Sep 21, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Administration, Regulations, and History

About the Catalog

The California State University

University Administration

University History

University Facilities

Student Conduct and Discipline

Soraya M. Coley, President
Jennifer Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christina M. Gonzales, Vice President for Student Affairs
Ysabel D. Trinidad, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration and Finances
John W. McGuthry, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Daniel Montplaisir, Vice President for University Advancement

About the Catalog

The Cal Poly Pomona Electronic Catalog published on the Web is updated annually and constitutes the university’s official document of record hereafter referred to as the University Catalog.

Students are responsible for the information contained in the University Catalog. Failure to read and understand the deadlines and regulations will not exempt a student from whatever consequences may occur.

Changes on Rules and Policies

Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this catalog, students and others who use this catalog should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this publication. Changes may come in the form of statutes enacted by the Legislature, rules and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, by the chancellor or designee of the California State University, or by the president or designee of the campus. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all of the rules, policies and other information that pertain to students, the institution, and the California State University. More current or complete information may be obtained from the appropriate department, school, or administrative office.

Nothing in this catalog shall be construed as, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, the chancellor of the California State University, or the president of the campus. The trustees, the chancellor, and the president are authorized by law to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that apply to students. This catalog does not constitute a contract or the terms and conditions of a contract between the student and the campus or the California State University. The relationship of students to the campus and the California State University is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the legislature, the trustees, the chancellor, the presidents and their duly authorized designees.

The California State University

Welcome to the California State University (CSU) the nation’s largest comprehensive university with 23 unique campuses and seven off-campus centers serving approximately 477,000 students and employing more than 56,000 faculty and staff.

Each year, the university awards nearly 133,000 degrees. CSU graduates are serving as leaders in the industries that drive California’s economy, including business, agriculture, entertainment, engineering, teaching, hospitality and healthcare. To learn more visit the California State University website.

A Tradition of Excellence for More than Six Decades

Since 1961, the CSU has provided an affordable, accessible, and high-quality education to 4 million living alumni throughout California. While each campus is unique based on its curricular specialties, location and campus culture, every CSU is distinguished for the quality of its educational programs. All campuses are fully accredited, provide a high-quality broad liberal educational program and offer opportunities for students to engage in campus life through the Associated Students, Inc., clubs and service learning. Through leading-edge programs, superior teaching and extensive workforce training opportunities, CSU students graduate with the critical thinking skills, industry knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for employment and career advancement.


  • Today, one of every 20 Americans with a college degree is a CSU graduate.
  • 1 of every 10 employees in California is a CSU graduate.
  • The CSU awards about half of the bachelor’s degrees earned in California.
  • The CSU awards 36% of California’s undergraduate nursing degrees.
  • The CSU prepares more of California’s teachers, pre-school through grade 12, than any other
    institution. Nearly four percent of the nation’s teachers graduate from the CSU.
  • In 2020, the CSU students earned nearly 25,000 business degrees and more than 9,000 engineering degrees.
  • The CSU offers more than 170 fully online and 140 hybrid degree programs and concentrations.
  • The CSU’s online concurrent enrollment program gives students the ability to enroll in courses
    offered by other campuses in the CSU.
  • The CSU’s online concurrent enrollment program gives students the ability to enroll in courses offered by other campuses in the CSU.
  • Over a recent four year period, the CSU has issued nearly 50,000 professional development certificates in education, health services, business and technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, international trade and many other industries.
  • CSU Centers for Community Engagement and Service Learning make available nearly 2,300 service learning courses.
  • 38,000 CSU students participated in service-learning, contributing 728,000 hours of service in 2020-21.


The CSU is governed by the Board of Trustees, most of whom are appointed by the governor and serve with faculty and student representatives. The CSU Chancellor is the chief executive officer, reporting to the board. The campus presidents serve as the campus-level chief executive officers. The trustees, chancellor and presidents develop university-wide educational policy. The presidents, in consultation with the CSU Academic Senate and other campus stakeholder groups, render and implement local policy decisions.

CSU Historical Milestones

The individual California State Colleges were established as a system with a Board of Trustees and a chancellor in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. In 1972, the system was designated as the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University. Today, the CSU is comprised of 23 campuses, including comprehensive and polytechnic universities and, since July 1995, the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus.

The oldest campus-San José State University-was founded in 1857 and became the first institution of public higher education in California. The newest-California State University Channel Islands-opened in fall 2002, with freshmen arriving in fall 2003. And in 2022, the Humboldt campus became Cal Poly Humboldt, joining San Luis Obispo and Pomona as that state’s third public polytechnical university.

In 1963, the CSU’s Academic Senate was established to act as the official voice of CSU faculty in university-wide matters. Also, the California State College Student Presidents Association-which was later renamed the California State Student Association (CSSA), was founded to represent each campus student association on issues affecting students.

Through its many decades of service, the CSU has continued to adapt to address societal changes, student needs and workforce trends. While the CSU’s core mission has always focused on providing high-quality, affordable bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, over time the university has added a wide range of services and programs to support student success - from adding health centers and special programs for veterans to building student residential facilities to provide a comprehensive educational experience.

To improve degree completion and accommodate students working full or part-time, the educational paradigm was expanded to give students the ability to complete upper-division and graduate requirements through part-time, late afternoon, and evening study. The university also expanded its programs to include a variety of teaching and school service credential programs, specially designed for working professionals.

In 2010, in an effort to accommodate community college transfer students, the CSU, in concert with the California Community Colleges (CCC), launched the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), which guarantees CCC transfer students with an ADT admission to the CSU with junior status. The ADT has since proven to be the most effective path to a CSU for community college transfer students.

Always adapting to changes in technology and societal trends to support student learning and degree completion, the CSU launched CSU Fully Online, which enables CSU students to complete online courses at other CSU campuses, expanding enrollment opportunities and providing more educational opportunities for student who may prefer an online format to a traditional classroom setting.

The CSU marked a significant educational milestone whne it broadened its degree offerings to include doctoral degrees. The CSU independently offers Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. Additionally, the CSU was recently authorized to offer the independent Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD). A limited number of other doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California and private institutions in California.

The CSU strives to continually develop innovative programs, services and opportunities that will give students the tools they need to meet their full potential. In 2016, the university launched Graduation Initiative 2025, a bold plan to support students, increase the number of California’s graduates earning high-quality degrees and eliminate achievement and equity gaps for all students. Through this initiative, the CSU is ensuring that all students have the opportunity to graduate according to their personal goals, positively impacting their lives, families, and communities.

By providing an accessible, hands-on education that prepares graduates for career success, the CSU has created a network of alumni that is so extensive and renowned that it spans across the globe. With the graduation of the Class of 2021, more than 4 million CSU alumni are making a difference in the lives of the people of California and the world.

Trustees of The California State University


The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Governor of California

The Honorable Eleni Kounalakis
Lieutenant Governor of California

The Honorable Anthony Rendon
Speaker of the Assembly

The Honorable Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dr. Jolene Koester
Interim Chancellor of The California State University

Officers of The Trustees

The Honorable Gavin Newsom

Lillian Kimbell

Wenda Fong
Vice Chair

Andrew Jones

Steve Relyea

Appointed Trustees

Appointments are for a term of eight years, except student, alumni, and faculty trustees whose terms are for two years. Terms expire in the year in parentheses. Names are listed alphabetically.

