Jul 25, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 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 semester for document processing. A team of professional advisors, helpful administrative support staff and trained student assistants are 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, and 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 Center 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 experience 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 https://www.cpp.edu/~international, call 909-869-3335, or fax 909-869-3282.

University Police

The University Police & Parking Services is comprised of sworn police officers, parking officers, public safety specialist, management, staff, and student assistants. We are dedicated to providing professional police services while collaborating with the community to support the academic mission of the University. 

Our officers are vested with the same powers and responsibilities as other police officers within the state of California, through legislative action defined in the California Education and Penal Codes.

The department also has a well-defined disaster plan with several hundred trained faculty and staff members. There are emergency teams established in most buildings across campus. 

The department also offers a wide range of programs and services to ensure the safety and security of the campus, which include emergency management, parking services, crime prevention presentations, self-defense workshops, ride-alongs, and after hours on-campus safety escorts.

The University Police Department is located in Building 109 at the intersection of Oak Lane 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 non-emergencies or business calls, dial extension 3061 on campus phones or (909) 869-3061. Crime information may also be reported via an Anonymous Tip Line at (909) 869-3399.

Broncos Care Basic Needs

The Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Care Basic Needs Program is a comprehensive program that serves students experiencing housing instability, food insecurity and other emergencies or crises situations. This program seeks to provide holistic support to students by connecting them with the resources and services to support student success.

Webpage: https://www.cpp.edu/basicneeds

Phone: (909) 869-2763

Bronco Wellness Center

The Bronco Wellness Center provides Cal Poly Pomona Students with health education to prevent the development of chronic conditions. Wellness services include resources and programs on various health topics such as nutrition, sexual health, mental health, exercise, sleep, stress management and alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs.

Webpage: https://www.cpp.edu/health/bronco-wellness-services.shtml

Phone: (909) 869-5272

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides high quality mental health services to support your overall health and wellbeing. CAPS provides a variety of services including intake screenings; confidential short-term individual therapy; group therapy; crisis management support; wellbeing workshops; wellbeing coaching; and case management/linkage support. Services are covered under the mandatory student health fee, so there are no additional fees for eligible students seeking these services. 

For more details, please visit the CAPS webpage at: https://www.cpp.edu/caps/, call CAPS at (909) 869-3220, email us at caps@cpp.edu or add us on Instagram and Twitter @cppcaps. To speak with a live crisis counselor after business hours, students are encouraged to dial (909) 869-3220 and press 2 when prompted. In the case of emergency, when a student needs immediate assistance, students are encouraged to dial 911 or call University Police at (909) 869-3070.

Integrated Care Network

The Integrated Care Network provides a coordinated system of care to address stressors that may be impacting a student’s social and/or academic success. The goal is to help students succeed both while at CPP and after they graduate by equipping them with the tools they need to thrive.

The integrated Care Network was established to ensure students have access to all available university resources and to facilitate a coordinated response to students in need. The Integrated Care Network coordinates a comprehensive screening and assessment to identify the appropriate linkage to campus and community-based resources to ensure that students are offered needed assistance and support.

The Integrated Care Network is structured to provide a holistic approach that is strength based and person-centered to support students experiencing stressors that are impacting their academic success including but not limited to safety risks, academic road blocks, behavioral & emotional problems, health issues, or social-cultural concerns.  The Integrated Care Network is comprised of eight Care Services Coordinators located throughout various programs on campus who provided a coordinated system of care to collaborate and coordinate appropriate interventions and resources to support student success.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides affordable, accessible health care to Cal Poly Pomona students. Medical provider visits are by appointment or walk-in for non-life-threatening sudden accidents or injuries. Some services include physical exams, X-Rays, Rx services and common STI/STD screen/testing, funded by the mandatory health fee included in tuition. Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is appointed annually and advises the department about services and fees. Six (6) student representatives are appointed by Student Health Services who represent major constituencies throughout the campus community.

Webpage: https://www.cpp.edu/health/index.shtml

Phone: (909) 869-4000

After Hours Nurse Advice line: (855) 272-1723

Orientation Services (OS)

Orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students are conducted prior to the start of each semester, with an expanded series of programs during the summer for those students entering in the Fall semester. Freshman orientation is 2 days/1 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 first floor of the Student Services Building (Bldg. 121 West) in room 1730. For further information call (909) 869-3604 or visit https://www.cpp.edu/orientation.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is an important resource available to students to help them map out their academic path at the university. While it is the responsibility of each student to know and meet graduation requirements, advisors can guide students to make progress towards their educational goals, share important academic information, connect students to resources, and advocate on their behalf. There are many types of advisor available to assist students:

  • Each College has an Advising Center or Student Success Center that includes staff advisors available to help students with this process. Staff advisors can assist with general degree requirement information, navigating university processes, completing petitions, and more.
  • Faculty advisors are available to provide guidance on major-specific courses, as well as career, research, and graduate school recommendations.
  • The Bronco Advising Center is available to assist students with general advising questions, as well as questions regarding financial aid and registration.

