and wellbeing on our campus for students, staff and faculty to live and be well. We care about our whole community. Our goal is to offer education, programming and opportunities for individuals to develop their skills and abilities to achieve wellbeing. 

Wellbeing connects the different life elements– Social, Community, Career, Financial, Physical, & Emotional Wellbeing – to achieve and maintain life balance, the ability to be resilient and achieve our full potential. Through life balance, we are better able to manage the different aspects of our life through a holistic approach, which will help us reach personal and professional success.

At the individual level, having basic needs met in each element of wellbeing creates an opportunity for one to grow, flourish and thrive personally and professionally. At the community level, having individuals who are happy and healthy in their lives and professions, contributes to the greater good of our communities.

What is Wellbeing?



noun: wellbeing

: the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.

The Cal Poly Mindfulness Project

Established in 2016, the Cal Poly Mindfulness Project started with a few mindful individuals who collectively came together to bring mindfulness to the Cal Poly campus. Little did they know, their dreams would become reality starting a stampede of mindful mustangs. 

The Campus Wellbeing Collaborative

The Wellbeing Collaborative is made up of campus and community partners who contribute to research, initiatives, and efforts that benefit Campus Wellbeing. All students, staff, faculty and community partners are welcome to join the Wellbeing Collaborative.

Meetings occur on a quarterly basis and provide an opportunity for participants to network, collaborate, learn about campus & community efforts and discuss future needs.  We welcome open discussion and support a safe inclusive environment.

Questions? Please contact wellbeing@calpoly.edu


The Food Bank Coalition Distribution Site

Campus Health & Wellbeing is partnering with the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County to host an on-campus food distribution site every fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:30 – 6 pm near Mott lawn. The Food Bank Coalition administers TEFAP once a month to low-income families and individuals to help with nutrition assistance at no cost. This service is being provided to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff have access to nutritious foods. 

Visit www.slofoodbank.org for a comprehensive list of neighborhood food distributions as well as a list of local pantries and meals that are open to the public.


Mindfulness Meditation Group

The Mindfulness Meditation Group is meeting on campus again this year. The group meets every Monday that classes meet (i.e., not during exams, holidays, or breaks) from 12:10 - 1:00 pm, in the Lower Level Conference Room at Campus Health & Wellbeing (27-11-conf-rm). We will meditate silently for 30 minutes, starting at 12:15. (Headphones for guided meditations are welcome.)


Mindfulness meditation is a non-religious exercise of paying attention to your present-moment experience. Many people find it calming and relaxing. No experience necessary. All are welcome—faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Prof. Matthew J. Moore (Political Science) at mmoore02@calpoly.edu or 805-756-2895.


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