Larry L. Adamson (2022)

Jane W. Carney (2022)

Adam Day (2023)

Debra S. Farar (2022)

Wenda Fong (2024)

Maria Linares (2023)

John “Jack” McGrory (2023)

Krystal Raynes (2022)

Romey Sabalius (2023)

Christopher J. Steinhauser (2026)

Diego Arambula (2028)

Jack B. Clarke Jr. (2027)

Douglas Faigin (2025)

Jean P. Firstenberg (2026)

Lillian Kimbell (2024)

Julia I. Lopez (2028)

Anna Ortiz-Morfit (2025)

Yammilette Rodriguez (2029)

Lateefah Simon (2027)

Office of the Chancellor

The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210
(562) 951-4000

Dr. Jolene Koester Interim Chancellor
Mr. Steve Relyea                            Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Sylvia A. Alva Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs
Mr. Andrew Jones      Executive Vice Chancellor, General Counsel
Mr. Larry Salinas        Interim Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement
Ms. Evelyn Nazario       Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Mr. Vlad Marinescu      Vice Chancellor and Chief Auditor Officer

Campuses - The California State University

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, President
(661) 654-2782
CSU Bakersfield Website
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Dr. Erika D. Beck, President
(818) 677-1200
CSUN Website
California State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Richard Yao, President
(805) 437-8400
CSU Channel Islands Website
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Dr. Soraya Coley, President
(909) 869-2290
Cal Poly Pomona Website
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson, President
(530) 898-4636
Chico State Website
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, President
(916) 278-6011
Sacramento State Website
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Dr. Thomas A. Parham, President
(310) 243-3696
CSU Dominguez Hills Website
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2318
Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President
(909) 880-5000
Cal State San Bernardino Website
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Dr. Cathy A. Sandeen, President
(510) 885-3000
Cal State Eat Bay Website
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Dr. Adela de la Torre, President
(619) 594-5000
San Diego State Website
California State University, Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, President
(559) 278-4240
CSU Fresno Website
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Dr. Lynn Mahoney, President
(415) 338-1111
San Francisco State Website
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Mr. Framroze Virjee, President
(657) 278-2011
Cal State Fullerton Website
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Dr. Stephen Perez*, President
(408) 924-1000
San José State Website

California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Dr.Tom Jackson, Jr.,President
(707) 826-3011
Cal Poly Humboldt Website

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong, President
(805) 756-1111
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Website
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Dr. Jane Close Conoley, President
(562) 985-4111
Cal State Long Beach Website
California State University, San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Dr. Ellen J. Neufeldt, President
(760) 750-4000
CSU San Marcos Website
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Dr. William A. Covino, President
(323) 343-3000
Cal State LA Website
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, President
(707) 664-2880
Sonoma State Website
California State University Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Rear Admiral Thomas A. Cropper, President
(707) 654-1000
Cal Maritime Website
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Dr. Ellen N. Junn, President
(209) 667-3122
Stanislaus State Website
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, President
(831) 582-3000
CSU Monterey Bay Website

University Administration

The University Mission Statement

We cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.

A Shared Vision for Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona will be the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

University Values

Academic Excellence
We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture.

Experiential Learning
Our polytechnic identity fosters an integrative approach to education through collaboration, discovery, learn-by-doing, and innovation. Our approach encourages reflection, informed risk-taking, and continuous learning.

Student Learning and Success
We are deeply committed to educational experiences and supportive services that engage our students, enhance personal well-being and growth, provide career opportunities, and foster ethical citizenship.

Our diversity across multiple dimensions reflects and enhances our community. We are welcoming and respectful, and we value diversity

Community Engagement
We nurture mutually beneficial and meaningful relationships with community partners and stakeholders

Social and Environmental Responsibility
As global citizens, our individual and collective actions reflect our commitment to one another, society, and the environment

Institutional Learning Goals

CPP’s inclusive polytechnic education prepares students for a life of learning, contributing to their communities, and personal and professional success. CPP graduates will possess knowledge and abilities reflective of the eight elements of an inclusive polytechnic education. These elements serve as learning goals for our curricular and co-curricular learning activities. Student learning outcomes across the university, including in academic programs, general education, and student affairs programming are written to align to these goals:

  • Application of Knowledge: CPP graduates will apply existing and new knowledge and skills to real-world situations, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: CPP graduates will use analytic and decision-making skills to identify and solve problems effectively.                              
  • Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation: CPP graduates connect theory and practice to drive creativity, discovery, and innovation.
  • Diverse and Multi-disciplinary Perspectives: CPP graduates will demonstrate awareness, understanding, and respect for diverse viewpoints-particularly those perspectives historically silenced-related to current and emerging issues across cultures and disciplines.
  • Integration of Technology: CPP graduates will appropriately utilize and adapt to new technologies.
  • Collaborative Learning: CPP graduates will demonstrate the ability to share and gain knowledge and skills as part of a team.
  • Community and Global Engagement: CPP graduates are prepared to contribute to and improve local and global communities.
  • Professional and Career Readiness: CPP graduates embody the knowledge and skills of their chosen discipline/profession.

University Strategic Initiatives and Goals

Deliver quality programs that promote integrative learning, discovery and creativity

  • As an expression of our polytechnic identity, all students at Cal Poly Pomona will engage in experiential applied learning across all disciplines. 
  • Expand opportunities for students to experience the distinguishing hallmarks of a Cal Poly Pomona education: integrative learning, discovery, and creativity. 
  • Establish centers of excellence that will capitalize on our polytechnic identity, strengths and synergistic opportunities for discovery, innovation, and creative expression. 
  • Revitalize the General Education program by reimagining the integration of the liberal arts and sciences within the context of our polytechnic identity.

Enhance student learning, development, and success

  • Re-envision the co-curricular experience of students as they move in, through and beyond the University community. 
  • Design effective strategies that optimize the retention, persistence and achievement of students from historically underserved communities. 
  • Develop innovative strategies to increase the graduation rates of all students. 
  • Expand the digital student experience to provide timely and effective services that support students and their success. 
  • Encourage widespread student engagement in experiences that foster strong and enduring relationships and a sense of belonging in a vibrant campus community. 
  • Create a culture that promotes wellbeing and resiliency.

Prepare our students for the future of work and civic engagement

  • Implement a plan for student success that spans preadmission to one-year post-graduation. 
  • Develop a career readiness model that provides students with early and on-going opportunities to engage with alumni, the community, and industry leaders. 
  • Create a civic engagement i-Lab to address and solve community concerns and regional needs.

Strengthen our economic vitality and impact

  • Boldly elevate our reputation and showcase our unique polytechnic identity. 
  • Generate diverse revenue streams that enable the university to increase tenure density, expand and enhance its programs, and invest in research and development opportunities. 
  • Improve the economic and social well-being of our communities by connecting our talent, knowledge and educational resources with local, national and global partners. 
  • Implement long-range, systemic approaches to maximize our physical resources (i.e., space, land, water).

Advance organizational development and employee excellence

  • Become an employer of choice, recognized as a great place to work.  
  • Recognize and reward the achievements of individuals, teams, and the impact of teamwork. 
  • To advance our vision and strategic initiatives, increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and other professionals. 
  • Invest in our personnel by expanding professional development opportunities. 
  • Improve campus infrastructure, redesign business processes to enhance organizational effectiveness, and be a model for environmental responsibility.

Impact and Implementation

Cal Poly Pomona has developed a refreshed Strategic Plan that will chart the university’s course through 2021 while also identifying top academic and campus initiatives and the resources and facilities to achieve those objectives.

The strategic plan fundamentally addresses who we are, our vision for the future, a plan to achieve this vision, a process for monitoring our success, and the resources we will acquire and apply in the execution of this plan.

The Cal Poly Pomona community shares responsibility for the successful implementation of the plan. To this end, we will create measurable objectives and performance indicators to ensure our continued progress. We commit to a comprehensive evaluation of our work and will share results with the university community on an annual basis.


The university is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Inquiries regarding the university’s accredited status may be directed to the following:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001

Disciplinary and Professional Accreditation


  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Academic of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • American Planning Association (Planning Accreditation Board)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Council for Interior Design Architecture (CIDA)
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC)
  • International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)


Cal Poly Pomona is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to recommend candidates for credentials in the following areas: Agriculture Specialist Credential, Adaptive Physical Education Credential, Bilingual/Cross Cultural Specialist Credential, Business Education, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Single Subject Teaching Credential, Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential, Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Credential, and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, and the Professional Clear Administrative Credential.


  • American Chemical Society (ACS

The University Seal

University Seal


A Seal for the Ages

The Cal Poly Pomona seal pays homage to the university’s unique history. In the foreground is an Arabian horse, inspired by Antez, one of W.K. Kellogg’s favorites. The horse stables, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, honor the past but are even more prominent today as the home to the university’s student life offices. The palm trees and San Gabriel Mountains highlight Cal Poly Pomona’s beauty and our historical roots in Southern California. You also might notice a pattern of threes - stable doors, mountain peaks and palm trees - which are a symbolic nod to the three elements of a polytechnic education that have been hallmarks since 1938: Creativity. Discovery. Innovation.

