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Cal Poly as six academic colleges that offer more than 60 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate programs! Our six colleges are:

Click here to learn more about the many resources and opportunities at Cal Poly, both inside and outside the classroom!

Student Affairs

Cal Poly Student Affairs aims to ensure all students have the support & resources they need to thrive at Cal Poly! Student Affairs includes the following departments:

  • Student Life - This includes several departments relating to life at Cal Poly outside the classroom such as clubs & organizations, athletics & club sports, Fraternity & Sorority Life, University Housing, cross cultural resources, and much more!
  • Health & Well-Being - General well-being is very important to your success at Cal Poly. This department includes the Recreation Center, Campus Health and Wellbeing (which offers both health and counseling services), Safer (sexual assault prevention) and Men & Masculinity! 
  • Academic & Student Support - Cal Poly offers many programs to support academic success such as the Student Academic Services, Career Services, the Disability Resource Center, the Dream Center (for undocumented students), and the Transfer Center!
  • Parents & Supporters/Other - Cal Poly has many resources for parents & supporters who want to stay engaged while their student is at Cal Poly. This includes Parent & Family Programs and Parent & Student Philanthropy, as well as various other Orientation and engagement events.  

Campus & Community Safety

Cal Poly offers several student safety services including:

San Luis Obispo Area

San Luis Obispo is an amazing place to live and go to school! Located on the Central Coast of California, SLO is a classic college town known for our weekly Farmers' Market, restaurants, vineyards, hiking & surfing!

Click here to learn more about living the SLO life on the Central Coast.

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