Social Wellbeing (Students)

Social/Community Wellbeing Resources

Social/community wellbeing allows you to access and utilize resources and services that meet your needs; and co-create meaningful experiences with your peers and have a sense of pride in your community- both at Cal Poly and in San Luis Obispo. Below is a list of social/community wellbeing resources at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and in the community at large.

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo Resources



There are different types of advising services and centers throughout campus for students. There are advising services for first year students, transfer students, and prospective students; and several advising centers on campus based on your major/degree concentration.  More information on advising services and centers is available at

Through the program, teams of AmeriCorps members will be placed in communities to develop volunteer programs, harnessing the desire to serve to directly impact communities in need. Specifically, these non-profits will focus on providing services to children and their families. More information on the program is available at

Campus Dining offers a wide variety of restaurants and markets on campus and is dedicated to providing a variety of quality fresh foods and exceptional service in a friendly environment to the Cal Poly customers.  More information on Campus Dining is available at


The Center for Leadership and Service is a campus-wide resource for leadership and service. Students who develop leadership skills on campus and in their communities are more likely to succeed in college and in their future careers. Additionally, by integrating leadership skills across the college environment, in and out of the classroom, students make more meaningful and authentic connections. Therefore, we support integrated competency based leadership education, helping students achieve personal, academic, and career success. More information on the programs and services is available at


Cal Poly Children’s Center enriches the development of young children, provides students, faculty, and staff parents a safe and stimulating environment for their children and improves family life through parent education. For more information on the center is available at


Cal Poly International Center provides assistance with the process of exchange program, study abroad, or traveling to another country to present or attend conferences. More information on the center is available at


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. Whether you're a club officer, an advisor, a member of an existing organization or looking to start a new club, the following is where you'll find everything you need to know about club policies, procedures, services, and resources:


Cal Poly Club Sports offers over 20 sport clubs to students to come together and compete among other colleges throughout the state and the nation. More information on Club Sports is available at

The Cross Cultural Centers contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity for a more inclusive and welcoming campus. The Gender Equity, MultiCultural, and Pride Centers present services and programs to support students under the shared values of family, diversity, learning, growth, and advocacy. More information on the Cross Cultural Centers is available at

The Disability Resource Center welcomes Cal Poly students who are interested in receiving services and accommodations for their disabilities. Each student who contacts the DRC is assigned to work with an Access Specialist who is knowledgeable in the student's area of impairment. The assigned Access Specialist will determine, based upon the documentation submitted, whether the student's impairment meets California's statutory definition of a disability. Under state law, individuals are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity (E.G., Low vision, mobility impairment, learning disability, etc.). More information on DRC is available at

Greek life is a great way to take your college experience to the next level. Cal Poly Fraternities and Sororities offer a wide variety of involvement on campus.  More information on Greek Life is available at

All admitted, first-time freshmen will be required to live on campus their first year to ensure everyone receives the benefit of the campus housing experience. Exemptions from the residential requirement will be considered based upon the Freshman On-Campus Living Exemption Policy.  More information on Housing is available at


The mission of Robert E. Kennedy Library is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo. Students are scholars on campus can find and borrow books at the library, use online resources to research articles and reading material, and reserve meeting rooms, along with other services.  More information on the Library is available at


Cal Poly New Student & Transition Programs is here to ensure that all New Mustangs and their families begin their journeys at Cal Poly with a comprehensive introduction to Cal Poly life. College is a time of new beginnings for a student - beginning to find out who they are, beginning to prepare themselves for a career, and beginning to learn about the part they will play in the world. New Student & Transition Programs include 1) Summer Orientation: Soar 2) Week of Welcome (WOW), 3) Open House, and 4) Poly Live. More information on these programs is available at

Mission of Parent & Family Programs is: 1) to facilitate communication between and among parents and the University; 2) to support students' ability to solve problems by increasing their parents' awareness of University resources; and, 3) to help parents develop strategies to meet the unique challenges of parenting students through the college years. More information on the program is available at

The Food Pantry is located in the PULSE office at the Campus Health & Wellbeing. Food pantry provides free food for students who may be facing certain situations, including financial hardship. More information on the Food Pantry is available at

Cal Poly strives to create a positive environment for students to live, learn, and grow in the spirit of the Mustang Way. The campus expects students to be active members of their community and to act in a mature, respectful and responsible manner at all times.  More information on Residential Life is available at


Safer is Cal Poly's primary resource for addressing sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. We provide support through crisis counseling, advocacy and education.  More information on the resources is available at

Under the administration of the Dean of Students, the Student Community Services is designed to provide opportunities for community involvement that meet a broad range of student interests while providing meaningful service to the off-campus community.  More information on the services is available at

ASI Student Government collaborates with campus and community groups in order to improve student life. Students interested in shaping the ultimate college experience are encouraged to get involved. More information on Student Government is available at 


Testing Services is to provide fair, courteous, professional testing services in a controlled, proctored environment, promoting high-quality operations and ethical practices as outlined in the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education and the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.  More information on Testing Services available at

The University Union (UU) is the gathering place for the Cal Poly community. By unifying distinct services, programs and physical spaces, the UU cultivates enduring loyalty to Cal Poly. The UU complements the academic experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, and social programs enabling students to balance course work and free time as cooperative factors in education. More Information on the UU is available at


The University Police Department (UPD) promotes a safe and secure learning environment by working cooperatively with the campus community to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, maintain order and provide exceptional professional services to our guests and our community. Services include: Parking and transportation, Patrol, Bike patrol, Investigation, Community outreach and Crime prevention, Escort van service, etc.  More information on the UPD is available at

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