The University Logo



The Logo Tells Our Story

We started by gathering data. Hundreds of students, prospective students, parents, alumni and friends of the university, along with many who might have heard of Cal Poly Pomona but knew little about it, shared their perceptions. Then we collaborated. Eight committees, with members drawn from all parts of the university community, assessed the findings and added their insights. They explored the university’s rich history, its mission, its vital role in the region, and its commitment to helping first-generation students achieve career success.

The result is a logo that points the university toward the future. The octagon shape reflects the eight academic colleges and the eight elements of an inclusive polytechnic education, which are described in the university’s new Academic Master Plan. The multiple facets of the octagon symbolize the interdependent nature of a Cal Poly Pomona education inside and outside the classroom.

 And as you can see, we also adopted a new bold color- blue - to further distinguish ourselves. The traditional green and gold remain and are found in the octagon’s arrow, which conveys that we are a campus on the move, constantly seeking to improve and progress. The wordmark, CalPoly Pomona, is intrinsic to the logo and underscores the university’s deep connection with its namesake city.

 You will find the new logo across the campus, on banners and in the bookstore, and proudly worn by members of the university community.

Associated Students, Inc.

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, 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 fully supports the enrichment of student life by allocating annual funding support for student clubs and organizations, diversity programs, sustainability projects, basic needs programs, and much more.

Managed by ASI, the Bronco Student Center (BSC, Bldg. 35) is host to an array of ASI programs and services including Student Government, the Poly Pantry, Games Room, Etc., Bronco Exhibit Gallery, Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT), Marketing Design, Public Relations, Conference and Event Services, ASI Financial Services, Student Club and Organization Service Center, and multiple lounge spaces including the Solaris Lounge.

The BSC also serves as home to Bronco Copy ‘N’ Mail, Bank of America ATMs, hydration stations, and complimentary menstrual products 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 Cafe and a variety of vending locations.

Operating under the administration and support of ASI and the University, the Children’s Center provides quality preschool services for campus student-parents, faculty, staff, alumni and community.

Celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2019 is the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex. In partnership with the University, ASI began construction of the first recreation center at Cal Poly Pomona joining the roster of 14 other CSUs with a recreation center. The project was approved by the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees in 2010 and officially named as the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) in spring 2012. The 165,000 square-foot facility opened to students and the campus community fall 2014. The three-story complex 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. 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.

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc., established in 1966 and also known as Cal Poly Pomona Enterprises, is an integral component of the educational mission of the university. In pursuit of this mission, the Foundation partners with the Cal Poly Pomona community in many ways. The Foundation strives to provide the highest level of service and financial support while maintaining fiscal integrity. They offer reasonably priced goods, services, educational materials, program support, and assets management designed to support university stakeholders and enhance the campus environment. The Foundation also promotes and celebrates the diversity of the University, helps foster and maintain an effective learning environment provide numerous employment opportunities, reflects an institutional image of competence and quality, and encourages cooperative relations within the university community.

Excellence in service to the campus community is the highest priority of the Foundation. The Foundation manages the Bronco Bookstore, Dining Services and Catering,Faculty/Staff Affordable Housing Program,Innovation Village Research ParkKellogg West Conference Center and Hotel, and the University Village student apartment complex. The Foundation also administers contracts and grants from private and public agencies awarded to the university. Financial and administrative support is provided to supplemental programs including Continuing Education, the Philanthropic Foundation, and CTTi; non-credit programs in engineering and science; Agriculture’s Aid to-Instruction programs including the Farm Store and Research and Sponsored Programs. The Foundation currently offers a program to assist faculty and staff in finding affordable housing within close proximity of the campus. The Housing Assistance website provides a one-stop source of valuable information for those who are looking to buy, rent, or find temporary housing.

The Foundation operates as a public-benefit charitable-educational organization under the California Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 23701(d) and the US Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3). As a recognized auxiliary of the CSU, the Foundation conforms to the regulations established by the Board of Trustees of the California State University and approved by the California State Director of Finance as required by the California Education Code, Section 89900. The university administrative organization supervises the Foundation, as required by Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and Section 42402.

For additional information, visit our website at or call us at 909-869-4204.

Alumni Association

The Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association is an independent 501 (c) organization, founded in 1972. Per Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (Article 15), it is the only recognized alumni association on campus.

The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors consists of twenty-one alumni leaders, plus a representative appointed by the University President.  In addition, the presidents of Associated Students, Inc. and the Student Alumni Association also serve on the alumni board as ex officio members. The Alumni Association also appoints one alumnus/a to serve on the system-wide Cal State University Alumni Council.  This group meets quarterly and has alumni representation from all 23 Cal State campuses.

The Alumni Association’s vision statement is: “Cultivating, building and fostering a culture of partnership and investment.”  The association supports several academic and special interest alumni chapters as well as a Student Alumni Association and a Student Ambassador Program.  Membership in these organizations affords students access to alumni events and program participation.

Engagement is a priority for the Alumni Association and each year they host, co-host or support up to fifty local and regional events designed to encourage networking and a sense of community. Signature events include the Student Alumni Networking Dinners, Alumni Professor for a Day luncheon, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Senior Send Off. They also maintain a growing alumni/student mentoring program and a thriving scholarship program which annually awards more than $40,000 to student leaders. Scholarship funds are raised through private donations and alumni brick walk sales.  The historic Alumni Brick Walk is located in the Rose Garden and includes several thousand bricks, engraved with the names and graduation information of alumni and members of the Kellogg and Voorhis families.

Through membership into the Alumni Association, alumni can receive access to exclusive events, benefits that include medical, dental and homeowners insurance, financial planning and discounts to several on-campus facilities.

The Alumni Association exists to be a resource for current and future Alumni. For more information, please visit us online or contact us 1-866-CPP-ALUM and

Summary Report on Student Graduation Rates - 2021

Under the state master plan for Higher Education, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, draws its first-time freshmen from the top one-third of California’s high school graduates. Since 1957, Cal Poly Pomona has awarded more than 150,000 bachelor’s degrees and 15,000 master’s degrees.

Our undergraduate degree programs require between 120 and 150 semester units for a bachelor’s degree (equivalent to 180 and 225 quarter units). The majority of our academic programs can be completed within two years for transfer students or four years for freshman, as only a few programs require more than 120 semester units for graduation. Students who wish to finish college in two or four years must attend school each fall and spring semester and complete an average of 15 units per semester or 30 units per academic year (includes summer term). As a rule of thumb, these unit loads translates into 30 to 45 study hours per week outside of class. In addition, students who wish to graduate in four years must plan a schedule of courses using CPP Connect’s Planner, with the help of academic advisors, that will enable them to progress through course sequences in their major while interweaving appropriate breadth courses in general education.

The proportion of an entering student class or cohort who graduate in a specified time period is the measure used at Cal Poly Pomona to assess baccalaureate program completions. The four year and six year first-time freshmen rate for those regularly admitted students carrying a full-time unit load is the statistic most often used to compare one higher education institution with another. Twenty-nine percent of the fall 2017 regularly admitted, full-time, first-time freshman cohort at Cal Poly Pomona graduated within four years, and seventy percent of the fall 2015 cohort graduated within six years. This rate compares very favorably with neighboring institutions of higher education, the CSU systemwide average, and with public universities nationally.

Information regarding student persistence and graduation rates at Cal Poly Pomona may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Analytics, located in Building 98 room C6-14, or by email at

University History

Historical Development

In 1966, the California Legislature established California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis, as an independent state college. Thus ended almost three decades of direct legal and administrative relationship between this institution and its parent institution, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In the last 50 years, Cal Poly Pomona’s expansive campus has grown from its humble beginnings as a horse ranch to a university with nearly 30,000 students. Three men played a vital role in this remarkable transformation: W. K. Kellogg, Charles B. Voorhis, and Julian McPhee.

