Jul 15, 2024  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Programs for Support and Enrichment

Student Services

Educational Enrichment Programs

Access and Equity Programs

Student Services

International Student and Scholar Services: The International Center

With more than 1,200 students and scholars from abroad on visas and some 4,000 California students born abroad, there is a rich cultural milieu at Cal Poly Pomona that the International Center aims to foster. International students admitted to Cal Poly Pomona and visiting international scholars are required to report to the International Center at the beginning of their first quarter for document processing. A team of professional advisors, helpful administrative support staff and trained student assistants is available daily in the International Center, Building 1, Room 104.

International students coming to Cal Poly Pomona find support services and advocacy in the International Center. The Center is available to ease arrival, help students comply with federal immigration laws and registration requirements, provide a new student orientation geared to your special needs, identify worthwhile campus programs and activities, and offer extensive advising services (immigration, personal finance, academic issues, personal concerns). International Center staff may be able to assist you with admissions and registration and to understand U.S. higher education. In-coming freshmen from abroad are strongly encouraged to enroll in a 2-unit class that is geared to improve performance and ease the transition.

As the locus for expertise on matters relating to United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) regulations, we keep international students informed through timely e-mail newsletters and announcements of the pertinent rules that affect you. While most students will enter on F1 visas, for government-sponsored students, the Center will initiate IAP-66 paperwork for initial entry into the U.S. The International Centers offers programs and assistance to all students in extending visas, if this becomes necessary. A main goal is to keep all students in proper immigration status and thereby facilitate the educational process.

At the same time, the International Center aspires to be a recognized leader among international student service units nationally and periodically asks you for ideas on programs and issues that will improve programming aimed at a full, cross-cultural immersion experiences for Cal Poly Pomona international students. Leadership training, special programs informing students about local and state government, education, medical care, arts, judicial matters, business and related topics are part of the orientation course. Special trips to places of interest are part of the program. In addition, students who complete one year at Cal Poly Pomona, may apply for merit scholarships and loan funds administered by the International Center.

A number of international scholars visit Cal Poly Pomona each year, some for a few days and some for extended stays. The International Center has personnel experienced with the immigration and taxation issues that affect all such scholars and their academic hosts. Visa category has a major influence on the kinds, if any, of remuneration a scholar may receive and on the IRS requirements for income tax withholding. Academic and service units are encouraged to seek advice from the International Center before entering into arrangements that involve payments, including in-kind.

The International Center is especially interested in making contact with visiting scholars on our campus for extended stays. We want to establish more accurate numerical, geographic and disciplinary information on visiting scholars and their host units. Often the presence of a visiting scholar in one program will be of wider campus interest and the International Center aims to broaden the impact of scholars whenever possible. The Faculty Associates of the International Center form the academic heart of the International Center, and can provide departmental contacts for visiting scholars.

For further information see www.cpp.edu/~international, call 909-869-3335, or fax 909-869-3282.

University Police

Cal Poly Pomona places a high priority on the safety of the campus community. The University Police Department is responsible for law enforcement and emergency response at Cal Poly Pomona. The department is staffed by trained professional police officers and auxiliary personnel and is operative 24 hours a day, year-round. For police, fire, or medical emergencies, Police Dispatch can be reached at 9-1-1 from on-campus phones or at (909) 869-3070 from off campus or cell phones.

California State University Police officers are vested with the same powers and responsibilities as other police officers within the state of California. Their authority is granted through legislative action defined in the California Education and Penal Codes. Their jurisdiction covers all property owned and operated by the University, including adjacent public streets and property. The officers meet the California Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission requirements, which are mandated for all California law enforcement officers. All university police officers have full powers of arrest, and are trained in the use of weapons and carry them on campus.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is released by October 1 of each year. The report is in compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Cal Poly Pomona and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as the policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The 2010-11 report also reflects HEOA amendments that specify new campus safety requirements and disclosures in the following areas: hate crime reporting, emergency response and evacuation procedures, missing student notification and fire safety. You can obtain a printed copy of the report by contacting University Police or by accessing the following website: http://public.dsa.cpp.edu/police/annual_security_fire_safety_report.pdf

9-1-1 System: All telephones located throughout campus are connected to a 9-1-1 emergency system. The 24-hour Communications Center,which is staffed by trained dispatchers, provides telephone and two-way radio contact for emergency personnel and also serves as an after-hours contact for students, faculty and staff. Fire and security alarms are also monitored in this center.

Crime Reporting: Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to report all crimes to the University Police Department. If you are the victim of a crime, observe a crime or suspicious activity or see a security problem, notify University Police immediately. Campus community members are encouraged to program the Police business line (909) 869-3070 into cell phones. Many campus personnel are available to assist persons who may not wish to contact the police, such as administrators and student services personnel (e.g. Deans, Directors, Judicial Affairs, Housing administrators,including Resident Coordinators and Advisors, athletic team coaches, faculty and/or student advisors. The aforementioned employees are required to report crimes to the University Police Department though are not obligated to report the identity of the victim. University Police will also accept voluntary, anonymous and confidential reports from crime victims/survivors or university personnel. Crime reporting forms are available in the University Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, University Housing Services, the Village and the student centers on campus. Every attempt to substantiate facts will be made. While reporting is strongly encouraged, professional and pastoral counselors are not required to report under the law. Crime information may also be reported via an Anonymous Tip Line at (909) 869-3399.

Emergency Preparedness: The University has a well-defined disaster plan with several hundred trained faculty and staff members. There are emergency teams established in most buildings across campus. These teams are coordinated into more than 20 Mini Emergency Operations Centers.Emergency procedures can be accessed at www.cpp.edu/police/emergservices.asp

Escort Program and Services: During hours of darkness, escorts are available to walk or drive you to your car, your class or your on-campus residence. Call extension 3070 from any campus phone to request an escort. The department also offers a wide range or programs and services to ensure the safety and security of the campus include: crime prevention presentations, training and workshops on a variety of topics; self-defense workshops; alarm system and office safety and security evaluations; ride-alongs, etc.

The University Police Department is located in Building 109 at the intersection of Oak and Cypress at the southeast corner of parking structure #1. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 on campus phones or (909) 869-3070 from cellular telephones. For business calls, dial extension 3070 on campus phones or (909) 869-3070. For information regarding student employment, internships or volunteer programs, contact (909) 869-3070.

Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides students with affordable, accessible and student-centered health care; personal counseling; and wellness services. Services are available to all enrolled Cal Poly Pomona students, funded by a mandatory health fee that is included in tuition. Most services are covered by the health fee.

SHCS promotes academic and personal success and helps students develop healthy lifestyles. The department also serves a valuable public health role by caring for members of the campus community with the monitoring of required immunizations. The optional flu immunization program reduces lost class and study time for students. In times of a public health crisis, the department works closely with the public health department to put infectious disease control plans in place.

Student Health and Counseling Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. and Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) shall be advisory to the President and Executive Director of Student Health and Counseling Services on the scope of service, delivery, and other critical issues relating to campus health services. SHAC membership includes students, faculty, and staff.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers time-limited, confidential counseling sessions at no cost. Services include initial screenings; crisis intervention; groups; brief individual or couples therapy; outreach presentations and workshops; and referrals to other mental health resources. Afterhours telephone crisis counseling is available by calling (909) 869-3220, option 2.

For more details, please visit the webpage at: http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/index.shtml or call Counseling Services (909) 869-3220.

Health Services

Health Services is an ambulatory care facility offering visits with medical providers by appointment or through Urgent Care for non-life threatening emergencies. Treatment of illnesses, injuries or other common health-related issues (which may require X-rays, laboratory tests, and pharmacy services) are available to students. Afterhours Nurse Advice line is available by calling (909) 869-4000.

For more details, please visit the webpage at: http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/index.shtml or call Health Services at (909) 869-4000.

Wellness Services

The Wellness Center provides health education on a drop-in basis and by individual appointment. Wellness services educate the campus community by delivering presentations to classes and groups, conducting various health assessments and by hosting programs and educational activities on campus.

For more details, please visit the webpage at: http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/index.shtml or call the Wellness Center (909) 869-5272.

The Test Center

The Test Center is responsible for all university and state academic mandated testing such as the English Placement Test, Graduation Writing Test, Entry-Level Math Test, and Microcomputer Proficiency Test. The Office of Academic Testing also provides registration information for entrance tests such as SAT and ACT, CBEST, GMAT, and GRE.

