The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive university campus for you. We provide students with assistance in navigating Cal Poly and connecting them with appropriate resources. Overall, we strive to provide resources and spaces for everyone to connect to a community and be supported throughout their college experience.
The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities that increase access, allow for exploration of advocacy and privilege, and promote a welcoming campus climate. We foster individual strengths, self-exploration, community building and collaboration; encourage personal and academic success through self-advocacy, leadership and accountability; and equip the Cal Poly community with tools to become lifelong learners and global citizens.
Provide students the support and skills to thrive in a diverse and changing world.
Advocacy - Serve as an advocate for students to address their needs and facilitate problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Community - Partner with the campus community to create a sense of belonging and trust.
Integrity - Lead by example and align our practice with our core values and the ethical principles of our profession.
Social Justice - Actively challenge unjust practices and policies and promote dialogue and interaction about issues related to diversity, inclusion and social justice through education.
Student Success - Anticipate and respond to student needs by providing exceptional services that enhance and support student success.