W. K. Kellogg Develops Arabian Horse Ranch

W. K. Kellogg, known for his famous “Corn Flakes,” had a life-long passion for Arabian horses. After purchasing 377 acres, Kellogg developed the land into a world-renowned Arabian horse ranch. The first building erected contained the horse stables. Now renamed the University Plaza, Kellogg affectionately called the hacienda-style building his “Arabian Palace.”

On May 17, 1932, a crowd of more than 20,000 spectators converged on the ranch to witness Kellogg’s donation of his Arabian Horse Ranch, including 87 horses, to the University of California. In return for the generous grant, the University agreed to keep the Arabian horses and continue the Sunday horse shows that began in 1927 and continued to draw thousands of people, including some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

In 1927, Charles B. Voorhis purchased 150 acres of land near San Dimas to build a facility for deserving and underprivileged boys. “Uncle Charlie,” as he was known by his students, viewed his facility as a place where students could study an abbreviated, but intense, agricultural program.

In 1933, Julian McPhee, assumed the presidency at California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. Known for his tight fiscal policy, McPhee saved the University during the years of the Great Depression. After those bleak years, McPhee’s vision of expanding Cal Poly Pomona to Southern California came closer to reality.

Cal Poly Pomona Expands

Plagued with financial problems, Voorhis was forced to close his doors only ten years after he had opened his facility. The demise of the Voorhis facility gave McPhee the opportunity to expand Cal Poly Pomona. In August of 1938, Charles Voorhis donated his facility as a gift to the California State University System. In August of 1938, McPhee’s request for the land was approved and the entire horticulture program was moved from San Luis Obispo to the new Southern California campus.

Further expansion was halted by the onset of World War II. The southern Cal Poly campus was closed when the majority of its students were called to active duty and the former Kellogg ranch was transformed into an Army remount station. After the war, the ranch faced an uncertain future, but in 1949 the 813-acre W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch was deeded to the state, a proposal to which The Kellogg Foundation agreed, provided the Sunday horse shows resumed.

In 1949, the first Cal Poly Pomona Float was entered in the Tournament of Roses Parade and won the Award of Merit. The Rose Float tradition continues today and marks the partnership of the two Cal Poly campuses.

In 1956, the first classes were held on the campus in the present-day science building. Six programs in agriculture, leading to four bachelor of science degrees, were offered. In the Class of 1957, 57 agricultural majors were the first graduates of Cal Poly Pomona. By 1959, the curricula of the college included six degree programs in the arts and sciences and four in engineering.

Women Join Cal Poly Pomona

Many changes occurred in 1961 which affected Cal Poly Pomona profoundly. The Master Plan for Higher Education established the California State College System with its own Board of Trustees, and women enrolled at the University for the first time with 329 women joining the student body of 2,436 men. In that same year, the Legislature enacted Education Code Section 22606, which identified the primary function of the State Colleges as “…the provision of instruction for undergraduate students and graduate students, through the master’s degree, in the liberal arts and sciences, in applied fields and in the professions, including the teaching profession.”

The Legislature recognized the special responsibility of this institution as a “polytechnic college” by adding Education Code Section 40051 which authorized the college to emphasize “…the applied fields of agriculture, engineering, business, home economics, and other occupational and professional fields.”

In 1966, the California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis, was established as a separate institution from the San Luis Obispo school. Both campuses were awarded full university status in 1972. On June 1, 1972, the campus name was officially changed to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In 1982, The California State University and Colleges became The California State University.

Over the years, Cal Poly Pomona has grown from a small campus with six undergraduate programs enrolling 550 men in 1956 to a nationally and internationally recognized university with 96 undergraduate and graduate programs enrolling currently over 25,326 men and women. But the legend of Kellogg’s Arabian horse ranch has not been lost. The agricultural tradition begun by Voorhis and McPhee continues today. Cal Poly Pomona continues to be a leader in engineering education, providing well-trained graduates to meet current needs. And with an eye to the future, Cal Poly Pomona continues to expand its programs and facilities.

The Campus

Out of all the California State University campuses, Cal Poly Pomona may be the most unique. It spans approximately 1,400 acres and has over 60 buildings. There are numerous classrooms, a student union, an Arabian horse center, and a multi-level library that houses over three million items including periodicals, bound volumes, and microforms. Cal Poly Pomona is considered a mid-sized campus in comparison to other schools in the Cal State system, but it often has the feel of a small, private campus. Most classroom buildings are within reasonable walking distance, and the campus sits in a small valley surrounded by hills, qualities that help create the sense of community one finds at this university. There are also many organizations on campus for students to become involved in and it is very easy to meet fellow students. This campus is not a large, daunting university with great halls and impersonal classrooms, but a mid-sized teaching university. The emphasis is on students and making sure they get the most out of their educational experience at this university.

While Cal Poly Pomona has the reputation of being an agricultural and engineering school, it offers a variety of other areas of study. Business, the arts, and Hospitality Management are just a few of the many programs offered here. Of the 25,326 students on campus, 1,595 are graduate and credential students. With a student body that comes from a variety of geographical locations and cultures, Cal Poly Pomona is a very ethnically diverse campus.

One of the most desirable qualities of Cal Poly Pomona is its location. It is near most major freeways and close to major civic centers and business districts. This makes it easily accessible for commuters. For students looking for a diverse education with interactive teaching and the added bonus of a convenient location, Cal Poly Pomona is often the right choice. Interactive campus map available at:


Located south of the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10) on the eastern slope of Kellogg Hill, the campus is the second largest in acreage in the state university system. The buildings represent a careful blending of the tile-roofed Spanish ranch structures built by W. K. Kellogg and the modern laboratory and classroom buildings of concrete and red brick. Campus development has preserved the beauty of the ranch and its original plantings. The combination of agricultural and livestock areas with science, engineering, environmental design, and liberal arts facilities provides for the full range of instruction in the Cal Poly Pomona program. (See campus map in the back section of the catalog.)

A multi-level interchange, which is a link for the San Bernardino, Corona, Orange, Foothill, Pomona and Riverside Freeways, is located near the northeast corner of the campus. Approximately 40 minutes from the downtown areas of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, the university is also within easy freeway access from communities in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. (See

University Facilities

Student Services Building

The Student Services Building (SSB), with its low-slung, undulating roofline, which echoes the hills that make up the rolling landscape of the campus is the administrative headquarters and front door to the university. The two sides of the SSB totals 140,000 square feet and consolidates services that were previously provided on multiple floors of the CLA Building. Essential student services ranging from admissions to financial aid are provided on the first level of the SSB. A map of the SSB floor plan is available online and provides locations of key student services, divisions, and departments. 


As the intellectual and cultural “heart” of the campus, the purpose of the Library is to provide all members of the university community with effective and equitable access to the recorded information necessary to support the university’s teaching and learning, research, and public service mission, to respond to the need of all members of the campus community to be library and information literate, and to provide a rich independent learning environment where scholarly information can be explored and assimilated into knowledge.

The “student-centered” Library features an Information Desk; an indoor/outdoor café with Internet access; state-of-the-art computing, telecommunications, and wireless access throughout the building to support current and future technological applications of library research; academic classrooms, writing and learning centers; “intelligent” group study and group viewing/listening rooms; a Knowledge Center (for research help, tutoring, and co-curricular activities and programs); a Maker Space (for all students); a Media Studio (to practice and record presentations); a student-parent space (for our students with children); a 24-hour computer/study lab with 102 seats; a two story Grand Reading Room with overlook balcony; a 116 workstation Learning Commons; a Tech Help Desk (help students with computer and software issues); an institutional repository to manage, disseminate, and preserve digital materials created by our university, faculty and students; and a multipurpose room for special events. Our Special Collections and Archives Department houses the University Archives, the Southern California Wine Industry Collection, the Pomona Vallet Historical Collection, and the W. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. Located on the first floor of the Library, the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library is one of the world’s largest public collection of Arabian horse materials. It is open to anyone interested in doing research on the Arabian horse.

