Is your Cal Poly department or organization planning an event that fosters diversity and inclusion on campus?  The Diversity Funding Committee is proud offer funding to support campus events.

The DFC proudly supported the following events during Spring 2017:

  • Gender Equity Center to support OWN: Original Women's Narratives on April 28, 2017 ​​​​​​
  • Muslim Student Association to support Islamophobia: A Threat to All on April 29, 2017
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association to support Spring Social on April 29, 2017 
  • Multicultural Business Program to support Leadership Beyond the Resume on May 12, 2017
  • American Indian and Indigenous Faculty and Staff Association to support Cultural Commencement on June 9, 2017
  • Black Faculty and Staff Association to Support Black Legacy Weekend on July 28-30, 2017
  • Undocumented Student Working Group to support First Annual Undocu-Week on September 18-22, 2017
  • Chicana Latino Faculty and Staff Association to support Annual Convocation on October 4, 2017
  • Disability Resource Center to support Ability Exhibit at Kennedy Library on October 11-13, 2017
  • Cal Poly Cares to support ongoing initiatives

If you have questions, please reach out to Ashley Eberle, Diversity Funding Committee Chair, at or 805-756-5962.



What Is The Diversity Funding Committee?

The Diversity Funding Committee was established by Career Services and campus collaborators, with support from the Career Partners Program, in response to the need of fostering campus diversity and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Guided by Cal Poly's Statements on Diversity and Commitment to Community, the DFC shall work together to allocate funding to Cal Poly's campus community to increase understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity is the understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing there are a range of human differences in experiences, identities and world views. These differences include, but are not limited to, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, physical and mental abilities or attributes, religious or ethical values systems, and national origin.

How Do I Qualify?

To be eligible to receive funding, requests must:

  • Be submitted by a university department or by a university-sponsored student, staff, or faculty organization
  • Support a campus event that increases understanding of and/or appreciation for diversity and inclusion
  • Directly impact Cal Poly students


What Are The Guidelines?

The DFC cannot provide funding to events that:

  • Are not consistent with California State University policies and state and federal laws
  • Directly support or oppose any candidate for public office, whether partisan or not, or to support or oppose any issue before the voters as required by California Education Code Title V, Section 42403
  • Will serve alcohol or drugs, including marijuana

When Is My Application Due?

The DFC runs three application cylces per year:

Fall 2017: To fund events that take place by the end of Winter 2018 quarter

  • Application available Sept. 18, 2017
  • Application due Oct. 6, 2017 at 4 p.m.
  • Funding decisions announced around Oct. 23, 2017

Winter 2018: To fund events that take place by the end of Spring 2018 quarter

  • Application available Jan. 8, 2018
  • Application due Jan. 26, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • Funding decisions announced around Feb. 12, 2018

Spring 2018: To fund events that take place by the end of Fall 2018 quarter

  • Application available April 2, 2018
  • Application due April 20, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • Funding decisions announced around May 7, 2018

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