Student Diversity & Belonging highly values diversity, social justice, and cultural competencies in our student leaders. All of our staff, graduate assistants, student assistants, and ambassadors share a common goal in developing accessible, equitable, and inclusive spaces for all Cal Poly students who come from different backgrounds, understandings, and life experiences.
CORE is a pre-WOW experience aimed at enhancing a sense of belonging and developing leadership opportunities for underrepresented first-generation students prior to engaging in Week of Welcome.
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This Week of Welcome option seeks to form a community for students who identify as a member of an underrepresented group including, but not limited to: various racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, citizenship, sexual orientations, and economic class.
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Student Diversity & Belonging hosts a number of specialized Graduate Assistant (GA) positions responsible for managing the campus community centers and working with student assistants, student leaders, and affiliated organizations in the area of student development.
Within SDAB there are Student Assistant (SA) positions across all our community centers. Under the direction of the professional staff and graduate assistants, student assistants assist in planning and organizing signature events, facilitating affinity groups, and serving as touchstones for resources and referrals.
SDAB provides high impact experiential internship and practicum opportunities through the Cal Poly Learn By Doing philosophy. Students participate in weekly educational experiences and spearhead vital campus programs and services. These opportunities average 10-12 hours per week and can be taken for academic credit across one or two quarters.