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There are five registered LGBTQ+ cultural student organizations affiliated with the Pride Center at Cal Poly. 

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Transgender & Queer Student Union

A student collective for improving the experience fo trans and queer students at Cal Poly through activism, community building, and social programming.

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Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC)

A student collective that aims to cultivate space for QTPOC and allies  to explore identity, find support, and build community. 

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Out Professional Engagement Network (OPEN)

Founded in 2020, the Cal Poly Out Professional Engagement Network (OPEN) strives to empower the more than 2,000 LGBTQ+ individuals at Cal Poly navigate the professional environment. From engineering to journalism, from medicine to finance, CP OPEN is here to provide a space for LGBTQ+ members explore their career aspirations. Be Here. Be OPEN.


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Cal Poly Drag Club

A space for queer artists and allies to increase awareness of drag culture and gender-based performances. 

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JPRIDE Network

Our newest LGBTQ+ student network.  JPride is a network of students aimed to enhance the presence, visibility, and advocacy of the intersection of LGBTQ+ and Jewish Identity. Allies are welcome. 


Looking for another club or to start a new LGBTQ+ org at Cal Poly?

With more than 300 student organizations on campus, you have ample opportunities to get involved.  Check out our club directory.  If you do not see what you are looking for and are interested in starting another LGBTQ+ club or organization on campus, follow these guidelines

In addition, to be affiliated with the Cal Poly Pride Center, all prospective LGBTQ+ clubs and organizations must meet with the Lead Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Initiatives to discuss the goals and vision of their organization and ensure a student representative attends the Pride Center's monthly QT Leadership Council meetings.

Reviewed and Updated 2/17/2020

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