The ban on closed membership is a California State University policy, but Cal Poly Republicans is advocating for exemptions for certain organizations. The ASI Board of Directors can pass a resolution in favor of having closed membership, but there is no plan to do so, Colombini said.
“Everyone already knows what they’re going to do — an ad’s not going to convince them.”
In just its second year on the Cal Poly campus, Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) has already begun to make a philanthropic name for itself throughout San Luis Obispo.
For materials engineering freshman Josh Ledgerwood, the center gives students a feeling that the school is trying to help people. “I think it enhances Cal Poly because it’s one of the many things they offer,” he said. “They are looking out for our success.”
The current programs funded by ASI are the Children’s Center, club services, student government, Poly Escapes and ASI Events.
The federal government shutdown, which lasted 16 days, ended on Oct. 17 when President Barack Obama signed a bill raising the debt limit.
“If the decision is made to have a pub on campus, it’s up to Cal Poly to make sure they know the responsibilities that come with the choice,” Jenn Rhoads, the San Luis Obispo County coordinator for Friday Night Live said.
Women make up just 14 percent of architects and engineers, which is also reflected at Cal Poly, with a noticeably smaller population of female students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).