Is your Cal Poly department or organization planning an on-campus event that fosters diversity and inclusion and directly impacts students? Through the Career Partners Program, the Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) financially supports events that increase understanding of diversity and inclusion on our campus.

If you have questions about the Diversity Funding Committee, contact Taylor Law, DFC Chair, at or 805-756-5973. To learn more about an event we have funded, please reach out directly to the organization.


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, to foster campus diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Guided by Cal Poly's Statements on Diversity and Commitment to Community, the DFC allocates 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:

  • Support an on-campus event that increases understanding of and/or appreciation for diversity and inclusion
  • Directly and primarily impact Cal Poly students
  • Student organizations, Student Affairs departments, and faculty-staff associations are eligible to apply


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 cycles per year. Please check back for 2024-2025 application dates!


"The process was easy and fast. I appreciate that it did not create a lot of extra work for folks who are trying to increase diversity and inclusivity." - Joy Pedersen, Associate Dean of Students for Student Support, Success, and Retention

"Applying for DFC funding was very user-friendly, a non-stressful experience, and overall very positive. We received the amount of funding requested, and getting the money was a relatively easy process. Thank you so much for being a vital part of Cal Poly's first ever Undocu-Week!" - Undocumented Students Working Group

"The process was incredibly easy and quick, and we appreciate all of the support for this event." - Samantha Tran, Cross Cultural Centers Coordinator




On behalf of Cal Poly Career Services and the Career Partners ProgramThank You to our campus partners who have used DFC funding to create a more inclusive Cal Poly since 2018:

  • Agricultural Education and Communication
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • American Marketing Association
  • Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association
  • Be Body Positive Club
  • Black Student Union
  • CA Philanthropy Group
  • CAED Diversity and Inclusivity
  • CAFES Deans Office - Aspire to Grow
  • Center for Service in Action
  • Chabad Student Group
  • Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Chicana/o Latino/a & Indigenous Alumni Chapter
  • College of Liberal Arts Advising Center
  • Colleges Against Cancer Club
  • Communication Studies Dept
  • Cross Cultural Centers
  • Disability Faculty Staff Association
  • Dream Center
  • Gender Equity Center
  • Journalism Dept
  • Latinos in Agriculture
  • Men & Masculinities Program
  • Multicultural Center
  • Music Production Union
  • New Student & Transition Programs
  • OCOB: Multicultural Business Program
  • Omega Xi Delta
  • Pilipino Cultural Exchange
  • Pride Faculty Staff Association
  • Robert E. Kennedy Library
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Student Academic Success
  • Swipe Out Hunger
  • Veterans Success Center
  • Voyagers Dragonboat
  • VPSA - Vice President of Student Affairs Office
  • Women in Business Association
  • Women's, Gender and Queer Studies

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