Students can find the contact information for their faculty and staff advisors by visiting https://www.cpp.edu/studentsuccess/directories/advising-directory.shtml. Students can also make appointments with staff advisors using CPP Connect: https://www.cpp.edu/studentsuccess/cppconnect/index.shtml

Students can learn more about the Bronco Advising Center by visiting this page: https://www.cpp.edu/studentsuccess/bronco-advising-center/index.shtml

Students may receive an “Advising Hold” that prevents their registration for a given semester. An “Advising Hold” from a department or College indicates that the students must see their 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, select courses, and identify and resolve any difficulties the student may be experiencing. Students should click on the hold and read the instructions for information on who to visit in order to discuss this plan and have the hold removed.

Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS)

Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS) is in the Division of Student Affairs and state funds. SAS has two main program areas: Survivor Advocacy and Prevention Education Programs. The office is in Building 66 next to Counseling and Psychological Services. 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 survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Academic internships are available to students for leadership development or program development, survivor and advocacy trainings, along with student group involvement. SAS offers a safe, healthy, and equitable environment where survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking can receive confidential crisis intervention and emotional support without filing a police report. For a full calendar of activities and assistance please call (909) 869-3102, stop by or refer to https://www.cpp.edu/survivoradvocacy/index.shtml. SAS’s confidential advocacy services includes: hospital/police/court accompaniments, restraining order assistance, crisis intervention, on and off-campus resources and referrals, and academic accommodations.

Extended Hours

Evening administrative services are offered Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during each academic semester, 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

CPP currently has one designated Preprofessional Advisor, who provides academic advising to students interested in pursuing higher education in professional programs including Dentistry, Medicine, Medical Terminology, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and others. This service is available to all students, regardless of major.

For more information including available resources, contact and office hours, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/preprofessional/index.shtml.

Veterans Services

The university is approved to train veterans and eligible persons that qualify under educational assistance programs established by the state and federal governments.

Authorization for training under all federal laws must be obtained from California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE), a division of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  Students with no prior training under the G.I. Bill® are urged to apply  prior to attending Cal Poly Pomona.  All incoming students should contact the VRC for more information on how to establish their benefits on campus.   For assistance, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (909) 869-6994 or e-mail at vetquestions@cpp.edu.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) verifies student disability status and prescribes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Academic accommodations and support services are available to students who have mobility, visual, or hearing impairments, chronic health conditions, and/or attention, learning or psychological disorders. Our team responsible for prescribing accommodations includes specialists in the following areas: Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Autism, and ADHD.

DRC staff collaborate with students, faculty and staff to facilitate student accommodations. The accommodations and support services are designed to provide equal or equivalent access opportunities for students with disabilities to all campus programs, services, and activities. Accommodations offered by DRC include, but are not limited to: test accommodations, note taking, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, mobility assistance, classroom accommodations, and alternative format materials.

Additional support services provided by DRC include student success coaching, peer mentoring, and supplemental advising. Students can receive one-on-one coaching to develop skills such as time management, organization, taking initiative, engagement, and goal setting. In collaboration, with Counseling and Psychological Services, DRC’s Autism Specialist hosts a Social Skills Coaching group focused on skills related to making and keeping friends, and managing conflicts. Our P.A.S.S. program participants meet with our peer advisors on a regular basis to set weekly goals, and develop personal calendars and organizational systems. DRC provides additional services to approximately 150 students with disabilities through our grant-funded program called ARCHES (see below).

Interested in registering? It’s an easy 3-step process! Check out the instructions here: http://bit.ly/drc_apply  

The DRC is located in Building 9 Rm 103. For further information please contact 909-869-3333 or contact drc@cpp.edu.


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, visit our website https://www.cpp.edu/drc/archesemail or call (909) 869-2386.

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

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center is Cal Poly Pomona’s comprehensive learning center, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. Our mission is to promote student success by providing programs and services that advance students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills. We accomplish these goals through Academic Skills Coaching; Subject Tutoring; Supplemental Instruction; and the Writing Center. The Learning Resource Center is located on the second floor of the University Library, rooms 2919 and 2921.

Academic Skill Tutoring

College students are expected to know academic skills like note-taking, reading textbooks, and preparing for exams, but are often never taught. The LRC’s Learning Strategists conduct interactive coaching sessions, by appointment, to share the habits and strategies necessary to become a more effective student.

Subject Tutoring

The LRC provides one-on-one and small group tutoring on an appointment and drop-in basis for courses in math, science, engineering, business, the social sciences, and liberal arts. Additionally, online tutoring is available via the Zoom platform. Concept review workshops are also offered throughout the year in many subject areas.

Supplemental Instruction

The LRC provides Supplemental Instruction in historically difficult courses, integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn.” Sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interactions in small groups.

Writing Center

The LRC’s Writing Center provides one-on-one and small group tutoring on an appointment and drop-in basis for all writing assignments at any stage. Additionally, online submissions are available via Blackboard’s organization, LRC Online Tutoring.

The Writing Center also offers individual consultations for the Graduation Writing Test (GWT), assists students with the GWT waiver process, and coordinates CPU 4010 , a course alternative to the GWT. In addition to all these services, the Writing Center hosts a practice GWT and facilitates workshops in GWT preparation, grammar, and essay writing. 

Reading, Advising, and Mentoring Program (RAMP)

RAMP accepts applications throughout the year and students are admitted into the program on an on-going basis as space permits. RAMP is located in Building 15, Room 2919. For further information, visit www.cpp.edu/ramp; email ramp@cpp.edu; or call (909) 869-4349.

