Student programs & clubs

Welcome to the Cal Poly Community!

Join one of the many International Student Organizations to get connected to the community.

Cal Poly International Welcome Ambassadors Program

The International Welcome Ambassador Program is a fall quarter program for new international students to assist in adapting to life in the USA and help them get the most out of their Cal Poly experience.

Students are teamed with other new students and Cal Poly student International Welcome Ambassadors who assist them in getting settled into life in San Luis Obispo and on campus. They introduce them to new friends and get together socially throughout the year. Meet this year's International Welcome Ambassadors.

International Welcome Ambassadors Program

International Poly Hosts Program

The International Poly Hosts Program helps foster connections between Cal Poly International students and the Cal Poly community.

International Poly Hosts Program

ASI Clubs

Clubs are an essential part of Cal Poly. With over 300 Clubs at your fingertips, it is easy to meet students who share the same interests as you do.

ASI Club Directory

Cultural Clubs

Cal Poly has a diverse selection of Cultural Clubs for you to become involved.

MultiCultural Center (MCC)

MultiCultural Center

The MultiCultural Center (MCC) cultivates a campus-wide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly’s student body.

The MCC empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop leadership skills, while fostering a sense of belonging. Through cross-cultural dialogues and examining the issues relevant to diversity and social justice, we hope to nurture a generation of ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society.

MultiCultural Center (MCC)

Student Life & Leadership

Student Life & Leadership, which is a department in the Student Affairs Division, has programs that are designed to promote student development in and outside of the classroom. They offer opportunities to develop leadership skills, set objectives, make decisions, share in group dynamics, experience diversity, and work independently to reach your goals.

The Student Life & Leadership Office provides mailboxes for over 350 student clubs including: sports, cultural clubs, academic clubs, honor societies, community services, fraternities and sororities, and religious af liations. The Connection is a listing of ALL the clubs on campus, including the names of the appropriate contact person, phone number, time the club meets, and the location. Stop by and visit the Student Life & Leadership Office if you have any questions or if you are interested in joining a club! It is located in the University Union, Room 217, 805-756-2476.

International Events

  • Check the Cal Poly International Students and Scholars Facebook page.

  • See the Cal Poly Events Calendar for more events on campus.

  • See the list of Student Success Seminars offered by Student Academic Services each quarter.

  • See the Music Department Events Calendar for musical events.