Orientation Services (OS)

Orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students are conducted prior to the start of each quarter, with an expanded series of programs during the summer for those students entering in the Fall quarter. Freshman orientation is 3 days/2 nights and transfer orientation is a 1-day program. Optional Parent/Family Orientations programs are also conducted during the summer. Orientation programs are mandatory for all entering undergraduate students and provide an opportunity for academic advising and registration. All of these programs offer students an introduction to the campus, student services, academic advising, student involvement opportunities, and programs related to their majors. Every effort is made to provide new students with information and advice in a welcoming atmosphere to facilitate a smooth and effective beginning at Cal Poly Pomona. Orientation Services is located on the fourth floor of the CLA Building (Bldg. 98). For further information call (909) 869-3604 or visit www.cpp.edu/orientation.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a primary responsibility of faculty and is integrally related to the educational process. It is the responsibility of each student to know and meet graduation and other requirements and to make every reasonable effort to obtain adequate academic advising. Frequent advisor contact will help to ensure the student has current academic information and is making adequate progress toward educational goals.

The general functions of university student advising include: providing students with information on policies, procedures and programs of the university; assisting students in choosing educational and career objectives commensurate with their interests and abilities; assisting students in exploring the possible short- and long-range consequences of their choices; and making students aware of the wide range of services and educational opportunities that may be pertinent to their educational objectives at this university.

The specific type of advising program adopted by the academic units varies by college and by department. Students are advised to check with their major department office to familiarize themselves with the advising program adopted by their department. Students who enter as Undeclared Majors receive comprehensive academic advising through the department of Student Support and Equity Programs.  For further information, visit us online at www.dsa.cpp.edu/ssep.

Students may receive an “Advising Hold” on their registration for a given quarter. An “Advising Hold” indicates that the students must see their major department advisor to have the hold lifted prior to registering for classes. This is an opportunity for the student and advisor to discuss the student’s academic progress, course selection, and to identify and resolve any difficulties the student may be experiencing. In order to achieve early intervention to assist students by providing an early warning system, all undergraduate students with a Cal Poly Pomona GPA of less than 2.2 will have an advising hold placed systematically on their record.

Violence Prevention & Women’s Resource Center

The Violence Prevention & Women’s Resource Center (VPWRC), is in the Division of Student Affairs and sponsored in part by the Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office, ASI and state funds. The VPWRC has two main program areas: Advocacy and Prevention Education Programs. The office is located in Building 95 across from the University Marketplace as part of the Cultural Center complex. Regular hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An emergency advocate is on-call through the University Police Department by calling (909) 869-3070 to support victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. Academic internships are available to students for leadership development in program development, survivor and advocacy training and student group involvement. The VPWRC offers a safe environment where survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking can receive crisis intervention confidentially and without filing a police report. For a full calendar of activities and assistance call (909) 869-3112, stop by, or refer to www.dsa.cpp.edu/vpwrc. Advocacy services include: hospital/police/court accompaniments, restraining order assistance, crisis intervention, on-campus and off campus referrals, and academic advocacy. Women’s programs include on-going empowerment workshops, self-defense classes, and special events on women’s issues. Women’s programming celebrates over 30 years of providing workshops, advocacy, support groups, educational resources, materials, and a library to our visitors on a variety of topics and issues related to the changing roles of men and women in our diverse society.

Extended Hours

Evening administrative services are offered Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during each academic quarter, through the week of final exams. Administrative services are offered for Admissions and Outreach, Cashiers Services, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office in each department’s respective office.

Preprofessional Advisor, Health Careers

Dr. John Chan, Health Professions Advisor, provides academic advising to students who are interested in veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, podiatry, and other health related areas. This service is available to all students, regardless of major.

The office is located in Building 4, Room 3-758. Call (909) 869-4086 for information.

Veterans Affairs

The university is approved for the training of veterans of the military services and their dependents who qualify under educational assistance programs established by the state and federal governments.

Authorization for training under all federal laws must be obtained from the Veterans Administration through its regional office at 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Veterans with no prior training under the G.I. bills are urged to request their letters of eligibility at least two months before enrolling. Those who are transferring from another school should submit their transfer requests at least one month before entering. For assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (909) 869-2300.

Students receiving veteran’s educational benefits should note the minimum scholarship requirements section under “Academic Regulations” in this catalog.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center provides support services to students who have documented disabilities. DRC provides assistance to students with physical or functional limitations, including visual, hearing, mobility, motor and speech impairments. Students with serious medical conditions are also served, as well as those with learning or emotional disabilities.

The Disability Resource Center offers a comprehensive and well-coordinated system of educational support services. Some of the services offered include alternate media services, notetaker services, test proctoring services, interpreter and real-time captioner services for the hearing impaired, priority registration, use of specialized equipment, and disability-related counseling.

DRC also maintains an Assistive Technology Center, a computer laboratory specifically designed for students with disabilities. The Center provides both PC and Macintosh workstations that are equipped with a variety of software and hardware devices to allow universal access. Some examples of available equipment include screen magnifiers, screen readers, text-to-speech, optical character recognition (etext), closed-circuit television, braille printing, power-adjustable tables, and modified pointing devices and keyboards. Training in the usage of this equipment is provided, with all training materials available in alternative formats.

These services and others are available to students with disabilities who register with the office. The Disability Resource Center is also a resource for faculty and staff members who assist students with disabilities in meeting their educational objectives.

The Disability Resource Center is located through the Engineering breezeway, Building 9, Room 103. For further information, call (909) 869-3333 (Voice/TDD), or visit the DRC web site at www.dsa.cpp.edu/drc.

Additional academic support services such as academic advising, tracking and monitoring of students’ progress, disabilities management, study skills development, and tutoring are available to students with disabilities through the ARCHES TRIO Student Support Services program.


Achievement Retention and Commitment to Higher Education Success for students with disabilities are the primary goals of ARCHES. Funded through the United States Department of Education, ARCHES provides enhanced academic services to 150 students with disabilities each year. As a student support program under the umbrella of the Disability Resource Center (DRC), ARCHES provides services including academic advising, tracking and monitoring of student progress, disabilities management, study skills development, and tutoring assistance.

Student participants with ARCHES must meet federal eligibility criteria in order to receive services. Students must 1) be a United States citizen or legal resident; and, 2) have a documented disability. In addition, 1/3 of the participants with ARCHES must also come from a low-income family background as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

ARCHES applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Students are accepted for enrollment with the program on an on-going basis as space is available. ARCHES is located in Building 1, Room 214. For further information, call (909) 869-2386, fax (909) 869-4362 or email ARCHES@cpp.edu.

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities such as alternate media services, test proctoring services, interpreter and realtime captioner services, assistive technology, etc., may be received from the Disability Resource Center.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is located in the University Library, 2nd floor rooms 2919 and 2921. The LRC provides a university-wide student service devoted to developing students’ academic achievement through a variety of methods and programs. The LRC is the University’s most comprehensive tutoring service provider, offering free tutoring and related support services through the following programs - Bronco Tutoring; the Reading, Advising, and Mentoring Program (RAMP); and the University Writing Center (UWC). All LRC tutors are trained and College and Reading Learning Association (CRLA) certified.

Bronco Tutoring

Bronco Tutoring offers help in university-wide courses ranging from science and engineering to business and history. Bronco Tutoring is available by appointment, drop-in, and online for individuals and small groups. Topic and course specific workshops, and Mathematics Diagnostic Placement Test (MDPT) workshops are offered throughout the year.

Reading, Advising, and Mentoring Program (RAMP)

RAMP is a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services retention and graduation program serving 250 eligible students per year. RAMP offers individualized reading tutoring, one unit non-baccalaureate course, supplemental academic advising, supplemental financial aid, peer mentoring, Book Club, graduate entrance exam preparation, and other services. Participants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and meet one of the following criteria: low-income status, first-generation college student, or have diagnosed physical or learning disability.

University Writing Center (UWC)

UWC offers assistance in writing across disciplines. Tutoring is available by appointment, drop-in, and online for individuals and small groups. Grammar and plagiarism workshops are offered on a quarterly basis. UWC also provides workshops and individual consultation for the Graduation Writing Test, assists with the processing of GWT waivers, and coordinates the GWT alternative course, CPU 401 . Contact info: 909-869-3502; LRC@cpp.edu; www.cpp.edu/lrc.

Cultural Centers

The Cultural Centers are committed to the recognition, promotion and support of the rich diversity in the campus community. The Centers are part of the Office of Student Life and exist to support student development, cultural enhancement, social justice and academic excellence. The Centers adhere to the belief that student engagement results in retention, improved academic performance, and leadership development. Through co-curricular education and academic support the Centers empower students to go into their community and affect positive change. The work of the Centers contributes to the enhancement and strengthening of our local and global communities.