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 & Cultural Centers and exist to support student development, cultural enhancement, social justice and academic excellence. 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) is located in Building 95, Room L110, (909) 869-5006. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/aasc/index.shtml

The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center (APISC) is located in Building 95, Room 101, (909) 869-5023. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/apisc/index.shtml

The César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE) is located in Building 95, (909) 869-5035. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/cecche/index.shtml

The Native American Student Center (NASC) is located in Building 26, Room 105, (909) 869-3967. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/nasc/index.shtml

The Pride Center (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies Resource Center) is located in Building 26, Room 107, (909) 869-2573. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/pride/index.shtml

The Womxn’s Resource Center (WRC) is located in Building 95, Room 201, (909) 869-3112. Website: https://www.cpp.edu/oslcc/womxn-resource-center/index.shtml

The Career Center

Mission Statement

Empower students and alumni to identify their skills, interests, and values; make informed educational decisions, and discover meaningful career opportunities.

The Career Center hosts a number of job fairs & events throughout the year to provide you with the opportunity to gain visibility on-campus, gather resumes, recruit quality employees from our diverse student population, provide company information, and network with students, faculty and alumni on an informal basis. The On-Campus Interview program is a service that provides a unique opportunity for students who are looking for jobs in a full time, internship or summer capacity. On Campus Interviews take place in the career center interview rooms.

Information Sessions and Public Relations Tables afford employers the ability to increase a campus presence, visibility, and provide industry, company and career path overviews to students. Employers also share their recruitment plans, boost resume submissions, and interview signups. Additional general topics such as corporate culture, benefits packages, and qualifications for positions may also be discussed.

The Cal Poly Pomona Career Center strives to be the best recruiting source. We assist employers with part-time, internship, entry-level and experienced positions through Handshake.

Individual Drop In-Advising and Career Counseling are two of the many core functions of the Career Center. Counseling sessions are by appointment and are designed to encourage and assist students and alumni to develop career and academic major plans as well as determine the best methods for reaching objectives.

We are located in Building 97-100 under the campus marketplace in the central area of the campus. Please stop by and visit soon!  Regular office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, 909-869-2337, www.cpp.edu/career


Assessments can provide a direction for meaningful decisions such as choosing or changing a major, and career path.  Assessments explore interests, skills, values, and preferences as they relate to choosing a major or career.  Assessments won’t tell you what you should “be” or what you should “do.” but can identify options that you may not have considered.

The Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and StrengthsQuest assessments to students. Assessments arranged through the Career Center must be interpreted by a Career Specialist. 

CPU 1100 : Career & Personal Exploration

CPU 1100 is a 2-unit course offered in the Fall and Spring semesters and is designed to provide students with the essential tools and strategies needed for exploring career options, making decisions about their education and career field, and connecting student’s interests with the world of work.

By the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the career planning process. 
  • Assess interests, strengths, skills, values and personal style and relate them to academic majors and occupational choices.
  • Know how to locate and utilize a variety of occupational resources that can be used for career exploration and job search.
  • Make informed decisions about academic major and career choice and use what they have learned to continue to work towards their career goals.

Handshake is a 24/7 online multi-level platform job board containing on-campus, part-time, full-time, internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities posted by employers seeking to hire Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. In addition, Handshake provides access to Career Center events, such as career fairs, workshops and information sessions, and On-Campus Interviews.

Career Counseling

Career Specialists are available for pre-scheduled one-hour appointments to provide professional, individualized, career guidance and support throughout the career exploration process. Together you may decide to use career assessments, use resources in our career library, or explore information online. These activities will help you make good career decisions. The number of appointments scheduled will vary depending on your needs.

An appointment with a Career Specialist will:

  • Interpret career assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Stong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest, to help you make decisions about major selection and career planning
  • Explore the best major for you based upon your interests and career goals
  • Identify and explore career interests
  • Create a job search strategy and effectively search for internships and jobs in your field
  • Improve your interviewing skills for internships, employment opportunities and graduate school through mock interview in which on-the-spot feedback is provided
  • Plan for graduate school and review your personal statements

Career Specialists will:

  • Provide a confidential, safe, and supportive environment where your values and individuality are respected
  • Expect you to be an active participant by sharing information that will help them to better understand where you are in the process, and by following through on suggested action steps prior to subsequent meetings
  • Share their breadth of knowledge about a variety of career fields and recommend career information resources for further research
  • Recommend strategies for finding a job or internship, but will not search for job opportunities for you or provide lists of current openings
On-Campus Interview Program (OCI)

The Career Center hosts hundreds of employers yearly for a wide range of jobs and industries. The On-Campus Interview Program offers students and alumni the opportunity to interview with the employers for entry-level professional and internship positions. Many of the employers who participate in the OCI Program also host Information Sessions in advance of their interview date. These presentations typically last one hour and provide valuable insight about the company, the positions they have to offer, and what they seek in candidates.

Student Employment Information
Finding On-Campus Jobs

Handshake is a 24/7 online job board containing on-campus, part-time, full-time, internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities posted by employers seeking to hire Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. In addition, Handshake provides access to Career Center events, such as career fairs, workshops and information sessions, and On-Campus Interviews.