Personal assistance in using the Library’s print, electronic, and multimedia resources is available at multiple service desks: Information Desk, Knowledge Center, Tech Help, and Circulation/Reserves; in-person by appointment with Librarians; and online via email and/or interactive “chat”. General instruction in using the Library as well as specialized research workshops are offered to students and faculty each academic semester. In addition, the Library offers web-based self-instructional tutorials. The Library is open 7 days a week during Fall and Spring semesters, with extended hours for final exams. Summer hours vary with the university schedule.

For more information, visit the Library’s website at, or call (909) 869-3074.

Agricultural Facilities

The primary agricultural facility is building (2) which contains laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices for the Plant Science, Animal & Veterinary Science, and Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/ Agricultural Science departments, as well as the Dean’s office. Laboratories and offices for the Nutrition & Food Science department are located in building 7.

Building 45 houses laboratories and classrooms for the Apparel Merchandising and Management and Plant Science departments. An expansion of this facility accommodates the Apparel Technology and Research Center (ATRC) which contains a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. Offices, classrooms and laboratories for the Animal Health Science program are located in building 67.

Directly related to animal science and other agricultural programs are the learn by doing educational units: a cattle unit (building 32), a research lab (building 30), and swine and small ruminant units (buildings 37-38). The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center (building 29) and horse show arena are operated as an instructional facility and used for the Sunday Arabian Horse Shows.

Campus acreage utilized by the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture for instruction includes areas for field, vineyards, vegetable, and forage crops, irrigated and natural pastures, citrus fruit and avocados and ornamental plantings and organic certified land. In addition to campus acreage, the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture operates (through the university’s Foundation) the Pine Tree Ranch, a 53-acre instructional citrus and avocado ranch in Ventura County, and 365 acres of agronomy production at Westwind Ranch in Chino.

AGRIscapes (building 211) serves as a center for environmentally sustainable and economically viable urban agriculture and landscape. Located on 40 acres, the Center incorporates the Farm Store @ Kellogg Ranch, classrooms and laboratories, greenhouses, a one-acre Discovery Farm, a Children’s Garden, and a Visitor Center. AGRIscapes is the home of the annual Pumpkin Festival and Farm Store @ Kellogg Ranch, which retails all of Cal Poly’s finest produce and nursery products. Extensive greenhouse facilities accommodate horticultural student projects and hydroponic propagation.

Business Administration Facilities

The state-of-the-art College of Business Administration Complex is located east of the historic Kellogg Rose Garden. The crowning jewel on an already picturesque campus, these architecturally engaging structures include the Auditorium Building (162), Gregoire Hall Classroom and Laboratory Building (163), and the Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Student Services Building (164).  With its grand canopy inviting visitors into its central outdoor courtyard, wireless Internet and café seating for Einstein Bros. Bagels., the 70,000 square foot complex serves as a triangulation point for students, faculty and the business community to interact.  Other instructional laboratories are located in Building 6 and the Classroom, Laboratory, and Administration Building (98).

Engineering Facilities

The College of Engineering neighborhood consists of Buildings 9 and 17, and portions of Building 13. This engineering complex houses faculty and department offices, and offices of the Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) program, NSF-sponsored ADVANCE project, the Center for Lighting Education and Applied Research, the subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, and numerous engineering computer laboratories. In 2001 the College of Engineering unveiled the new laboratory facility (Building 17) that was part of a $52 million dollar public-private partnership effort to upgrade facilities. The new engineering facility is comprised of two floors. The top floor is envisioned as the “Imagination” level, where design studios, mediasmart classrooms, faculty and department offices are housed and engineering solutions are imagined. The ground floor is deemed the “Realization” level, which houses the various laboratories within each of the engineering departments where students gain hands-on engineering experience.

All 62 of the college’s laboratory suites, involving all departments and programs of the college and totaling 250,000 square feet, were recently revitalized through a partnership of industry and government and are kept current through continuing commitments from industry. Some of the laboratories include aerothermofluid dynamics; unit operations; photogrammetry; electromagnetics; communications; construction management; computer-aided design, modeling and machining; composites; and advanced vehicles.

Environmental Design Facilities

The 50,000 square foot Environmental Design Building (7) houses studio laboratories, multipurpose research facilities, and classrooms for architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning, as well as faculty offices and the college offices. A model shop is located in Building 45, a fabrication lab located in Building 89, and print shops are located in Buildings 3, and 13. The Art Department is located in Building 13. Additional studios are located in Buildings 1, 3, and 89. Graduate Studies are also housed in Buildings 2 and 7. The John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, located on 16 acres, convenes diverse groups of students, academic experts, policy makers, and community members committed to catalyzing pro-environmental change.

Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences Facilities

Facilities for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) are found primarily in buildings 5, 1, 94, 24, and 25. The college offices, the college Student Success Center, Geographic Information Science (GIS) lab, along with the departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Geography and Anthropology are located in the main CLASS Building (5). Building 5 also houses many classrooms and faculty offices.

Other college departments are found in the University Office Building (94), such as: History and Political Science.

The departments of Economics, Philosophy, and Communication are located on the third floor of the former Administration Building (1). The offices of the student newspaper, The Poly Post, are located on the second floor.

The Performing Arts Center is a two-building complex for instruction in music and theatre. The Theatre Building (25) contains a 500-seat theater, a large rehearsal room adaptable as a small central-staging theater, make-up and costume rooms, scenery shops, the department of Theatre & New Dance, classrooms, and faculty offices. The Music Building (24) includes a 180-seat recital hall, choral and orchestra rooms, individual practice rooms, and a music library. As we are an official Steinway school, the main concert hall and rehearsal rooms house a Steinway piano. Building 24 also includes the departments of English and Modern Languages, Music as well as classrooms and faculty offices. The dance studio is in the physical education facility.

Science Facilities

Science facilities include the Science Building (3), which was the first instructional building on campus, the Science Building addition (8), and the Biotechnology Building (4), along with spaces in Building 41, 43 and 66 for the Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) Department. The buildings contain faculty offices, classrooms and laboratories. The Science and Biotechnology Buildings house laboratories outfitted with the latest scientific equipment for advanced instruction and research in the biological sciences, chemistry, computer science geoscience, mathematics and physics. Unique natural learning spaces are contained in the BioTrek gardens and greenhouses. KHP laboratories are housed in Buildings 41 and 43. The College of Science’s administrative offices are located in Building 8.

The Collins College of Hospitality Management

The Collins College of Hospitality Management (Buildings 79, 79A, 79B, 80) is located atop one of the most picturesque hills on the Cal Poly Pomona campus, adjacent to the Kellogg West Conference Center, with sweeping views of the Diamond Bar, Walnut and Pomona valleys. The Collins College is a 55,000 square foot state-of-the-art education center equipped with the latest in learning technology, built entirely with contributions from the hospitality industry.

The Collins College built its first building (79) in 1990, which houses the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch - a student managed and operated fine dining establishment open to the public, in addition to teaching and production kitchens, laboratories, classrooms, and offices.

In 2001, two new buildings were opened, more than doubling the facilities after namesakes Carol and James A. Collins pledged $10 million. Building 79A includes the college’s Wine Auditorium Classroom with an adjoined Wine Library that holds up to 8,000 bottles of wine. The Wine Library, chilled at 49 degrees, has more than 2,500 wine bottles in stock for use in for wine tasting classes and at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.

Thanks to an additional $10 million in private donations, The Collins College opened Building 80 in 2015 to support its nationally ranked Master of Science in Hospitality Management program. The facility houses classrooms, faculty offices, and study rooms dedicated to students and faculty of the graduate program, a student commons, and the H-Café. The college was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council for its commitment to sustainability throughout all phases of development of Building 80.

Classroom/Laboratory/Administration Building

The Classroom/Laboratory/Administration (CLA) complex consists of four buildings: the obelisk-like Administration Tower (Building 98-T), the former Registration building (Building 98-R), the Classroom section (Building 98-C) and the Paseo/Eastern Base portion (Building 98-P). Structural deficiencies and seismic risks have forced the Tower and Registration buildings to be vacated and closed. Both buildings are scheduled for demolition in summer 2022. Administration and registration services are now provided at the Student Services Building (Building 121). Only the classroom side of the CLA complex, with its multiple lecture and teaching labs, instructional television studio and Student Innovation Idea Lab, will remain open. Plans are under development to renovate the Classroom building and extend its capability to serve as an interdisciplinary and collaborative hub on campus and support student success.

Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

Victoria Bhavsar, Director

The Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE) supports faculty in their multi-faceted roles of learner-centered teaching, research and creative activities, and service to the university and community. The vision of the CAFE is that every Cal Poly Pomona faculty member receives opportunities and encouragement to enhance his or her skills in disciplinary expertise, effective educational practices, and effective service practices and opportunities. We believe that every faculty member on this campus, regardless of rank or status, should have access to a community of scholars and colleagues.

We provide resources, support, and programs for faculty to advance innovative, effective instruction for diverse students throughout the University. Or emphasis is on helping faculty to identify and adopt inclusive teaching strategies that lead to equitable outcomes for all students.

We provide consultation with instructional designers; templates, rubrics, design kits, and best practices for designing high-quality courses in face to face, hybrid, and online modes; consultation to locate or create multimedia learning objects for pedagogical goals; technology workshops and learning management system support; recommendations for avoiding copyright violations with online course material; and recommendations for making online course materials accessible to all learners via the universal design for learning framework.  We also provide workshops and consultations that are purely pedagogy based.

In addition to teaching support, we provide opportunities and resources for faculty to create and maintain collegial, collaborative relationships and to maintain vibrancy at every stage of the faculty career. We provide resources and programs to advance research, scholarship, creative activities, and other professional activities of the faculty. We assist departments in orienting and supporting new tenure track and lecturer faculty to encourage their retention, advancement, and success at Cal Poly Pomona. Our primary method of communication about our resources and programs is an email-based, weekly news bulletin.

The CAFE is located in Building 1, Room 227 & 228, with a small faculty/staff computer lab in Room 205. The lab is staffed with knowledgeable student assistants and is equipped with new Macs, PCs, and scanners.

Information Technology and Institutional Planning Division

Office of the CIO

The Office of the CIO provides strategic oversight, and budget planning, and human resource development, technology communication, and support for the division.

Information Technology

The team is responsible for the delivery of effective, secure, and reliable infrastructure and technology services that support the success of our students, faculty, and staff. The Division works collaboratively with the campus, providing support for services in several primary areas, such as: campus applications, student/faculty/staff technology support, classroom and lab technologies, telecommunications and networking infrastructure, strategic use of multimedia resources to support the academic mission, and cloud and on-premise data center services.

Project and Process Management

The team seeks to promote best practices in business process management and project management across the university to advance the mission of the university. The PPMO is customer service oriented and provides services within the following service areas: Change Management, Project Management, Business Process Management, and Communication Management.

Learning & Research Technologies

The team supports the campus with the use of the campus’ high-performance computing platform, strategic support for cyber security, and technology support for research related and teaching related technology solutions. The team also serves the university by providing leadership and support for institutional research, strategic planning, business intelligence, data visualization and analytics, and supports the campus with video and multimedia planning and support.

Information Security and Compliance

The team works in collaboration with the campus community to protect the integrity of campus technology infrastructure to mitigate risks and losses associated with security threats, while supporting access to technology.  The compliance program seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the internal controls and assessment processes, monitor regulations for new or changed requirements, and coordinate with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance.  The team also provides leadership and oversight for the procurement, development and maintenance of accessible technology and digital materials in support of equal access to campus programs and services.

University Office Building

This office complex (94) houses faculty and departmental offices from the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts, Science, Environmental Design, and Education and Integrative Studies. The department of Student Support and Equity Programs, which serves EOP and Undeclared students, is also located in this facility.

Student Residence Areas

Four (4) Traditional Halls (20, 21, 22, 23) accommodating approximately 750 students line University Drive. Overlooking the pond is the La Cienega Center (Building 59) which includes a University Housing Services office. Two (2) 8-story Residence Halls (Buildings 73 & 74) house 950 residents are located off Kellogg Drive and adjacent to the Centerpointe Dining Commons. The Residential Suites are located next to the Kellogg Gym and Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC). The five buildings (54, 60, 61, 62, 63) accommodate 1,000 students. The University Village is located directly adjacent to the campus on Temple Avenue and accommodates approximately 1,300 students in two-story and three-story buildings. In the center of the complex is the Village Community Center, which includes lounges and facilities for social events and quiet study, plus a Foundation Housing Services office.

Student Health Services and Bronco Wellness Center

Student Health Services (46), located at the top of University Drive, next to Lot J.  All Cal Poly Pomona students pay a mandatory, semester health fee at the time of registration, prepaying for unlimited visits with licensed medical practitioners on an outpatient basis. Students may call (909) 869-4000 and make an appointment or they can go online through My Health Portal to make same-day appointments. X-rays, basic lab work, confidential or anonymous HIV testing, minor surgery, and birth control options information are also available at no additional charge.

Student Health Services is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. including semester breaks, closed weekends and holidays. Summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Students can call a free After-Hours Nurse Advice Line (855-272-1723) for times when SHS is closed.

Outside and after-hours medical care, whether referred by Student Health Services or not, is at the student’s expense. Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive medical insurance coverage. 

Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. and meets the national standards for providing the highest quality of medical care available.

The Bronco Wellness Center, also located in the same building (46) through west entrance, is a drop-in facility, committed to creating a supportive environment for life-enhancing behaviors which contribute to individual health, community well-being, and academic success. Educational programming, services, and resources enable students to play active roles in achieving, protecting, and sustaining health and wellness.

Health Educators are available for individual appointments to provide education on a variety of health topics at no cost. In addition, the Bronco Wellness Center offer presentations, workshops, and outreach designed to educate students and the campus community.

Hours of operation mirror that of Student Health Services.

Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships

Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships connects individuals to Cal Poly Pomona’s unique, student-centered community with thoughtful information, resources, and guidance. Our Outreach staff attends various events, including college fairs and classroom visits to provide prospective students with information to determine whether Cal Poly Pomona will fit their educational goals. The OREP staff are available to assist California-based prospective students to understand the application process, requirements for admissions, and details regarding impacted, and non-impacted programs. The OREP counselors are available for pre-admission advising Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This office also coordinates the official campus tour and event efforts and manages the Welcome Center which welcomes over 20,000 guests to our diverse campus!

The official Cal Poly Pomona tours program receives thousands of visitors and prospective students each year. Throughout our walking tour, our knowledgeable student ambassadors will share information about the campus, events, and student services available. You will also learn about Cal Poly Pomona’s unique features, including our campus’ rich legacy, diversity, and hear first-hand accounts of our campus’ learn-by-doing approach. 

The Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships department is located on the first floor of the Student Services Building (SSB) #121, East and assists prospective and current students with navigating Cal Poly Pomona’s campus and serves as a one-stop-shop for handling university business. Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at (909) 869-3529, or online at

Kellogg House Pomona

Once the West Coast home of cereal magnate Will Keith Kellogg, Kellogg House Pomona has been renovated and restored to its original 1920’s grandeur. This 8,700 square foot single story home located at the top of Mansion Lane was designed by Myron Hunt, whose famed work includes the Rose Bowl and the Huntington Library. With the generous support of the Kellogg Foundation, this historic house underwent a one year $2.3 million renovation and restoration. In November 1998 the house was rededicated and reopened for special events, community programs, small conferences, dinners, meetings, and tours. Today, Kellogg House Pomona is a university showcase for Kellogg Ranch artifacts, period antiques and the university’s Raymond Burr art collection. The adjoined grounds, and the collections of specimen plants in Sycamore and Palm Canyons, provide interesting and natural settings for the campus. For information regarding the Kellogg House, please call 909-869-2919.

Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel

Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel overlooks the Cal Poly Pomona campus with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Kellogg West opened in April 1971 and was made possible by a $3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan and was the 10th facility funded by that organization. Since its inception, Kellogg West has served local and nationwide corporations, government offices and organizations, and campus departments and clubs.

Kellogg West has available conference facilities for groups from 5 to 500 and offers as many as 20 separate conference rooms, which provide maximum flexibility in meeting the attendees’ needs. The property has a full service Business Center, an outdoor heated pool and spa, and a fitness room. Conference rooms are newly renovated and are offered on a 24-hour basis. Kellogg West works with Complete Meeting Packages to provide maximum value for meeting planners. A professional conference coordinator is also available.