Each Center validates the identities and cultural experiences of students, offers a network of support services which address the retention needs of traditionally underrepresented students, and educates all Cal Poly Pomona students to be culturally competent. Specific information about services offered by each Cultural Center can be found by visiting the following links:

The African American Student Center (AASC), (909) 869-5006. Website: dsa.cpp.edu/aasc

The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center (APISC), (909) 869-5023. Website: dsa.cpp.edu/apisc

The César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE), (909) 869-5035. Website: dsa.cpp.edu/cesarchavez

The Native American Student Center (NASC), (909) 869-3967. Website: dsa.cpp.edu/nasc

The Pride Center (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies Resource Center) provides resources, referrals, support, and programs about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, heterosexism, and homophobia. The Pride Center is located in Building 26, Room 107, (909) 869-2573. Website: dsa.cpp.edu/pride

The Career Center

The Career Center assists students with career planning, major choice, student employment and with job search activities upon graduation. A wide variety of written support materials is available for students and alumni. The Center offers workshops each quarter, and Career Counselors are available to help students and alumni on an individual basis. The Center is located in Building 97, Room 100. For more information about services and hours of operation, call (909) 869-2342.  dsa.cpp.edu/career

Career Planning and Development

The Career Center has an extensive library of resources, both written and Internet-linked, to assist students with research in different career areas. Additionally, the Center offers interest testing and a user-friendly computer-based aid to career decision making called SIGI+ (System of Interactive Guidance and Information-Plus). SIGI+ provides an interactive approach to assessing work-related interest and values, locates occupations that match those interests/values, provides information about the occupations identified, and helps users chart a course of action. Students who are unsure of their major or career plans are encouraged to take the Career and Personal Exploration class. Students who are unsure of their major or career plans are encouraged to take the Career and Personal Exploration class “CPU 100 ”.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office of the Career Center (Bldg. 97) assists students in finding part-time, temporary, summer, vacation, cooperative education, and internship experiences. Work opportunities are located both on and off the campus. The University’s Co-operative Education Director holds office hours in the Career Center and can explain these valuable job opportunities.

Student positions are also available throughout the year with Cal Poly Pomona Foundation in various operations and through Contract and Grants Projects. Positions are posted through the Career Center and in the Human Resource Department, Building 55. Students can access BronocConnection to see all position listing. dsa.cpp.edu/career/student-employment.asp

Career Employment

The Career Center assists students and alumni in obtaining career positions. A comprehensive program of workshops and a quarterly “Employee Perspective” workshop series provides career information and advice from company representatives. An extensive on-campus recruiting program is conducted, as industrial, business, and public-sector representatives visit the campus to interview graduating students for career positions and other students for internship positions. The career search library has a broad collection of directories, job listings, corporate information, and other materials for the job hunter. The Career Center’s website provides links to information about career options, job search preparation, and job listings. The Alumni Career Advisor Network enables individuals to contact Cal Poly Pomona graduates from different majors for the purpose of networking, and acquiring information and advice about career fields and job search strategies. An online search for those alumni begins at the Career Center’s homepage

. Twice a year, in the Fall and Spring, the Career Center hosts “Career Day on the Quad” where employers visit campus to share information and recruit students for employment. Additionally, an annual hi-tech career fair focuses on the careers of technical majors, and an Education Expo provides opportunities for teacher candidates. After graduation, most services are provided without charge to alumni for a specified grace period. At the end of the grace period, a nominal annual fee is charged.

Career Placement

The Career Center may furbish, upon request, information about the employment of students who graduate from programs or courses of study preparing students for a particular career field. Any such data provided must be in a form that does not allow for the identification of any individual student. This information includes data concerning the average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment. The information may include data collected from either graduates of the campus or graduates of all campuses in the California State University system.

Programs Leading To Licensure And Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.  Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.  Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from Cal Poly’s International Center, Building 1, room 104.

University Housing Services

The university on-campus residential program emphasizes educational programs as part of the total living experience. Concern for the student’s personal, social, and intellectual development has resulted in a vigorous housing program based on student interests and involving live-in student and full-time staff. Community governments, social events, cultural and recreational efforts, and community living complement the academic schedule to create a living and learning environment in the residence halls at Cal Poly Pomona.

Residence Halls and Residential Suites

Each of the six residence halls accommodates approximately 200 students in comfortable double and triple rooms. They are conveniently and centrally located on campus and are within easy walking distance to the academic buildings, library, computer labs, dining areas, Bronco Student Center, and parking lots. All buildings are air-conditioned, have a laundry room, study areas, recreation room/TV lounge, mailboxes and community kitchenettes. There are high-speed Internet connections for accessing campus technology, plus satellite television service in each room. All halls are co-ed and non-smoking.

The Residential Suites accommodates approximately 400 students in a community that highlights privacy, comfort, and convenience. Each of the three floor plans has one interior entrance leading into a living room and kitchenette area, with bedrooms offering additional privacy. Combined with other amenities that include air conditioning, private balconies, elevators to the upper levels, an on-site cafe/convenience store, large study room areas, high-speed Internet access in all the rooms with wireless access points in study areas, satellite television service, and a convenient location on campus, this community guarantees a secure and comfortable living environment.

Theme interest floors are available including first-year involvement, computer interests, health and fitness, and academic enhancement. All of the Residence Halls and Residential Suites are “year round” for students who wish to stay on campus during academic break periods. Student rooms are fully furnished with beds, dressers, closets, bookcases, desks and chairs. Other benefits include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a swimming pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and reserved parking for students living in the halls or suites.

Meal Options

An all-you-care-to-eat buffet at Los Olivos Dining Commons Residential Restaurant (Bldg. 70) serves fresh, restaurant-quality food designed to better meet the individual preferences and dietary needs of diners. Los Olivos Dining Commons provides the convenience of complete meal service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered weekdays, with brunch and dinner on weekends. A variety of meal plans are available to students in the residence halls and the Residential Suites; students, faculty, or staff living off campus, or at the University Village apartments. Additional information on the variety of meal options offered is available at foundation. foundation.cpp.edu/dining/lo/.

To Apply

Interested undergraduate students may request a residence hall application at any time. Applications should be returned to the La Cienega office immediately. Students must be admitted to the university in order to receive a license (contract); therefore, early admission is of great importance. Contracts provide for both room and board. Payments may be made in periodic installments in accordance with the schedule available from the office. Costs and regulations are subject to change.

To Receive More Information

Inquire about residence hall living with University Housing Services at (909) 869-3307 or on their website at www.dsa.cpp.edu/uhs.

The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. offers assistance to faculty and staff members of Cal Poly Pomona in learning about housing options in the area. A website with Housing Assistance information is located at foundation.cpp.edu/ha.

University Village Apartments - Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

The Village is a three-phase 328-unit, air-conditioned student apartment complex. Phase I apartments have two 2-person bedrooms while Phase II has four 1-person bedrooms, and Phase III consists of all four 1-person bedrooms. Each apartment is fully furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting, living room furniture, beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs, bookcases, refrigerator, stove, kitchen table and chairs. All apartments are provided with free basic cable, internet access, trash, and utilities service. The Village also has twelve units that have been modified to accommodate persons with mobility disabilities. The complex has a large central laundry facility, Community Center, swimming pool, and basketball court. The Community Center has meeting and study space available.

The Village is located within walking distance from the heart of campus. A shuttle runs to and from various campus locations throughout the day. All residents must have a Cal Poly Pomona parking permit and are provided a Village gate card in order to park within the gated parking area. The staff includes 24-hour, live-in student advisors and professional staff who are able to assist students with their many needs.

To Apply

Applicants may begin applying for summer or fall quarter housing the first week of spring quarter, for winter quarter housing the first day of fall quarter, and for spring quarter housing the first day of winter quarter. Assignments will be made depending on availability. Applicants must be admitted to Cal Poly Pomona and have completed at least thirty-six (36) quarter units (or equivalent) or be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. The license agreement period covers the academic year with an option for summer housing. Payments are made in installments according to the terms of the license agreement. Costs and regulations are subject to change.

To Receive More Information

To inquire about living at the University Village Apartments, visit the office at 3400 Poly Vista, Building 300 (enter visitor parking lot on Temple Avenue), call us at (909) 869-4242, or check our website at foundation.cpp.edu/village

The John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Kyle D. Brown, Director

Graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to reside at the Center, in one of its two dormitory buildings: Sunspace and Riverfront. The Center is conveniently located within walking distance or a quick shuttle ride to other academic units on campus, the library, computer labs, dining areas, student center, and parking lots. These facilities house up to 20 students, are furnished, and have a laundry room, study areas, recreation room/TV lounge, mailboxes and community kitchenettes. Satellite television service is provided in each room. Both of the buildings are co-ed and non-smoking.

To Apply

Interested undergraduate students may request a residence hall application at any time. Applications should be returned to the La Cienega office. Students must be admitted to the university in order to receive a license (contract); therefore, early admission is of great importance. Contracts provide for both room and board. Payments may be made in periodic installments in accordance with the schedule available from the office. Costs and regulations are subject to change.

To Receive More Information

Inquire about residence hall living with University Housing Services at (909) 869-3307 or on their website at www.cpp.edu/~housing

Campus Dining

Dining on campus offers an extensive variety of approximately 18 different venues-from quick to elegant, from morning to late at night. Following is a description of available choices.