To sign into Handshake utilize your Bronco Direct account to view the link.

The following guidelines and responsibilities are provided to students employees hired with the University: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Student Employee (PDF) On-campus job postings require a Job Application (PDF) and may or may not require a resume. To add your resume, click on the “Documents” tab, then click on “Add New”. Enter a title for the resume in the “Label” field, then click on “Browse”. Select the document you wish to use, then click “Submit” Begin your job search on-line.   Additional on campus jobs may be posted through Associated Student Inc. (ASI) or Foundation.

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, “CPU 1000”.

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. Associated Students, Inc. also has student positions available at https://asi.cpp.edu/hr. Positions are posted through the Career Center and in the Human Resource Department, Building 55. Students can access BronocConnection to see all position listing. https://www.cpp.edu/~jobs/

Career Employment

The Career Center assists students and alumni in obtaining career positions. A comprehensive program of workshops and a semester “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 https://www.cpp.edu/~career/ may furnish, 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.

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 taxpayer 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 https://www.cpp.edu/ceis/credential-program/index.shtml.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

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 residential communities at Cal Poly Pomona.

Residence Halls and Residential Suites

Each of the four (4) Traditional Halls accommodates approximately 175 students in comfortable single and double rooms. They are conveniently and centrally located on campus and are within easy walking distance to the academic buildings, library, computer labs, Bronco Student Center (BSC), and parking lots. All buildings are air-conditioned, have a laundry room, study areas, recreation room/TV lounge, 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.

Combined, the two (2) Residential Halls can house nearly 950 students. Each building is 8 stories, and provides single, double, and triple rooms. They are located adjacent to the Centerpointe Dining Commons, and a short distance to the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) and Student Services Building (SSB). Each building has a large communal kitchen, laundry facility, and indoor bike storage. Residents have access to community lounges and study rooms on each floor, as well as amenities including air conditioning and high- speed internet access. All residents also have access to a computer lab and volleyball court.

The Residential Suites accommodates approximately 1,000 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 communities are available including academic based College Themed Communities (CTC’s), First-Year Experience, and a Transfer Community. Other living communities focused around campus involvement, academic success, service learning, and social justice and diversity. Student rooms are fully furnished with beds, dressers, closets, desks and chairs. Other benefits include a 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 experience at Centerpointe Dining Commons (Building 72) serves delicious and nutritious food designed to meet the individual preferences and dietary needs of diners. Centerpointe Dining Commons provides the convenience of complete meal service for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and few late-night options on weekdays, with brunch and dinner on weekends. A variety of meal plans are available to students in the Residence Halls, Residential Suites, University Village and non-resident students, faculty and staff. For more information regarding meal plans, visit  https://www.cpp.edu/housing/housing-options/meal-plans/index.shtml.

To Apply

Applications for on-campus housing is available to all admitted students through their Housing Portal. Residents are assigned for the full academic year (10 months), and students must select a meal plan with their contract. Rent and board charges are posted to student accounts each semester, and are broken up into three (3) installments each term.

To Receive More Information

For inquiries about on-campus living please contact University Housing Services at (909) 869-3307 or on their website at https://foundation.cpp.edu/ha/.

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

University Village Apartments - Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

The Village is a three-phase 328-unit, smoke free student apartment complex. Phase I apartments have two 2-person (double) bedrooms while Phase II and Phase III have four 1-person (single) bedrooms. Co-ed housing is available. Each apartment is fully furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting or vinyl flooring, living room furniture, beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs, bookcases, refrigerator, stove, kitchen table and chairs. All apartments are provided with free Philo streaming services, air conditioning, internet access, and utilities are included. The Village also has sixteen units that have been modified to accommodate persons with accessibility or special needs. The complex has a free central laundry facility, Recreation Center, swimming pool, and basketball court. The Community Center has a computer lab with free printing and study space.

The Village is located within walking distance from the heart of campus. The campus shuttles run to and from the Village to 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 resident advisors and professional staff who are able to assist students with their many needs.

To Apply

Current and returning Village residents may begin applying for housing for summer or the upcoming academic year in March. New applicants may begin applying for housing for the summer or the upcoming academic year in April. Assignments will be made depending on availability. New applicants must be admitted to Cal Poly Pomona and have completed at least twenty-four (24) semester units (or equivalent) or 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 monthly 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, please call (909) 869-4242, or visit www.cppvillage.com

*Please note: in an effort ensure safe housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain processes and procedures may be changed, such as application periods, services and amenities, and community standards and expectations.

The John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Pablo M. La Roche, Interim 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 buildings are co-ed and non-smoking.

Campus Dining

With over 25 dining venues on campus, Foundation Dining Services offers a variety of options. For students living on campus, Centerpointe Dining Commons (Building 72) is an all-you-care-to-eat experience that serves delicious and nutritious food with items such as a sushi bar, a salad bar featuring Cal Poly Pomona grown produce, a carving station, plenty of vegan and vegetarian options and much more! Located at Centerpointe is also a Lollicup Fresh and Jones Coffee Roasters.

There are two central “food courts” at Cal Poly Pomona as well as numerous markets and standalone restaurants, including our award-winning campus brewery, Innovation Brew Works.