The Kellogg West Restaurant, with its award winning culinary program, can seat as many as 240 guests. Private dining rooms are available for a more intimate setting. Kellogg West can also provide catering to any group on campus. A wide range of menu selections and styles of service are available. The catering office can be reached at 909-869-2251.

The 85 hotel rooms and suites have been recently renovated and contain all the amenities expected at a fine hotel. Kellogg West offers complimentary shuttle service to and from Ontario International Airport for hotel guests. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Front Desk at 909-869-2222. For more information about Kellogg West visit us online at

College of The Extended University

The College of the Extended University (CEU) is the educational outreach tool for the university providing career enhancement courses, professional development certificates, advanced degrees and customized training programs for today’s adult learners. Each year, new college graduates, working professionals and mid-career managers select our courses and degree programs because of our Learn by Doing approach and our expert instructors who bring real-world experience and business solutions into the classroom.

Our students come from a variety of industries and professions. As a result, we offer a wide range of program areas to choose from. Our flexible evening and weekend course schedules help make attending class more convenient for those with full-time jobs. We also offer a wide range of career training and instructor-led online classes for students who prefer to learn at their own pace - when and where it is most convenient.

Individuals who wish to try out a new area of study, or those who want to finish their degree or change career fields, are able to choose from hundreds of academic credit courses offered through the Open University program. Participation in this program requires no formal admission to the university and credits earned are transferable to other CSU and UC campuses.

Working in collaboration with local and regional employers and government agencies, the CEU provides customized training programs to meet the immediate needs of today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders.  Cal Poly Pomona’s International Center, English Language Institute and Global Education Programs - complementary components of the College of the Extended University - work together to advance the university’s strategic goal of increasing internationalization among our students. The International Center, further fulfills its mission by offering an extensive variety of Study Abroad options year-round for students who wish to engage in international or multi-cultural studies. Each year hundreds of international students come to the university for academic and English language preparation, and our Global Education Programs offer customized professional development for leaders from around the world.

Visit for complete program details, registration information and a list of contacts for all CEU programs.

No matter what your educational need, the College of the Extended University is Your Avenue to Success.

Innovation Village and Research Park

A 65-acre development for public-private partnerships with Cal Poly Pomona is located at the intersection of Temple Avenue and Valley Boulevard. The focus of this project is to attract companies to partner with the University in developing new technologies and furthering its academic mission. The Center for Training and Technology Incubation (CTTI) facility located at the intersection of Temple Avenue and South Campus Drive houses the NASA Commercialization Center, the Pomona Technology Center sponsored by the Economic Development Administration, and the American Red Cross Blood Services-Southern California.

Student Conduct and Discipline

E-Mail is the Official Method of Communication

The university has established E-Mail as an official method of communication to students. Students will be notified of important dates, deadlines, requirements, processes, services and programs via email to their Cal Poly Pomona e-mail account. Students are responsible for all communications sent to their e-mail account and to stay current and informed with the up-to-date information provided. Because some of the information is time-sensitive, the university strongly recommends that students check their e-mail accounts daily.

Students are assigned a Cal Poly Pomona e-mail address upon admission. Examples of communication that may be sent via e-mail include, but is not limited to deadlines for making tuition payments, registration deadlines, immunization requirements, opportunities for financial aid, and graduation information.

Student Conduct and Discipline

It is expected that all students are enrolled for serious educational pursuits and that their conduct will preserve an atmosphere of learning. All students are expected to assume the responsibilities of citizenship in the campus community. Association in such community is purely voluntary, and students may withdraw from it at any time that they consider the obligations of membership disproportionate to the benefits.

While enrolled, students are subject to university authority, which includes the prerogative of dismissing students whose conduct is inimical to the aims of an institution of higher education.

Rules of student conduct are included in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, beginning at Section 41301.

A student who violates university policies or regulations is subject to disciplinary action which can result in a warning, probation, suspension, expulsion, or educational assignments intended to discourage the recurrance of the future violations. Procedures under which the university may take disciplinary action against a student are specified by the Chancellor of the California State University as described in Executive Order 1098. These procedures are on the Student Conduct and Integrity website and are on file in the Student Conduct and Integrity Office, Building 26, Room 133.

Inappropriate conduct by students or by applicants for admission is subject to discipline as provided in Sections 41301 and 41302 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations. These sections are as follows:

Student Conduct

Title 5, California Code of Regulations § 41301. Standards for Student Conduct

(a) Campus Community Values

The university is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community should choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life.

(b) Grounds for Student Discipline

Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and, when necessary, impose appropriate consequences. The following are the grounds upon which student discipline can be based:

  1. Dishonesty, including:
    1. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty that are intended to gain unfair academic advantage.
    2. Furnishing false information to a University official, faculty member, or campus office
    3. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of a University document, key, or identification instrument.
    4. Misrepresenting one’s self to be an authorized agent of the university or one of its auxiliaries.
  2. Unauthorized entry into, presence in, use of, or misuse of university property.
  3. Willful, material and substantial disruption or obstruction of a university-related activity, or any on-campus activity.
  4. Participating in an activity that substantially and materially disrupts the normal operations of the university, or infringes on the rights of members of the university community.
  5. Willful, material and substantial obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or other traffic, on or leading to campus property or an off-campus university related activity.
  6. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior at a university related activity, or directed toward a member of the university community.
  7. Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the university community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, or sexual misconduct.
  8. Hazing, or conspiracy to haze. Hazing is defined as any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution in this state (Penal Code 245.6), and in addition, any act likely to cause physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution. The term “hazing” does not include customary athletic events or school sanctioned events.
    Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation in a particular hazing incident is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.
  9. Use, possession, manufacture, sale or distribution of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, (except as expressly permitted by law and university regulations) or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs.
  10. Use, possession, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and university regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a University related activity.
  11. Theft of property or services from the University community, or misappropriation of university resources.
  12. Unauthorized destruction, or damage to University property or other property in the university community.
  13. Possession or misuse of firearms or guns, replicas, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, knives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals (without the prior authorization of the campus president) on campus or at a university related activity.
  14. Unauthorized recording, dissemination, or publication of academic presentations (including handwritten notes) for a commercial purpose.
  15. Misuse of computer facilities or resources, including:
    1. Unauthorized entry into a file, for any purpose.
    2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    3. Use of another’s identification or password.
    4. Use of computing facilities, campus network, or other resources to interfere with the work of another member of the university community.
    5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages.
    6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal university operations.
    7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
    8. Violation of a campus computer use policy.
  16. Violation of any published university policy, rule, regulation or presidential order.
  17. Failure to comply with directions or, or interference with, any university official or any public safety officer while acting in the performance of his/her duties.
  18. Any act chargeable as a violation of a federal, state, or local law that poses a substantial threat to the safety or well being of members of the university community, to property within the university community or poses a significant threat of disruption or interference with university operations.
  19. Violation of the Student Conduct Procedures, including:
    1. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information related to a student discipline matter.
    2. Disruption or interference with the orderly progress of a student discipline proceeding.
    3. Initiation of a student discipline proceeding in bad faith.
    4. Attempting to discourage another from participating in the student discipline matter.
    5. Attempting to influence the impartiality of any participant in a student discipline matter.
    6. Verbal or physical harassment or intimidation of any participant in a student discipline matter.
    7. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under a student discipline proceeding.
  20. Encouraging, permitting, or assisting another to do any act that could subject him or her to discipline.

(c) Procedures for Enforcing This Code

The chancellor shall adopt procedures to ensure students are afforded appropriate notice and an opportunity to be heard before the university imposes any sanction for a violation of the Student Conduct Code.  [Note: At the time of publication, such procedures are set forth in California State University Executive Order 1098 (Revised June 23, 2015), available at]

d) Application of This Code

Sanctions for the conduct listed above can be imposed on applicants, enrolled students, students between academic terms, graduates awaiting degrees, and students who withdraw from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. Conduct that threatens the safety or security of the campus community, or substantially disrupts the functions or operation of the university is within the jurisdiction of this Article regardless of whether it occurs on or off campus. Nothing in this Code may conflict with Education Code Section 66301 that prohibits disciplinary action against students based on behavior protected by the First Amendment.

