The Office for University Diversity and Inclusion sent out an email seeking campus participation in upcoming open forums regarding the search for an Assistant Vice President for DEI Strategic Planning and Networks on Tuesday morning. The current Interim Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer [CDO], Dr. Denise Isom, has approved the […]
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“A love letter to them:” Native and Indigenous Cultural Center brings visibility to the Cal Poly Indigenous community
Between September 2011 and September 2020, 710 Indigenous people from Wyoming were reported missing, according to a Statewide Report from Wyoming. Their names rarely made national news. Yet on Sept. 11, a 22-year-old white woman from New York disappeared in Wyoming. The next day, Gabby Petito’s name was already making headlines. Soon, her name became […]
A judge ruled to end new DACA applications. Here’s what that means for Cal Poly students.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can no longer accept new applications after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the policy was unlawful, according to a July 21 university email sent to students. The DACA program, created by former President Barack Obama in 2012, serves approximately 616,000 people nationwide and nearly 200 […]
Cal Poly graduate brings the conversation of marginalized groups into the classroom
As Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters filled city streets this past summer, biomedical engineering graduate student Alexander Silva thought of other ways to combat racism in the field of biomedical engineering.
Mass resignations from Chi Omega after diversity initiatives were rejected
Cal Poly Chi Omega’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee knew things needed to change. This summer, they created a number of initiatives to make the sorority more welcoming, including a new recruitment process. National leadership, however, disagreed and denied the initiatives. This denial from Chi Omega National led to discord within the chapter over how […]
Recently hired VP for Diversity & Inclusion rescinds her offer amid community pushback
President Jeffrey Armstrong addressed the negative community response to the hire decision in a campus-wide email Wednesday night.
Cal Poly issues $950,000 toward diversity initiatives
As a result of the CPX Survey, Cal Poly will be providing more than $950,000 toward improving diversity, equity and inclusion on campus through several diversity initiatives, according to a campus-wide email.
Mandatory student diversity training new to WOW
As part of Cal Poly’s Diversity Action Initiative, incoming students were required to attend a diversity session.
$15,000 to be used for speakers and diversity programs
The money will pay for programs with a diversity focus hosted by any club on campus.