Los Olivos Dining Commons, Building 70. An all-you-care-to-eat buffet at Los Olivos Dining Commons Residential Restaurant now serves fresh, restaurant-quality food in a marche-style food service, designed to better meet the individual preferences and dietary needs of today’s customers. Los Olivos Dining Commons provides the convenience of complete meal service at a great value. Open to all campus guests. Los Olivos and the convenience store located at the entrance to the facility are open 7 days a week and many holidays. Visit our web site for hours and more information at foundation.cpp.edu/dining/lo/

Los Olivos Catering, Building 70. Los Olivos has been serving the campus as a full-service caterer for over 30 years. Their award winning team has the talent and experience to plan an intimate event for 10 or a major event for 3,000. A brochure may be viewed at foundation.cpp.edu/dining/catering Call 909-869-3000 for more information or to book your event.

Vista Café - Building 60. This a late night and weekend option and a favorite of many throughout the week as well. This small café tucked into the corner of the Residential Suites is a great place for a burger or deli sandwich. Convenience beverages and snacks are also available.

Campus Center Marketplace - Building 97. The dining options include Carl’s Jr., Taco Bell, Panda Express, Fresh Escape-Salad and Soup bar, International Grounds serving Starbucks coffee, The Pony Express convenience store and the Faculty/Staff Café.

Center Court Dining at Bronco Student Center. The variety of options includes: Subway, Kikka Sushi, Etc., Strips & Chips, and the Pony Express. Just a few steps away is Round Table Pizza.

Pony Express, CLA Building 98. This convenience store, located on the upper patio at building 98, features a variety of packaged items from fresh sandwiches to frozen entrees and a full variety of Pepsi beverages along with pastries, chips, bagels and more.

ENV Café, Building 7. This small café located on the Patio at the College of Environmental design features a full line of Starbucks brewed and espresso drinks along with a variety of beverages, pastries, sandwiches and snacks.

Bookstore Services

The mission of the Bookstore is to provide a complete range of products and services to support the University community in meeting their academic and individual needs.

Bronco Bookstore

The Bronco Bookstore is located in Building 66 and maintains over 22,000 square feet of bookstore space to serve the University. Course textbooks for undergraduate classes are available, as well as study guides, general reading books, class lab and art supplies, Cal Poly Pomona clothing and gifts, sundries and snacks and the University catalog and quarterly schedule of classes. The Bookstore staff works closely with the faculty to ensure that the correct textbooks and supplies are available for Cal Poly Pomona students at the beginning of each academic quarter. Bronco Bookstore also provides many special services such as maintaining store charge accounts for scholarships, grants and parent prepaid accounts, and the sale of commencement regalia, personalized graduation announcements and class rings.

Bronco Bookstore Computer Store

The Bronco Bookstore Computer Store, located on the second level of the Bookstore, offers a variety of personal computers and software for Cal Poly Pomona students at special academic discount prices. For information, please call the Computer Store at (909) 869-3280.

Call (909) 869-3274 for recorded information about hours and days of operation, or to obtain mail order information for the University catalog or quarterly class schedule. Visit the Bronco Bookstore web page at www.broncobookstore.com for other information, or to place orders for textbooks and Cal Poly Pomona clothing and gifts.

Bronco Bucks

Students can use the Bronco Access Card (campus ID) to make purchases at campus stores by opening a Bronco Buck$ account. Fast, safe, cash-less purchases are possible with just a swipe of the campus ID card. Deposits to an account can be made with cash, check, or credit card. Bronco Buck$ can be used to make purchases at the bookstore, convenience stores, or dining service locations on campus. Bronco Buck$ account applications are available at any of these locations.

Student Outreach & Recruitment

Student Outreach & Recruitment provides centralized outreach and recruitment activities, services and programs. The primary function of Student Outreach & Recruitment is to facilitate access and transition of prospective undergraduate and graduate students to the University. This is accomplished through recruitment, dissemination of information pertaining to admissions, academic programs, and general information about the University. In addition, staff members serve as liaisons with our academic Colleges and School, as well as high school and community college counselors and administrators.

Student Outreach & Recruitment representatives engage in a wide variety of activities that include, but are not limited to college fairs, on-site admissions programs, informational/motivational presentations, transfer center visits, on-campus appointments, special events, and a variety of workshops. These activities help prospective students learn more about Cal Poly Pomona and the CSU system. Student Outreach & Recruitment staff also respond to general inquiries received by phone, letters, electronic correspondence, and referrals. Professional staff members provide one-on-one advising by appointment and on a walk-in basis. To make an appointment, call (909) 869-5299 or request information at dsa.cpp.edu/admissions

Consistent with the University’s commitment to educational equity, programs and services are available to serve the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. These programs include the Residential Intensive Summer Education (RISE), College Making It Happen, and targeted programs at high schools and community colleges.

Student Life and Activities

The quality of student life at Cal Poly Pomona is reflected in the breadth of out-of-class programs and informal activities developed by students. Co-curricular activities are an integral part of the educational program, and each student is urged to participate in the life of the academic community.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life, a department within the Student Affairs division, is concerned with the total development of students. Its primary purpose is to enhance the quality of campus life through co-curricular activities. The staff members of the Office of Student Life believe that people learn by doing. Through involvement in co-curricular activities, students have the opportunity to practice what they learn in the formal academic setting as well as develop effective communication and leadership skills. Venturing in activities beyond the classroom allows students to grow both personally and professionally, thus making their total educational experience complete.

The Office of Student Life offers the opportunity for such experiences to be gained through involvement in various co-curricular programs including institutional governance, clubs or organizations or special committees, recreational or cultural endeavors and the planning and production of programs of entertainment and enlightenment. The Office of Student Life is located in the University Plaza, Building 26. The phone number is (909) 869-2841.

Associated Students Incorporated, Student Government

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) operates within the provisions of the California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 23701(d) and the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). ASI is also subject to the regulations established by the Trustees of the California State University (CSU) system and the accounting procedures approved by the California Department of Finance, as required by Section 89900 of the California Education Code.

Every Cal Poly Pomona student is a member of ASI. ASI is a recognized auxiliary of the University and the official voice of the students. ASI is involved in representing student interests on campus as well as providing a variety of programs and services.

ASI provides leadership and learning opportunities for students through Student Government. The ASI Student Government consists of student leaders either elected by the student body and or appointed by the ASI President/confirmed by the ASI Senate to serve a specific function. As a whole, ASI student government aims to serve each student; from serving on campus and statewide committees to planning and implementing fun campus events; from lobbying on your behalf to state legislators to advocating for campus services.

The Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) exists to enhance student life at Cal Poly Pomona. Bringing quality live entertainment to campus and maintaining a fun learning atmosphere are some things the BEAT is known for, but there is much more to how the team operates. Guided by the ASI motto, “students serving students,” BEAT evaluates student needs and creates strategies for satisfying them. As the face of ASI and representatives of the student population, BEAT has the ongoing responsibility of creating programs that facilitate growth and learning for students while staying current with popular trends.

For more information about ASI, Student Government or BEAT, please visit asi.cpp.edu or the Bronco Student Center, Building 35.

Children’s Center 

Operating under the administration and support of Associated Students Incorporated, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona); the Children’s Center was founded in 1974, by students as an on-campus, full-day, childcare program for children, ranging in ages from two through five. The Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center has since developed into a high quality early education preschool center for families with young children. 

The Children’s Center provides a safe and nurturing environment where student-parents can leave their children with confidence while they fulfill their educational goals and working parents can have peace of mind concerning their children’s wellbeing.  The Center is committed to providing this educational experience for student-parents, faculty, staff and the community in an affordable way.

Preschool and childcare is provided for children age two years through entry into first grade, and there is a summer school-age program for children ages six through age twelve. The Children’s Center is licensed, and accommodates up to 71 children for 246 full-time days year-round.

The Children’s Center is a contractor in good standing with the California State Department of Education, Child Development Division. The Center follows Title 22 and Title 5 Education Codes and is accredited under NAEYC standards.

Center Court Dining at Bronco Student Center 

Center Court offers something for everyone. From fresh selections, to comfort cravings, Center Court has it all!  The variety of options includes: Subway, Qdoba, Round Table Pizza, Kikka Sushi, Peet’s Coffee, Freshens Smoothies and Poly Fresh Market.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Cal Poly Pomona’s co-curricular program is strengthened by some 240 charter clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, multi-ethnic, religious, and international organizations, as well as departmental and sports clubs. New organizations are formed as student interests change and evolve. A current listing of clubs and organizations, including brief descriptions and current officers, is available from the Office of Student Life in the University Plaza, Building 26. Call (909) 869-2841 or e-mail OSL@cpp.edu for more information.

Multicultural Programs

A variety of multicultural programs provide the Cal Poly Pomona community with an opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the diversity that exists on campus and in society. Celebrate and learn more about this diversity by participating in multicultural programs.

Cross Cultural Retreat–This weekend get-away is held each year and is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. The goals of the retreat are to expand awareness of multiculturalism among Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, staff, and administrators; provide a safe and non-threatening atmosphere for sharing and exploring one another’s cultural experiences; promote self-knowledge and self-worth of others; and identify strategies that would help promote multiculturalism. You may get involved by registering as a participant or serving on the planning committee.

Diversity Programs–Each year, the campus has the opportunity to highlight various cultures through Culture Weeks, coordinated by the AS Cultural Affairs Commissioner. All students are invited to help plan one of the CultureWeeks: Arab CultureWeek, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month; Black History Month, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Culture Month, Jewish Culture Week, and Xicano Latino Heritage Month.

Multicultural Council (MCC)–MCC is the umbrella organization for the 30 cultural clubs on campus. We invite you to join one of the multicultural organizations.

The diversity of the programs sponsored by MCC provides Cal Poly Pomona with information and experience about other cultures–cultures with which we may have little familiarity.

Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony–REACH is sponsored by the Office of Student Life. Its goal is to promote a better understanding of diversity issues. Students in the REACH program are taught cultural history, facilitation skills, and group process skills. REACH consultants facilitate cultural awareness workshops and receive 2.0 units of credit each quarter for their participation in the class.

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Series–Each quarter the Office of Student Life sponsors free workshops addressing various aspects of leadership. The workshops present relevant information to enhance leadership effectiveness, provide an opportunity to network with peers and discuss pertinent issues, and to meet different faculty presenters outside of the usual classroom setting. 

Multicultural Leadership Class

This course is designed to prepare students to be effective in a multicultural world. The course covers theory and skill development for current and future multicultural leaders. Leadership and multicultural education principles will be taught through simulation activities, case studies and dialogue.

Resource Materials–The Office of Student Life is the place to find resource files and videos dealing with all areas of organizational effectiveness and leadership. Along with workshops and discussion groups that are available to your group, a leadership library with books for checkout is available.

The Leadership Community–Fall Student Convocation (TLC)–The Office of Student Life serves as the primary coordinators for the Fall Student Convocation. The Leadership Community (TLC) is a one day Fall Convocation event designed to educate, support, network, empower and prepare student leaders.

The University Vice President for Student Affairs/designee serves as the primary advisor for ASI.

Rose Float

Unlike any other project on this campus, (or for that matter at any other college or university), the Rose Float responsibility is jointly shared by the two Cal Poly campuses of Pomona and San Luis Obispo. Working together, the two campus committees select the design, pay for their share of the expenses, build their assigned parts of the float, grow selected flowers and spend the last three weeks of December finishing the float at the Pomona and Pasadena sites. Each year 20 to 25 students are chosen for the Executive Committee positions at each Cal Poly campus. Each person works in a specific field such as electronics, decorations, flower procurement, flower growing, donations, public relations, transportation, finance, construction, and administration. The purpose of the committee is to design, finance, build and decorate the Cal Poly Pomona and San Luis Obispo entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rose Float office is in Building 26, Room 131, (909) 869-3620.

Greek Life

The Greek community includes 12 national fraternities and four national sororities with five associate organizations. The men and women of these organizations have the opportunities for leadership, scholarship, campus and community participation, social and athletic programs. Greek life provides an active social environment and the governance structure gives members the opportunity to develop leadership skills which aids in preparation for a successful future. For more information on getting involved in a Greek-letter organization, contact the Coordinator of Greek Affairs in the Office of Student Life or the Greek Affairs Office in the University Plaza, Building 26, Room 130.

Music, Theatre, Dance

Opportunities are provided for students to participate in theatrical or dance productions, and in music organizations which include band, orchestra vocal choirs, and smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles. Drama productions include quarterly one-act and three-act plays; musical events include Christmas and Easter programs and a road show tour of California communities. The annual Student-Faculty dance production is presented each spring quarter.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics.

Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of university life and encourages student-athletes to excel academically as well as athletically. Intercollegiate competition is conducted under the policies and procedures of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), which includes admission levels for participation, with either a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT score of 17. A 2.0 GPA in a core curriculum is also required. The intercollegiate program is guided by an athletic board which is composed of Cal Poly Pomona faculty and students. A program of intercollegiate competition for men and women is offered in a variety of sports which include (m) baseball, (m/w) basketball, (m/w) crosscountry, (m/w) soccer, (m/w) tennis, (m/w) track and field, (w) volleyball. Information about intramurals can be found in the ASI Campus Recreation, Bronco Student Center.

The mission statement for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of the educational environment of the total university which allows the student to develop mental, physical, social, and emotional discipline, develop the ability to work with others and enhance decision making and leadership skills. Intercollegiate Athletics can also serve as a University focal point for public relations and social interaction.

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Cal Poly Pomona dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from Tracee Passeggi, Associate Athletic Director, Building 43 Room 118, or can be contacted at (909) 869-3778, or for financial assistance, contact Diana Minor, Director of Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, CLA Building (98-T3) Tower Section, third floor, and can be contacted at (909) 869-3704.

Club Sports and Intramurals

A club sports program permits students to compete against similar teams from other colleges and universities in a variety of sports, but at a somewhat more informal level than is found in the varsity sports program. Information about the club sports program may be obtained from the Office of Student Life in University Plaza. An extensive intramural program is an integral part of the university and includes team sports, individual sports and recreational activities. Information regarding intramural sports may be obtained in the ASI Campus Recreation, Bronco Student Center.

Qualifications for Student Office Holders

Given the representative, fiduciary, legal and other long-range policy-making responsibilities and influence of student office holders, it is the policy of the CSU that such persons have an obligation to demonstrate a reasonable degree of the academic involvement and achievement.

All students representatives must:

  • Be enrolled and in good standing at the university.
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) each term.
  • Not be on probation of any kind.

These requirements apply to the major student office holders, minor student representative offices, and student representatives to system wide committees.

Student office holders may include, but are not limited to, elected or appointed student leaders in Associated Students, Inc., Residence Life, Orientation Services, Foundation, clubs, organizations, campus committees and/or campus representatives.

In addition to the above requirements, student office holders must hold and maintain prescribed unit load and enrollment requirements as detailed in the CSU’s qualifications for student office holders, which can be viewed at: http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/stdsrvc.shtml.

Questions regarding qualifications for student office holders should be addressed to the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers in Building 26, Room 124, (909) 869-2841.

Eligibility for Intercollegiate Athletics

Eligibility for competition in intercollegiate athletics is regulated in general by the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), and the University Policies and Procedures Statement for the Conduct of Intercollegiate Athletics. A student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 2.0 and complete 36 units of work towards a specified major prior to the beginning of the next competitive season. In particular, prior written authorization from the faculty athletic representative is required for all student athletes who wish to take courses for academic credit at any time at institutions other than this University if the credit is required to become or remain eligible for athletic competition. In absence of the faculty athletic representative, the Registrar’s Office may provide the necessary authorization.

Educational Enrichment Programs

Early Admission

The early admission program allows academically talented high school students to enroll for up to eight units of university work per quarter while simultaneously completing requirements for graduation at their respective high schools. The university work thus completed is applicable only as university credit and may not be used to meet high school graduation requirements. Consideration for admission to this program is granted to students who are earning a 3.5 grade point average in college preparatory courses and who are recommended by the high school principal or counselor.

Admission to Early Admission Program does not constitute the right to continued enrollment.
To be considered for admission a student must:

  1. Complete and submit the CSU Application along with the $55.00 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Forward a nomination letter from the high school principal or counselor.
  3. Submit two copies of the high school transcript.

Additional information and applications are available in the Office of Admissions and Outreach.

The California Promise

The California Promise Program enables a specific number of campuses of the California State University (CSU) to establish pledge programs for entering first-time students who are both interested and able to complete baccalaureate degrees in 4-years. All campuses have established programs for students with Associate Degrees for Transfer from any California Community College to complete their baccalaureate degrees in 2-years. The program is limited to students who are residents of California.

Students who commit to enter either the 4-year or 2-year pledge will be given a priority registration appointment for each state-supported enrollment period and will be provided with routine and thorough academic advisement. In order to remain in the program, students must meet with their advisors as prescribed, develop an enrollment plan, and complete 30 semester units of quarter equivalent within each academic year, including summer. Participating campuses may stipulate other important requirements as well. Interested students entering the CSU in the fall 2017 term should contact the campus offices or visit www.calstate.edu/sas/california-promise.

Four-Year Graduation Pledge

Graduating in four years is a top priority for both prospective students and their parents, as they make decisions about a college education. The Cal Poly Pomona Four-year Graduation Pledge Program is designed to facilitate the graduation of freshmen within four years. The pledge program involves a two-way commitment, both on the part of the University and the student who elects to become a part of the program. The program is based on the philosophy that if both the University and the student uphold their commitment, graduation in four years should be easily attainable.

Student Commitment

  1. Attend an orientation program prior to enrollment
  2. Declare and remain in the same major declared upon admission to the University
  3. Enter the University qualified to enroll in college-level math and English appropriate to your major
  4. Successfully complete 25% of program each year
  5. Maintain a minimum 2.2 cumulative grade point average, and earn a “C” or better or CR in all coursework taken
  6. Meet with an assigned advisor every quarter and participate in priority registration
  7. Take and pass the Graduation Writing Test during your junior year
  8. Balance school, work, and personal responsibilities so that your commitment to education is honored

University Commitment

At the core of the University’s commitment is an effective and coordinated advising program. Each undergraduate academic department has designated a special faculty advisor for four-year graduation pledge students. Additionally, four-year graduation pledge participants are granted priority registration for the duration of their pledge agreement.

For more information about the Four-year Graduation Pledge program, please contact Cynthia Brown in the Office of Academic Programs at (909) 869-3121 or visit the website at https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/graduation-pledge/4yr_Graduation_Pledge.shtml.

Kellogg Honors College

Suketu Bhavsar, Director

The Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg Honors College challenges talented students to achieve academic and personal goals. The College provides an intellectually and socially stimulating environment for students of all majors to come together as a community of scholars. Students receive the rigorous education and personal attention that is available in a small university, while having access to the many opportunities that Cal Poly Pomona’s size makes possible.

Students may graduate from the Honors College by participating in special Honors classes; some in their majors and several which satisfy the university’s general education requirements. Students have access to the Honors Commons, a gathering place in which they work and learn together. Special social events are held such as trips to museums, theaters, musical events and many opportunities for the students to get to know one another in a setting outside of class.

Special advising is provided for Honors students. Students are specially mentored to seek out summer research opportunities, scholarship applications, applications for graduate and professional schools, internships, and study abroad programs.

The Kellogg Honors College welcomes applications from students in all majors who have a high school GPA of 3.5. Cal Poly Pomona Freshmen who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 in their first year and transfer students with a GPA of at least 3.5 in their previous institution are also eligible to apply. Students who do not have this GPA but feel that they have other strengths such as leadership skills are welcome to apply and make the case that they will benefit from and contribute to the Honors College. Admission is selective; a faculty committee chooses Honors students based on their application packages. Honors students must maintain a 3.3 GPA to remain in the Kellogg Honors College during their time at Cal Poly Pomona.

Center for Community Service-Learning and VolunteerBASE (Bronco Advance Service Excellence)

Michael Millar, Director

Established in 2004, the mission of the Center for Community Service-Learning is to advance a culture of meaningful civic engagement by promoting service-learning, sustainable, community-university partnerships and other opportunities for community outreach and leadership. VolunteerBASE was established as a centralized resource for volunteer opportunities in 2008.

A prime example of Cal Poly Pomona’s “learn-by-doing” philosophy, service-learning is a pedagogy that provides students with structured opportunities to learn, develop, and reflect through active participation and thoughtfully-organized community involvement. It enhances the academic experience of students by relating academic content and course objectives to issues in the community. Service-learning integrates assessment and student reflection on the interrelationships between course content and community-based learning activities. Conducted in the community, it meets the needs of the students, faculty, and community partners and fosters civic competence and engagement. Students thus “learn-by-doing” and make a difference!

The staff of the Center for Community Service-Learning provides support to faculty in the development and designation of service-learning courses, facilitates connections to community partners, and promotes civic engagement across campus through curricular and co-curricular activities. VolunteerBASE serves as a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities, including those sponsored by the Center such as the JusticeCorps legal internship program, California’s Promise Fellows, the Pomona Public Library Homework Assistance Center, Pass It On: The Youth Storytelling Mentorship Initiative, our annual Volunteer Fair, and other initiatives designed to help students find ways to contribute to and connect deeply with the larger community.

The Center for Community Service-Learning and VolunteerBASE are located in Building 1, room 113.

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC is a program that provides college trained officers for the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Cal Poly Pomona is one of 600 institutions nationwide that offer Army ROTC through cross-enrollment with host institutions. Students from Cal Poly Pomona attend Military Science classes at Cal Poly Pomona and participate fully in the Army ROTC. Although Army ROTC is traditionally a four-year program, a two-year program is offered to students completing a six week summer camp and to selected veterans.

Army ROTC aids students by providing leadership and management experience found in few other college courses as well as an opportunity for a military career in the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. It develops self-discipline, physical stamina and poise while enhancing development of management skills and qualities basic to success in any career. It also provides academic credit for classroom instruction and a living allowance of up to $1,000.00 each year during the final two years of the program.

The four-year program consists of a two-year Basic Course and a two-year Advanced Course. The Basic Course is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years. The Basic Course imposes no military obligation on the part of the students; they may withdraw at any time before the end of the second year. Students with active duty military experience in any of the armed forces may have the first two years waived.

The Advanced Course provides further instruction in leadership development, organization and management, and tactics and administration. Attendance at all leadership laboratories and field trips (MSL 179A - Basic Course Physical Fitness (1) ) is mandatory for all Advanced Course cadets. Advanced Course cadets attend a six-week advanced camp in the summer between their junior and senior years of college. This camp permits Cadets to put into practice the principles and theories they have acquired from classroom instruction. Cadets receive approximately $880.00 in pay, plus travel expenses, room and board, medical care, and other benefits.

The two-year program permits students with prior military experience or those who complete a six-week basic camp to enter the Advanced course and receive the same instruction and financial assistance. Applicants for the Basic camp should apply to the Army ROTC, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, campus during the spring preceding the summer Basic camp.

Army ROTC scholarships for full tuition, fees, books, and a $100.00 monthly living allowance are offered to students who are enrolled or are preparing to enroll in Army ROTC. These scholarships are for three years. Three-year competitive scholarships are available to students attending college at the time of application; this includes students enrolled in the Cal Poly Pomona Army ROTC program. Applications and further information can be obtained by writing Army ROTC, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768, or by calling (909) 869-3266.

Courses offered at Cal Poly Pomona are listed in the catalog section “University Programs.”

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC)

Through arrangements with California State University, San Bernardino (CSU-SB), Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of CSU-SB, LMU, UCLA and USC.

AFROTC offers a variety of two, three and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshman and sophomores; three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.

For more information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at one of the following universities: CSU-San Bernardino at (909) 537-5440, Loyola Marymount University at (310) 338-2770, UCLA at (310) 825-1742, or USC at (213) 740-2670.

Study Abroad, Exchanges, and Overseas Internships

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). On behalf of Cal Poly Pomona students, the International Center (Building 1, Room 104) encourages and facilitates student study abroad for a quarter or longer. Our staff assist students with selecting a study abroad program, completing applications, registering for courses, and arranging for transfer of overseas credits to Cal Poly Pomona. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work Study, is available to qualified students. We work closely with the Financial Aid Office toward a goal of assuring that all students can afford the international experience; we also can provide some need and merit-based scholarships. All CPP approved and sponsored study and travel abroad programs that offer 6 or more credits allow students to use their federal financial aid. Consult a counselor in the Financial Aid Office (Building 98-T3-15) and apply early.

Students study abroad to broaden their education and personal experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most young people. In our increasingly global economy with issues of health, politics, society and resources that transcend national borders, many study abroad returnees find enhanced job opportunities.

Among Cal Poly Pomona overseas opportunities is the Spring London Quarter. Cal Poly Pomona faculty offer regular classes in London, England. Students enroll for 17 units which include an extensive set of activities that make use of London and its surrounding areas. Courses and faculty are carefully selected to ensure the program’s usefulness to the majority of students, the highest quality teaching, and full use of London’s historic and noteworthy attractions. Our partner, Anglo American Educational Services provides outstanding student services in London. For information, please consult with International Center study abroad staff or the dean’s office in College of Business Administration or College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. The program is open to 35-60 students, accompanied by two or three Cal Poly Pomona faculty.

Students studying French as part of their program may opt to join the language and culture program in Paris, at the Sorbonne (6 units). Architecture students can opt for a program that includes Greece, France, and Germany (10-12 units). These are programs the colleges and schools offer each summer.

Cal Poly Pomona offers an exciting range of summer quarter overseas programs that are affordable. Students can choose to enroll in any of a number of programs around the world including sites in France, Germany, Morocco, China, Italy, Ghana, Spain and others. Enrollment determines the sites approved on a yearly basis. One or more Cal Poly Pomona faculty accompany students on most programs and are responsible for the evaluation of student work. Need and merit-based scholarships are available.

For students who are more interested in a cultural immersion experience with only one or several other Cal Poly Pomona students, the International Center can recommend a number of outstanding programs that are available from universities abroad with whom we have formal exchange agreements. Students apply through the International Center. Cal Poly Pomona students can study in specialized as well as general liberal arts fields. Students from the professional schools and colleges, natural and physical sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences will find a wealth of appropriate courses available, in English, as well as several other languages. For example, engineers, behavioral science students and others will find coursework offered in English, in Korea and Germany, as well as options in England, Scotland, and Australia. For students interested in Asia or in their own heritage, language and culture, study is available in China, Korea, Japan, and elsewhere. Several partner universities in Mexico offer Spanish language training, sometimes in combination with business courses.

