Bldg 65, Room 217 (UU217)
Bldg 52, Room E-5
Bldg 65, Rooms UU209 (center) & UU214 (annex)
Bldg 65, Room 111F (UU111F)
The Pride Center's provides several high impact experiential opportunities to empower LGBTQ+ students and their allies through the Cal Poly Learn By Doing philosophy. This program allows students to get involved in our social change movement, learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and current events affecting it, as well as engage in various student leadership development opportunities aimed at enhancing the capacity of gender and sexuality education and support at Cal Poly.
Want to volunteer your time? Looking to do an internship either develop your skills, help the campus build capacity for social change, or looking to fulfill a degree requirement? Need a placement location for a departmental course practicum? We offer all three options; check out the information below to see whether a volunteer, internship or practicum position is the right fit for you.
Students who participate in the program as volunteers are able to set a schedule that works best for them and may volunteer between 3-10 hours each week. Volunteers support the Pride Center through a wide range of activities from education and advocacy efforts, core programming, and/or special projects.
Students may participate in the program through for-credit or non-credit internships.
Students may participate in the program as part of a practicum course required for their undergraduate or graduate degree program. These courses are designed to allow students to gain experience working in their field. Practicum requirements vary by major, and students wishing to fulfill a practicum requirement by working at the Pride Center should contact their academic advisor to ensure that a placement in the Pride Center will meet the requirements for their program.
Our Learn By Doing participants serve in a number of important capacities at the Pride Center. The types of initiatives participants are involved with depending on their prior knowledge, skills, interests, and (when applicable) the departmental requirements of their internships or practicums. Below is an overview of common VIP responsibilities:
Students who complete the Learn By Doing requirements of 100 logged service hours with the Pride Center (avg. 3-4 hours per week) receive the following benefits: