Clubs and Independent Student Organizations
Clubs and Independent Student Organizations at Cal Poly provide opportunities that incorporate instruction, scholarship, and service in a Learn by Doing environment. Students, staff, and faculty partner to apply theory to practice by competing in national competitions, addressing global issues, and serving the community at large. The Clubs and Independent Student Organizations' hands-on approach develops leadership skills, enhances social growth, and complements the academic curriculum.
Participation in student clubs provide relevant and desirable outcomes including: intellectual growth, effective communication, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarified values, career choices, leadership development.
Club involvement identifies and promotes healthy behaviors, meaningful interpersonal relationships, independence, collaboration, social responsibility, satisfying and productive lifestyles, appreciation for diversity, spiritual awareness, and achievement of personal and educational goals.
With an average of 325 Student Clubs and Independent Student Organizations annually Cal Poly has one of the largest and most successful club systems in the California State University system!
The Dean of Student’s office provides oversight of Cal Poly Clubs and Independent Student Organizations. Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) coordinates process functions for clubs including; Starting a Student Organization, Club Chartering and Roster Processing, Club Finance and Accounting, Club Funding and the Event Planning process.
A more detailed list of ASI functions and services can be found at the following location