To view an updated list of hours of operation, please visit https://www.foundation.cpp.edu/dining/hours.aspx.

Eat Well at CPP

Eat Well at CPP is a program that provides dining options on campus that meet the nutritional needs of students. CPP Dining understands that everyone has different needs and goals, and Eat Well is here to provide a variety of delicious and accessible options. The Eat Well program is identified across campus using the Brain Food, Low Calorie and Protein-Rich icons. For more information, please visit https://www.foundation.cpp.edu/dining/eatwell.aspx.

Bookstore Services

The Bronco Bookstore proudly supplies the academic community with textbooks, supplies and tools for the mind. The Bronco Bookstore, part of the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc, is a recognized auxiliary of Cal Poly Pomona serving the campus community since 1946.

Bronco Bookstore

The Bronco Bookstore is located in Building 66 and maintains over 22,000 square feet of space dedicated to serving the campus community with Bronco gear and gifts, computers, course materials, snacks, sundries and more. The Bookstore staff works closely with faculty to ensure that all needed course materials and supplies are available for students at the beginning of each academic semester. The Bronco Bookstore provides specialized services such as maintaining store charge accounts for scholarships, grants, financial aid (up to $500) and prepaid parent accounts, course material purchases/rentals, instant access, book buyback, and the sale of commencement regalia, personalized graduation announcements and class rings. With sales and offers on apparel and gifts year-round, the Bronco Bookstore is CPP’s #1 destination for all things campus pride. Excess funds from the Bookstore help to fund campus programs, scholarships and grants. Call (909) 869-3274 to speak with an associate or visit broncobookstore.com for 24/7 course materials, CPP clothes, gifts and more.

Bronco Bookstore Computer Store

Bronco Tech, located inside of the Bronco Bookstore, offers students laptops, tablets, other tech, software, repairs and trade-ins at educational prices. Bronco Tech’s associates are certified in Windows and Mac and will help assess your needs to find the right tech for you. Financing is available, see Bookstore for current offers .For more information, visit broncobookstore.com/Technology or call (909) 869-3280 to speak with an associate. 

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.

Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships

Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships provide centralized outreach and recruitment efforts, activities, services, campus tours, and campus programs. The primary function of Outreach is to assist California and out-of-state prospective students in learning about Cal Poly Pomona, college culture, and ensure a successful transition to higher education. This is accomplished through campus tours, recruitment, the dissemination of information pertaining to admissions, academic programs, and general information about the University. In addition, the Outreach counselors serve as campus liaisons within our academic colleges on campus, within high school and community college communities, and for institutions throughout California.

Outreach counselors and 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. Additionally, students learn more about what the campus has to offer through Outreach’s campus tour program. Throughout each tour, knowledgeable Outreach student ambassadors will share information about the campus, events, and student services provided. Prospective students also learn about Cal Poly Pomona’s unique features, including the campus’ rich legacy, diversity, and hear first-hand accounts of our campus’ learn-by-doing approach. 

Outreach staff also respond to general inquiries received by phone, letters, electronic correspondence, and referrals. Counselors provide one-on-one advising as well, whether that is in-person, virtually or through a phone appointment. Guests have the option of booking an appointment in advance. To make an appointment, call (909) 869-3529 or request additional information at https://www.cpp.edu/outreach/index.shtml.

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 & Cultural Centers

The Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, a department within the Student Affairs division, is focused on the total development of students. Its primary purpose is to enhance the quality of campus life through co-curricular activities. The Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers adhere to the belief that student engagement results in retention, improved academic performance, and leadership development. 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 & Cultural Centers offers the opportunity for such experiences to be gained through involvement in various co-curricular programs including: clubs or organizations, fraternity and sorority life, leadership development, cultural endeavors, and event scheduling.  

The Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers is located in the University Plaza, Building 26. The phone number is (909) 869-2841. Specific information about services offered by each area can be found by visiting the following links:

BroncoLEAD https://www.cpp.edu/oslcc/leadership-development/index.shtml

Clubs & Organizations https://www.cpp.edu/oslcc/student-life/club-and-organizations/index.shtml

Fraternity & Sorority Life  https://www.cpp.edu/oslcc/greek-life/index.shtml

myBAR https://www.cpp.edu/oslcc/student-life/mybar-home.shtml

Associated Students Incorporated

Established in 1963, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a recognized auxiliary organization of Cal Poly Pomona that is led, funded, and mainly staffed by students. Guided by the core commitments to the promotion of student development and provision of quality facilities, employment, programs, and services, ASI provides for student involvement and representation at the campus and system-wide level and offers leadership development through student government, student-led programming, and student employment. ASI supports the enrichment of student life by  providing annual funding support for student clubs and organizations, diversity programs, sustainability projects, basic needs programs, and much more.

ASI provides leadership and learning opportunities for students through student government. ASI Student Government consists of student leaders either elected by the student body or appointed by the ASI president and confirmed by the ASI Board of Directors to serve a specific function. Student Government aims to serve each student-from serving on campus and statewide committees, to planning and implementing campus initiatives and events, to lobbing on behalf of the student body to state legislators, to advocating for campus services.