Cal Poly Pomona maintains a balance between in-coming and out-going students with each partner institution abroad. Students pay Cal Poly Pomona fees (and tuition in the case of non-residents) and are responsible for their room, board and related expenses while abroad. The cost of exchange may be less or more than attending Cal Poly Pomona, depending on the location and student interest in additional travel. There are many opportunities for cultural, linguistic and educational immersion abroad for those who have second language capability–Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Arabic, and Thai. The exchange programs run for one or two semesters and generally have an April 1 deadline for Fall semester, and October 1 for Spring semester. In most cases, financial aid can be applied toward program cost.

Students on study abroad and internship abroad programs agree to comply with academic requirements, the CPP student code and university regulations, host university regulations, and laws of the host country. Study abroad students must have insurance coverage while abroad, including medical, medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. Additional medical insurance is available for most programs and several have insurance as part of the program costs. Before departing, participants in Cal Poly Pomona programs have a general health examination (arranged with the Health Center).

The International Center facility provides an inviting location for domestic and international students to meet, obtain information about overseas study, read about current events from U.S., Asian and other national perspectives, and share their experiences. A media center is available for viewing videos and CD-ROMS of exchange and CSU International Programs sites.

For further information see www.cpp.edu/~international, or contact us at (909) 869-3267, or international@cpp.edu.

The California State University International Programs

The lnternational Center serves as the administrator for the year-long academic programs offered by California State University International Programs. Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University *(CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs (CSU IP) has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or study center abroad. CSU IP serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, CSU IP also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.

Australia Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
Canada Concordia University (Montréal)
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
China Peking University (Beijing)
Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)

Institut Catholique de Paris, Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence), Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
Israel University of Haifa
Italy CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Japan Waseda University (Tokyo), University of Tsukuba
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
South Korea Yonsei University
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaén
Sweden Uppsala University
Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)
United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Swansea University

Students participating CSU IP pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available.  Most programs require students to have division standing at a CSU upper- campus by the time of departure; several programs are open to sophomores or Graduate students. California Community College transfer students are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on our website at www.calstate.edu/ip.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs or courses in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply, and must fulfill all courswork prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip.

Cooperative Education

What is Cooperative Education? Cooperative education is a program in which classroom study is combined with a closely related work experience. Its basic purpose is to provide a means whereby a student can combine study at Cal Poly Pomona with work experience under the supervision of an employer in order to fulfill the total requirements of a particular educational program. Cooperative education blends theory and practice and provides relevance to a college education. It is a program which offers an innovative and expanded dimension to the education received by students at postsecondary institutions. Cooperative education is viewed as being an integral part of Cal Poly Pomona’s curricular offerings and as being consistent with the educational goals of a polytechnic university.

Cooperative education programs are based on the following requirements:

  1. The student must have at least junior class standing and an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. The off-campus work experience must be directly related to the student’s major field of study.
  3. The internship or co-op experience must be offered as a credit course by the student’s major or minor degree department. The employment, either on a full-time or on a part-time basis, must be an integral part of the student’s academic degree program and must be under the direct guidance and supervision of a Cal Poly Pomona faculty member.
  4. The work experience must be of a sufficient duration to be considered a substantial part of the student’s academic program.
  5. The standards of work and performance must be maintained. To ensure these standards, the student’s work must be evaluated periodically, and, at the end of the work period, the student’s performance will be self-evaluated and further evaluated by the employer and by the supervising Cal Poly Pomona faculty member. The student will be assigned a grade for the course by the faculty supervisor.

Types of cooperative education programs. The “traditional” cooperative education program consists of alternating full-time work and study periods. In this type of program students spend one or more quarters of full-time work on the job and then a fixed period of full-time study on campus. Another model provides part-time work experiences in which students continue their college classes simultaneously with the work period. Under this arrangement, known as the “parallel plan,” students generally work 15 to 25 hours per week off campus while carrying on some coursework on campus. Cal Poly Pomona offers both types of programs.

Program Information is available from the Office of Cooperative Education located in Building 1, Room 108-A, (909) 869-3434. For additional information on programs available within colleges, contact the designated cooperative education college coordinator or the Career Center, Building 97, Room 100.

International Programs

Howard Evans, Dean, College of The Extended University These course designations serve Cal Poly Pomona students participating in Cal Poly Pomona Exchange Programs or in CSU International Programs (IP) overseas as vehicles for residence credit and are administered by the International Center.

National Student Exchange

Cynthia Chatfield, Coordinator These course designations serve Cal Poly Pomona students participating in the National Student Exchange Consortium at various universities and colleges in the United States as vehicles for Cal Poly Pomona residence maintenance.

Access and Equity Programs

As part of the University’s efforts to expand educational opportunity, a number of access and equity programs have been developed. These programs include cooperative efforts between the offices of the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

Educational Opportunity Program

A major program of Student Support and Equity Services, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is Cal Poly Pomona’s first and most comprehensive postsecondary access and equity program. Established in 1969, the program serves low-income California residents who demonstrate the motivation and potential to succeed in college. Although 98 percent of EOP students entering Cal Poly Pomona meet the University’s regular admission requirements, the program may provide access for a limited number of first-time freshmen who do not qualify for regular admission, depending upon enrollment restrictions. EOP promotes equity (“leveling the playing field”) by providing participants with a broad range of support services throughout their undergraduate enrollment, as long as they maintain full-time status, make satisfactory academic progress, and fulfill program requirements.

Among the services provided by EOP are primary advising for our undeclared students and supplemental academic advising for our declared students, academic success seminars to develop effective study skills and enhance academic performance, no cost tutoring and GWT preparation, peer mentoring, personal development services, and student activities to build community and an appreciation for EOP’s rich history.

To apply for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program, prospective first-time freshmen and/or transfer students must complete and submit the online undergraduate CSU application at www.csumentor.edu. The priority filing period for Fall quarter is February 1. In addition to those forms, all applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2. All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the application filing period.

Once an EOP applicant’s file is complete, it will be carefully reviewed by the EOP Admissions and Enrollment Committee. The committee will not consider an applicant unless documents and forms required by the University’s Admissions Office have been received and the applicant’s file is complete.

The Admissions and Enrollment Committee will consider such factors as the applicant’s background, previous academic performance, co-curricular activities, work experience, motivation, and potential for success at Cal Poly Pomona. The committee may also look for any contributions that the applicant has made or intends to make to his or her community. It is important that applicants complete all forms completely and accurately in order to assist the committee in evaluating their application. Some applicants may be required to come to campus for a personal interview.  Students will be notified if an interview is required.

After an applicant’s file has been reviewed and a decision has been reached, the Executive Director of Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP) will notify the applicant of the decision via e-mail. An offer and EOP Acceptance Agreement will be mailed emailed to applicants who have been recommended for program. The EOP Acceptance Agreement must be electronically signed and submitted to the EOP Admissions and Enrollment Services Office. If it is not signed and returned on or before the specified date, the offer of acceptance to the EOP will be canceled.

For additional information on the Educational Opportunity Program, visit the website at www.dsa.cpp.edu/ssep/eop, e-mail eopadmin@cpp.edu or call (909) 869-3362.

Student Support and Equity Programs

Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP) is a multifaceted department within the Division of Student Affairs. SSEP is comprised of the following programs: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Renaissance Scholars, Summer Bridge, Transfer Bridge, and the Undeclared Student Program. For more information on SSEP programs, please refer to the “Access and Equity Programs” section of this Catalog.

SSEP is the academic home for all freshmen undeclared majors.  SSEP provides comprehensive services to empower students and assist with their successful transition from high school to college. Students receive quality advising related to the General Education (GE) requirements and preparation for major course work, acquire study strategies, and work through academic difficulties which may arise. In addition, academic advisors guide students through major and career exploration activities so they make an appropriate decision when selecting a major.

SSEP is located in buildings 1, 66 and 94. For further information, call (909) 869-3360 or visit us online at www.dsa.cpp.edu/ssep.

Summer Bridge Program

Initiated at Cal Poly Pomona in the summer of 1985, the Summer Bridge Program is a five-week residential and commuter program that assists students in making the transition from high school to the more challenging environment of the University. The program provides a preview of the college experience and helps students build academic skills to be successful at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Summer Bridge Program offers courses that help sharpen skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking. In addition, tutorials, workshops, and other activities are included in the Summer Bridge experience. Students participating in the program receive academic advising, registration assistance, and opportunities to connect and build support network with other students and campus resources. The University covers all direct costs, including registration fees, room, board, and books.

EOP first-time freshmen are eligible to participate in the Summer Bridge Program. Some students may be required to attend as a condition of their acceptance into EOP.

For additional information, please call the Summer Bridge Coordinator at (909) 862-3227 or the SSEP office at (909) 869-3369.

Renaissance Scholars

The Renaissance Scholars (RS) program is a comprehensive program that is dedicated to promoting a successful transition out of foster care into higher education. The purpose is to provide former foster youth with educational experiences and a nurturing environment that can afford them the opportunity to obtain a college degree. The program meets the needs of students by providing workshops, mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, seminar classes, year-round housing, financial assistance, and community building activities. RS graduates are successful due to the comprehensive support structure, have earned advanced degrees, have become educators, counselors, social workers, business owners, and productive and engaged citizens.

Created in January 2002, Renaissance Scholars has grown from 10 students to a current class size of 50. Students are former foster youth that were in the system between the ages of 16 and 18, therefore, meeting the minimum eligibility for this program. RS assists youth in redefining who they are, breaking the cycle of abuse or poverty, and transforming their future. The participant demographics reflect the campus’ strong commitment to diversity. Nationally, less than 5% of all former foster youth will graduate from college. RS is helping to repair that dismal statistic. Currently, the RS graduation rate is 50%. RS students are beating the odds by investing in themselves and attending college.

To apply for admission to the Renaissance Scholars program, prospective first-time freshmen or transfer students must complete and submit the online undergraduate CSU application and EOP online application at www.csumentor.edu. Complete the RS Application at www.dsa.cpp.edu/rs/ and submit by January 31st.  In addition to these forms, all applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.

Once an RS applicant’s file is complete, it will be carefully reviewed by the RS Admissions Committee. The committee will not consider an applicant unless documents and forms required by the University’s Admissions Office have been received and the applicant’s file is complete. Applicants may be required to come to campus for a personal interview; if an interview is required the student will be notified.

After an applicant’s file has been reviewed and a decision has been reached, an offer of acceptance will be emailed to applicants who have been recommended for program acceptance.

For additional information on the Renaissance Scholars program, send an email to mdbostic@cpp.edu or call (909) 869-3169.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded TRIO program that provides numerous opportunities to Cal Poly Pomona juniors and seniors who will engage in hands-on, multi-disciplinary training designed to introduce the rigors of study, research, and writing needed to be successful at the doctoral level. Scholars will work closely with faculty mentors and a faculty coordinator throughout the academic year and during the five week summer residential component to strengthen critical thinking, report and technical writing, statistics and research methods, and to design and conduct a specific research project. Scholars will present their research findings at the Cal Poly Pomona Summer Research Symposium. Students who are accepted into the program and complete quarterly requirements will receive an annual stipend.

The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of low income, first generation, and traditionally underrepresented students gaining admission to graduate school, completing doctoral level study, and pursuing careers in college teaching.

Eligible students must meet the following requirements:

Junior status and one or more of the following criteria:

  • Underrepresented at the doctoral level (African American, Latino American, Native American, and individuals underrepresented in science and technical fields).
  • First generation student (neither parent graduated from a four year institution).
  • Low income student (receiving financial aid).

In addition to the above criteria, we are also seeking students who are majoring in the following colleges: Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Design, and Science; or the following departments: Behavioral Science, Political Science, and Social Science.

For more information about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Winny Dong at (909) 869-2634.

California Pre-Doctoral Program

Through a CSU system-wide competition, students underrepresented in their academic disciplines may apply for a California Pre-Doctoral Award through the Office of Academic Programs. The California Pre-doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Students granted one of the 75 annual awards will receive a $2,000 stipend that may be used for travel to doctoral-granting universities, attendance at professional conferences and seminars, subscriptions to professional journals, and fees for applying to graduate schools. Students applying for the award must be sponsored by a faculty member who acts as advisor and mentor to the student. Awarded faculty sponsors may receive a travel stipend of up to $1,000 to accompany the student to universities and professional conferences or seminars.

Coordinator: Charlene Saunders, Extension 2955

CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) encourages underrepresented students to pursue doctoral degrees by providing financial assistance in the form of a student loan.  Established in 1987, the CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States.  As of June 2012, the program has loaned $46 million to 1,965 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation, and 1,154 of these participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees.  The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.  If a participant applies, competes for, and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.  Loans are available in amounts of up to $10,000 per year up to a total of $30,000.  Among participants who have earned their doctoral degrees, 646 (56 percent) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.

Coordinator:  Mary Lucero Ferrel, Extension 3407.

Educational Enhancement Programs

Agriculture Educational Enhancement Services - AGREES
Coordinator: Rhonda Ostrowski, Extension 3718

Maximizing Engineering Potential - MEP
Director: Lily Gossage, Extension 2482

Science Educational Enhancement Services - SEES
Director: Steve Alas, Extension 3676

Educational Enhancement Programs reflect the university’s commitment to providing educational services for Cal Poly Pomona students who are first-generation college students, unfamiliar with a university environment, or who for other reasons can benefit from working with faculty and other students to strengthen their connection to the University and enhance their ability to succeed academically. Recognizing the significance of a supportive academic climate, the programs have been established in each of the nine colleges to deliver challenging educational opportunities to students majoring in the respective disciplines. The programs have an academic focus that constructs a community-based model of education which encourages learning through collaboration and ties together all facets of students’ college experiences including personal development, academic achievement, social and civic responsibility, cultural enjoyment, and continued learning related to graduate school and careers.

In each of the programs, entering students join a community of scholars within the college or school and engage in academic domain-specific activities with university faculty, staff, peers, and industry and community representatives. Student participants benefit from the personalized attention of caring faculty who strive to create a healthy and connected learning environment. Program offerings vary and are intentionally designed to promote academic achievement, college persistence, and improve graduation rates of student members.

Specifically, services and activities may include intensive academic advising, specialized orientations, instructional workshops, academic seminars, identified rooms for group study and technical computer support, a resource information clearing-house, collaborative study groups with peer leaders, referrals for tutorial support, linked clubs for pre-professional students from target ethnic groups, exploration of graduate schools and career opportunities, networking with industry professionals, financial aid and scholarship information, organized field trips, co-registration in sections of difficult core courses with adjunct tutorial support, and graduation/recognition celebrations.

Pre-College Programs

Upward Bound Classic Programs

Upward Bound is a federally funded program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). The program is designed to help prepare high school students for success in postsecondary education free of charge. The goal of UB is to provide assistance to eligible high school students who demonstrate potential to succeed in college. Eligible participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be economically disadvantaged, and be a potential first generation to college student. 

The Upward Bound Classic Programs at Cal Poly Pomona are designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school among low‐income and potential first‐generation college students who are enrolled in Montclair High School, Ontario High School, Garey High School, Pomona High School, Village Academy High School, Chino High School, and Don Antonio Lugo High School. UB assists students in successful completion of high school and entry into postsecondary education by accomplishing program goals and objectives. All services and activities are offered and provided at no cost to participants or their families. Each program component is geared to assist students to become (1) more informed of the educational, social, and cultural opportunities available at postsecondary institutions, (2) acquaint participants with the range of career options available to them, (3) assist students in developing and implementing effective life skills, and (4) assist students in successfully gaining admittance and being retained at postsecondary institutions.

Upward Bound Math Science Programs (STEM)

What is Upward Bound Math Science? Upward Bound Math Science is a federally funded program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).  The program is designed to help prepare high school students for success in postsecondary education free of charge.  The goal of Upward Bound Math Science is to provide assistance to high school students who are interested in attending college and majoring in the math, science and engineering fields.  They must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, economically disadvantaged, and/or first generation college students.

The Upward Bound Math Science Programs at Cal Poly Pomona are designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school among low-income and potential first-generation college students who are enrolled in Montclair High School, Garey High School, Pomona High School, and Village Academy High School.  UBMS assists students in successful completion of high school and entry into postsecondary education by accomplishing program goals and objectives.  All services and activities are offered and provided at no cost to participants or their families.  Each program component is geared to assist students become (1) more informed of the educational, social, and cultural opportunities available at postsecondary institutions, (2) acquaint participants with the range of career options available to them, (3) assist students in developing and implementing effective life skills, and (4) assist students in successfully gaining admittance and being retained at postsecondary institutions.

Educational Talent Search

ETS is a federally funded program through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that helps prepare high school students for success in postsecondary education free of charge. The goal of ETS is to provide information and services to eligible high school students who demonstrate potential and a desire to pursue postsecondary education. Eligible participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be economically disadvantaged, and be a potential first generation to college student.

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school among low-income and potential first generation college students who are enrolled in Chino High School, Buena Vista Continuation School, and Chino Valley Learning Academy. ETS assists students in successful completion of high school and entry into postsecondary education by accomplishing program goals and objectives. All services and activities are offered and provided at no cost to participants or their families. Each program component is geared to assist students to become (1) more informed of the educational, social, and cultural opportunities available at postsecondary institutions, (2) acquaint participants with the range of career options available to them, (3) assist students in developing and implementing effective life skills, and (4) assist students in successfully gaining admittance and being retained at postsecondary institutions.