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Creating Opportunities for Representative Engagement

Picture of 4 students. Two have their arms raised and are cheering, 1 is yelling off to the side, and the other is looking and pointing at the camera while smiling and cheering.Core is a pre-WOW program rooted in proactively connecting underrepresented students to the resources, community, and connections that will kickstart their leadership journey at Cal Poly instilling confidence in their ability to navigate their Week of Welcome experience with pride. 

Students will participate in a series of workshops that will foster a sense of community, introduce students to different leadership opportunities, and engage students with sources of support that will help students thrive as a new Mustang.

If you have any questions, please email the program at




Cross Cultural Experience 

Celebrate Diversity. Cultivate Community. Create Memories.

Picture of 9 members of the CCE team smiling for a group photoThis 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.

CCE includes alternative experiences for WOWies in addition to The Week such as: fun activities, workshops, discussions, and a multicultural resource fair that centers the voices of underrepresented students at Cal Poly and ensures that as a CCE participant you are connecting to the resources and communities that will help you be a successful Mustang!

Want to get a feel for what CCE has to offer? Check out the photos of CCE Groups and events from this year's past Week of Welcome to meet some of our students and explore The Week for yourself! Or, check out the full gallery on Flickr here.


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