ASI 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 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. 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 all the services ASI has to offer, ASI Student Government or ASI BEAT, please visit asi.cpp.edu.

Managed by ASI, the Bronco Student Center (BSC, Bldg. 35) is host to an array of ASI programs and services including the Poly Pantry; Games Room Etc.; Marketing, Design, and Public Relations; Conference and Event Services; ASI Financial Services; and multiple lounge spaces, including the Solaris Lounge.

The BSC also serves as home to the Cal Poly Federal Credit Union, Bronco Copy ‘N’ Mail, Bank of America ATMs, and hydration stations courtesy of ASI. Currently, the Bronco Student Center has multiple food venues in the Center Court including Subway, Round Table Pizza, Qdoba, Hibachi-San, Poly Fresh Market, Saddles Café, and a variety of vending locations. The Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) is a three-story recreation center managed by ASI Campus Recreation. The BRIC has amenities never-before-seen on campus, such as an indoor-running track, 51-foot rock climbing wall, outdoor 10-lane lap and leisure pool, four-court gym, multi-activity court, five fitness studios, juice bar and more. The BRIC was designed by LPA Architects for LEED Gold-certification with an eco-friendly and environmentally efficient design. Within the BRIC, ASI Campus Recreation provides Cal Poly Pomona students and the greater campus community recreational opportunities that inspire and cultivate healthy lifestyles, continuous personal growth, and an inclusive community.

ASI also provides student employment opportunities with a wide-range of positions available at the BSC and BRIC.

For more information about the BRIC, visit Bldg. 42 or https://asi.cpp.edu/campusrec


Children’s Center 

Operating under the administration and support of Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), and Cal Poly Pomona Student Affairs division, the Children’s Center was founded in 1974, by student parents. This on-campus, full-day, childcare program serves children eighteen months old to entry into kindergarten. The Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited early care and education program dedicated to serving the children and families of student parents, staff, and faculty. 

The Children’s Center is a relationship-based program that provides a safe, nurturing, and learning environment where student-parents and working parents can leave their children with confidence while they fulfill their educational goals. The Center is committed to keeping these services affordable, and holds federal, state, and local grants that assist in supporting the program financially. The center also receives financial support from ASI, Student Affairs, and Cal Poly Pomona.

The Children’s Center is licensed through the Department of Community Care Licensing and accommodates up to 71 children for 240 full-time days year-round. The Children’s Center is compliant with all grant, NAEYC and DPSS regulations, and follows title 22 and title 5 guidelines.

Center Court Dining at Bronco Student Center (BSC)

Center Court - located in the BSC, Bldg. 35 - offers something for everyone. From fresh selections, to comfort cravings, Center Court has it all!  The variety of options includes: Subway, Hibachi-San, Qdoba, Saddles Cafe, and the Poly Fresh Market. Just a few steps away is Round Table Pizza.

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 semester for their participation in the class.

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Series–Each semester 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 and across the nation, Cal Poly Rose Float is a shared program between two California State University campuses, Pomona and San Luis Obispo. The mission of the Rose Float program is to empower students to independently make decisions and employ several levels of teamwork to successfully complete a professional-quality float for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Rose Float is the epitome of the Cal Poly Pomona academic mantra of “Learn by Doing” as it represents the flagship national hands-on, co-curricular learning project. Working together, roughly 25 students in leadership positions on each campus work collaboratively to design a creative float rendering, engineer and construct innovative mechanisms and components, utilize harvested or donated floral/dry goods to decorate the float, and fundraise and administer funds to support the building of the float. Work conducted by students occurs over a 13-month span ending with a finalized float ready to be judged and considered for an award by the Tournament of Roses. The Rose Float office is in Building 26A, (909) 869-3204.

Greek Life

The Greek community includes twelve 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 one-act and three-act plays each semester; 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 semester.

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, that include but are not limited to a minimum score on the SAT or ACT in conjunction with a sliding scale CPA, core course requirements, and amateur certification. 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) cross country, (m/w) soccer, (m/w) track and field, (w) indoor track and field, and (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 Stephanie Duke, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Building 43 Room 118, or can be contacted at (909) 869-3778, or for financial assistance, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Services Building (121), first floor, and can be contacted at (909) 869-3704.

Sports Clubs and Intramural Sports

A sport clubs 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 sport clubs program may be obtained be obtained in the ASI Campus Recreation, Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (Bldg. 42) or at https://asi.cpp.edu/campusrec/programs/sport-clubs/. 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 Recreation and Intramural Complex (Bldg. 42) or at https://asi.cpp.edu/campusrec/programs/intramural-sports/.

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 student 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

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars program allows academically talented high school students to enroll for up to eight units of university work per semester 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 3.0 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. Nomination letter will come from the high school principal or counselor.
  2. Complete and submit the CSU Young Scholars Application.
  3. Submit a copy of your official high school transcript.

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

The California Promise

The California Promise Program enables a specific number of CSU campuses 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 or the semester equivalent within each academic year, including summer. Participating campuses may stipulate other requirements as well. Interested students entering the CSU in the Fall 2022 term should contact campus offices or visit  https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/freshman/getting_into_the_csu/pages/the-california-promise-program.aspx.

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 semester 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

The Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg Honors College challenges talented students to achieve academic and personal goals. The College provides an inclusive, supportive, 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.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply as either First year, Sophomore, or Transfer applicants. Students that have a strong work ethic, are intellectual curiosity, have potential for innovation, and are civically minded are encouraged to apply. 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 Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) strives to enhance learning, encourage career exploration, inspire civic engagement, and empower students to explore meaningful community-engaged learning experiences that have a positive impact on our local community, region, and world.

Our programs connect students with opportunities to learn by doing good: builds essential skills while exploring career pathways; enriches educational experiences through experiential learning; inspires social action through civic engagement; and assists student discovery in the development of passions and talents through volunteer service.

We support the following Signature Polytechnic Experiences (PolyX):

  • Service Learning and Community Engaged-Learning Courses
  • Bronco Stampede of Service (Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service)
  • Academic Internships
  • Cooperative Education (Co-Op)

What Students Gain by Participating in CCE Programs:

  • Increase awareness of social issues that require your leadership and advocacy through service-learning and community-engaged learning courses.
  • Learn concepts and gain essential skills that employers are seeking by participating in an academic internship or cooperative education experience.
  • Explore current, relevant, and global issues through our Bronco Stampede of Service with hands-on volunteer opportunities that address specific UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Build your knowledge, skills, and confidence as a leader to achieve greater success in every area of your life.
  • Practice strategies for leading positive change, such as forming organizations, planning events, volunteering, fundraising, and creating awareness campaigns.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is a support unit within the Office of Academic Innovation, housed in the Division of Academic Affairs; the CCE is located in Building 1-108. Learn more about us at cpp.edu/cce or contact us via email at cce@cpp.edu.

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 stipend of $420.00 each month 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 () 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 of up to $5,000 a semester 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 semester 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 121, 1st floor) 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 session 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 https://www.cpp.edu/~international, or contact us at (909) 869-3267, or international@cpp.edu.

International Programs

The International 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 more than 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
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 d’Aix-Marseille (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, University of Birmingham

Students participating in 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. All programs require students to maintain good academic and disciplinary standing, many 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 the International Programs Website.

Cooperative Education

Cal Poly Pomona’s integrative approach embraces “learn by doing” as an essential expression of our polytechnic identity and students participating in experiential learning: academic internships and cooperative education learn alongside industry experts. Equipping them with a unique combination of practical knowledge and professional experience that empowers students and cultivates the next generation of talent within their field.

The Cooperative Education Program provides undergraduate students with up to 18 months of industry supported professional experience that reinforces academic coursework and enables students to build professional work experience prior to graduation.  These professional experiences are ultimately part of our curriculum and add to, not subtract from, the academic rigor.

Benefits to Students:

  • CPP students gain valuable work experience through the Cooperative Education Program.
  • Students experience work in a “real world” setting with an employer where their contributions make a difference.
  • The Co-Op Program allows students to interact with professionals in their field of study on a daily basis. This experience can help students foster deeper connections to their major and chosen career path.
  • Co-Op students integrate classroom theory with their work experience to enhance performance in both academic and professional settings.
  • Co-Op students are compensated for their work.
  • Successful completion of a Co-Op Program is recognized as a significant achievement among industry professionals.
  • Starting salaries for Co-Op graduates are typically higher than non Co-Op graduates. Employers often pay higher starting salaries recognizing the value of industrial work experience.
  • Co-Op students obtain work experience that sets them apart from others as they enter the job market upon graduation.              
  • Many Co-Op students receive full-time offers of employment prior to graduation.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) supports Cooperative Education (Co-Op), the CCE is located in  Building 1-108, cpp.edu/cce | cce@cpp.edu.

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.

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 Programs, 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, if they maintain full-time status, make satisfactory academic progress, and fulfill program requirements.

Among the services provided by EOP are supplemental academic advising and coaching for First-Generation college students, academic success seminars to develop effective study skills and enhance academic performance, peer mentoring, financial literacy support, graduate school preparation, and student activities to build community and an appreciation for EOP’s rich history.

EOP also offers a variety of peer-facilitated academic services through our EOP Learning Center. Free services include one-to-one tutoring sessions for a variety of CPP courses and written/oral assignments; a dedicated study space with drop-in tutors; and digital academic skills learning content.

To apply for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), prospective first-time freshmen or transfer students must complete and submit the online undergraduate CSU Cal State Apply application at https://www2.calstate.edu/apply. The filing period for fall semester is from October to January 15th. In addition to the EOP application, two Online Recommendation Forms are required.  All EOP applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application by March 2nd. 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 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 has been admitted to the university.  The EOP Admissions and Enrollment Committee will consider such factors as the applicant’s socioeconomic background, previous academic performance, co-curricular activities, two Online Recommendation Forms, motivation for active participation in EOP, and potential for success at Cal Poly Pomona. The committee may also look for additional contributions that the applicant has made or intends to make to his or her community. It is important that applicants complete the EOP application and 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 an in-person interview or via telephone. Applicants 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 email. An offer and EOP Acceptance Agreement will be emailed to applicants who have been selected for the program. The EOP Acceptance Agreement must be electronically signed and submitted to the EOP Admissions and Enrollment Services office by the given deadline. If the EOP Acceptance Agreement is not signed and returned on or before the specified date, the offer of admission to EOP will be canceled. 

For additional information on the Educational Opportunity Program, visit our website at https://www.cpp.edu/ssep/eop/index.shtml. For questions, email us at 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 Veterans Resource Center. For more information on SSEP programs, please refer to the “Access and Equity Programs” section of this Catalog.

SSEP provides comprehensive services to empower students and assist with their successful transition from high school or community college to the university. 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, 94, and 121. For further information, call (909) 869-3360 or visit us online at https://www.cpp.edu/ssep/index.shtml.

EOP Transition Programs

EOP is home to two main summer transition programs at Cal Poly Pomona, Summer Bridge and Transfer Bridge. These programs are designed to help eligible incoming EOP students transition from high school or community college to the more challenging environment of the University.

Summer Bridge

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.

Summer Bridge offers an Ethnic and Women’s Studies (EWS) course that help sharpen skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking. In addition, strategic study sessions, one-to-one tutoring, 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 a 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 Transition Programs Coordinator at (909) 869-3994 or email summerbridge@cpp.edu.

Transfer Bridge

Transfer Bridge is a three-day commuter summer transition program for incoming Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) transfer students. While transfer students have had some college experience, transitioning to a new institution requires an understanding of new policies, deadlines, requirements, academic programs, campus resources, and campus life.

EOP incoming transfer students are highly encouraged to come to Transfer Bridge. This program helps students get a great head start on their college experience at Cal Poly Pomona and connect to EOP advisors, staff, student leaders, and peers, who will become their support network.

Past transfer students have found the EOP Transfer Bridge program extremely helpful, particularly being able to meet students that will start with them in the fall, review their transfer credit report, and receive information about financial aid and scholarships.

For additional information, please contact the Transition Programs Coordinator at (909) 869 - 3994 or email transferbridge@cpp.edu.

Renaissance Scholars

The Renaissance Scholars (RS) program is a comprehensive support 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 enrichment activities, workshops, mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, success seminars, access to year-round housing, financial assistance, and community building activities. RS graduates are successful due to the comprehensive support structure of the program.

Created in January 2002, Renaissance Scholars has grown from 10 students to a current class size of 60. Students are former foster youth that were in the system between the ages of 13 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 statistic. Currently, the RS graduation rate is over 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 http://www2.calstate.edu/apply, complete the RS Application at  https://cpp.formstack.com/forms/rs_application_2020 and submit by January 15.  In addition to these forms, all applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Priority Deadline of March 2 and qualify as an “independent” student under federal financial aid guidelines.

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 renscholars@cpp.edu or 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 semester 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

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU. Through a CSU system-wide competition, students underrepresented in their academic disciplines may apply for a California Pre-Doctoral Award through the Kellogg Honors College. 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 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 to accompany the student to universities and professional conferences or seminars.

Coordinator: Claudia García-Des Lauriers X5264

CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), established in 1987, the California State University (CSU) encourages underrepresented students to pursue doctoral degrees by providing financial assistance in the form of a student loan.   As of July 2020, the program has loaned over $53 million to over 2,175 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation.  Some 1,417 program participants have successfully completed their doctoral studies, of whom approximately 1,276 have been appointed to CSU instructional positions.  The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.   If a participant is hired in a CSU faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20% of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU or 10% for each year of half-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.  CDIP offers loans up to $10,000 per year over five years, with a maximum of $30,000.

Campus Coordinator: Mary Jane Wade, Office of Faculty Affairs, mjawade@cpp.edu

Educational Enhancement Programs

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

Maximizing Engineering Potential - MEP
Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence /College of Engineering

Director: Lily Gossage, Ph.D. Extension 2482

Founded in 1982, MEP is an academic enrichment program housed within the Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence in the College of Engineering. MEP serves students who are interested in a cohort-based learning community. To be fully inclusive, the “MEP Affiliates” program is intended for engineering students who may want access to some academic enrichment services but do not want to participate fully. The program is designed to develop students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) into higher-achieving students so that they become more desirable graduates. Some program components focus on the “first-year experience” (FYE) including set-aside FYI courses-to ease the transition between high-school (or community college) to university-while other interventions focus on the needs of adult-returning students. Services include: summer residential program, tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer mentoring, career development/soft skills learning, post-baccalaureate pathways workshops, mock interviews, industry meet-and-greet events, and fieldtrips to engineering companies. Among the scholarship opportunities provided by the College of Engineering, several are designated exclusively for MEP students. MEP collaborates with several Student Affairs offices and cultural affinity student organizations: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  Website: http://www.cpp.edu/engineering/MEP

Science Educational Enhancement Services - SEES
College of Science

Director: Steve Alas, Ph.D. Extension 3676

Educational Enhancement Programs reflect the university’s commitment to providing educational services for Cal Poly Pomona students who are primarily first-generation, low-income, under-represented minority college students, unfamiliar with a university environment, or who for other reasons can benefit from working with faculty, professional staff, and student peers to strengthen their connection to the University and enhance their ability to succeed academically. Recognizing the significance of a supportive academic climate, these 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 Chaffey High School, Montclair High School, Ontario High School, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design, Ganesha 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, Ontario High School, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design, Ganesha 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, Chino Valley Learning Academy, and Don Antonio Lugo High School. 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.