Sponsored by the MultiCultural Center and the Dean of Students, this festival is a free, family-friendly event filled with live performances by community and campus organizations, a diverse array of freshly cooked goods, and many other activities. Click here for more information regarding Culture Fest.
PolyCultural Weekend is designed to acquaint prospective students to the Cal Poly University by exploring academic, cultural, and social resources of the institution. PolyCultural Weekend aims to establish a sense of community, a sense of belonging, and provides students with the skills to succeed at Cal Poly, even though it is a different environment.
Student of Color Summit
Annual event catered to students of color to offer development and engagement opportunities. The MCC seeks to support students in their efforts to mobilize and build coalitions between student of color organizations and underrepresented student clubs. We want to provide students of color with skills in the areas of advocacy, community organizing, and networking. It is our hope that by doing this, students will become empowered and gradually build relationships across communities. Although organized by the MCC, the various workshops will be hosted by Cal Poly’s faculty and staff of color.
Another Type of Groove
The mission of Another Type of Groove is to create open space for the interchange of ideas, beliefs, and personal expression. Through this exchange and dialogue, students can create respect for themselves as well as individuals of their community. Another Type of Groove endeavors to build an authentic sense of community throughout the Cal Poly student body by generating knowledge about the uniqueness of individuals and the cultures form which they come.
Heritage Month Celebrations
Talk About It Tuesdays: A Space for Everyone
A space for everyone and anyone to tell their stories and hear about others. This program hopes to help students, faculty, and staff build empathy and love within our community.
International Coffee & Tea Time
A time for all international students to come and enjoy refreshments and socialize. This is a MCC and International Center collaboration.
Gatherings and Men of Color
A space for women and men of color to share a meal and talk about anything! MCC student assistants will facilitate dialogue about various issues that are prominent in our community and affect gender and race identities. The atmosphere is relaxed and we welcome anyone who identifies as a person of color to come to either of our dialogues.
SWANAA: Talks about the Middle East
A space for anyone who identifies as South West Asian North African American to come together, relax, eat, and share stories. MCC student assistants will facilitate dialogue about different factors that affect this community.