Title 5, California Code of Regulations, § 41302.  Disposition of Fees: Campus Emergency; Interim Suspension.

The president of the campus may place on probation, suspend, or expel a student for one or more of the causes enumerated in Section 41301. No fees or tuition paid by or for such student for the semester or summer session in which they are suspended or expelled shall be refunded. If the student is readmitted before the close of the semester, or summer session in which they are suspended, no additional tuition or fees shall be required of the student on account of the suspension.

During periods of campus emergency, as determined by the president of the individual campus, the president may, after consultation with the chancellor, place into immediate effect any emergency regulations, procedures, and other measures deemed necessary or appropriate to meet the emergency, safeguard persons and property, and maintain educational activities.

The president may immediately impose an interim suspension in all cases in which there is reasonable cause to believe that such an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property and to insure the maintenance of order. A student so placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a hearing within 10 days of the imposition of interim suspension. During the period of interim suspension, the student shall not, without prior written permission of the president or designated representative, enter any campus of the California State University other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 66300, 66600, 89030, 89031 and 89035, Education Code. Reference: Sections 66017, 66300, 66600, 69810-69813, 89030, 89031, 89700, Education Code; and Section 626.2, Penal Code. Authority cited: Sections 66300, 66600, 89030, 89031 and 89035, Education Code. Reference: Sections 66017, 66300, 66600, 69810-69813, 89030, 89031, 89700, Education Code; and Section 626.2, Penal Code.

Freedom of Information for Students

Students shall have the right to reasonable access to university, college, and departmental policies, procedures, standards, and regulations which affect the right of students to enroll, remain enrolled, or withdraw from any course or program of study.

The University Catalog shall be the principal means by which such academic information shall be transmitted to students.

The university, colleges, departments, and interdisciplinary groups shall not initiate and implement policies, procedures, standards, and regulations which affect the rights of students to enroll, remain enrolled, or withdraw from courses or programs of study except through established university procedures.

Students shall have the right to information from each professor as to the general requirements and goals of a course in which they are enrolled, and to know the general criteria upon which they will be evaluated in that course. At the beginning of the semester, each student shall be provided with a class syllabus.

Just as it is the students’ right to know policies, procedures, standards, and regulations which affect their rights, so shall it be their responsibility to obtain and act appropriately on such information, and their lack of knowledge of such information which has been made accessible to them shall not be cause to waive such policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

All members of the university faculty and staff have a primary mission of helping students to make progress toward a degree or credential. Nevertheless, each student is individually responsible for meeting all university requirements and deadlines, as presented in this publication and any other announcements of the university, center or department in which they are enrolled.

The University intends that every member of the campus community be afforded a work and study environment free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or veteran status. All persons are to be protected from abusive or harassing behavior.

Information regarding grievance for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the University, its policies, practices and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from the Student Conduct and Integrity Office in Building 26, Room 133, (909) 869-6985.

Student Complaint Procedure(COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CSU)

The California State University takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. If you have a complaint regarding the CSU, you may present your complaint as follows:

  1. If your complaint concerns CSU’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) website. WSCUC is the agency that accredits the CSU’s academic programs.  If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by WSCUC, you may file an appeal with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
  2. If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU of any law that prohibits discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on a protected status (such as age, disability, gender (or sex), gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), religion or veteran or military status), you may present your complaint as described in Section XVI (Nondiscrimination Policy)
  3. If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU of other state law, including laws prohibiting fraud and false advertising, you may present your complaint to the campus president or to the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity at  See Procedure for Student Complaints - Executive Order No. 1063 for details regarding the complaint requirements and complaint process.
  4. Other complaints regarding the CSU may be presented to the campus dean of students, who will provide guidance on the appropriate campus process for addressing your particular issue.

If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by the campus, or by WSCUC, you may file an appeal with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs (or designee) at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

This procedure should not be construed to limit any right that you may have to take action to resolve your complaint.

Posting and Chalking Policy

The Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers (OSLCC) maintains the administrative responsibility for all posting on campus. All posters, flyers, banners and signs must be stamped at OSLCC, indicating that they have met all regulations in the university posting and chalking policy. For the full policy, visit Organizations currently registered with the OSLCC, committees, colleges, departments and individual students, faculty or staff members are allowed to publicize on campus providing they comply with the regulations. The stamp does not regulate the content of the flier nor the actions and opinions of the entity seeking approval and does NOT necessarily reflect those of the students, faculty or administration of Cal Poly Pomona.

Chalking is permitted only in the University Park grounds. Chalking must be at least 20 feet away from the entrances to the Bronco Student Center and Building 66 (Bookstore). Chalking on the stairs outside the Bronco Bookstore is permitted only on the top portion of the steps.

Unauthorized removal of properly approved and posted materials is an act of vandalism and subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Violators to the posting and chalking policy will be referred to the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity.

University Housing Services have additional posting policies and must be contacted before materials are posted in these areas. License Agreement and Policies (

Academic Freedom

Academic freedom in a university is a fundamental condition necessary for education to flourish. The university is the primary social institution committed to the search for knowledge and the preservation of intellectual freedom. This commitment distinguishes the university from other institutions. Cal Poly Pomona is a community of learners - both teacher-scholars and students - who strive to promote, foster, and sustain academic freedom in its broadest context, with each individual free to pursue truth, knowledge, and meaning according to their own best judgment.

Standard of Conduct

All members of the university community are expected to practice self-discipline, fair and independent judgment, and responsibility for their treatment of others. The relationship among faculty, administrators, staff and students should be free of exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment. Particularly, intimate relationships between supervisors and employees, faculty and students, or between any individuals of unequal status are strongly discouraged because of the inherent power imbalance.

All members of the university community are expected to exercise reasonable judgment regarding the separation of their rights, obligations, and activities as private citizens from their responsibilities to the university. Specifically, when they speak or act as private persons, they should avoid creating the impression of speaking or acting for the university.

These statements are intended to preserve academic freedom, maintain professional conduct, and prevent potential discrimination, harassment, and conflict of interest.

Exclusion of Students from Classes

  1. An instructor may at any time exclude from their course students who are disrupting the orderly conduct of the classroom or are a hazard to themselves or others.
  2. Upon excluding a student from a class, the instructor shall, within two academic days, inform the following individuals in writing of the reasons for exclusion from class and that the student has three academic days to file a protest with the instructor’s dean:
    1. The instructor’s department chairperson
    2. The instructor’s college dean
    3. The student’s major department chairperson
    4. The student’s major college dean
    5. The student
    6. The Office of Student Conduct and Integrity

      The student has three university academic days from the date of exclusion during which a formal protest may be lodged with the instructor’s college dean concerning the instructor’s decision. If the student desires to make such a protest, the college dean and department chairman will interview both the faculty member and the student(s) involved and the dean will make a final decision within three university academic days as to whether or not the student is to be allowed to return to class.
  3. If the faculty member wishes to prefer disciplinary charges against the student involved, the faculty member shall submit such charges in writing to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity. However, it will still be necessary to go through the specified process.

Academic Integrity

The University is committed to maintaining academic integrity throughout the university community. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense that can diminish the quality of scholarship, the academic environment, the academic reputation, and the quality of a Cal Poly Pomona degree. The following policy is intended to define clearly academic dishonesty at Cal Poly Pomona and to state the responsibility of students, faculty and administrators relating to this subject.

All forms of academic dishonesty at Cal Poly Pomona are a violation of university policy and will be considered a serious offense. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:

  1. Plagiarism - Plagiarism, is falsification or fabrication, it is presenting words, ideas or work of others as one’s own work. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: copying homework, copying lab reports, copying computer programs, using a work or portion of a work written or created by another but not crediting the source, using one’s own work completed in a previous class for credit in another class without permission, paraphrasing another’s work without giving credit, and borrowing or using ideas without giving credit.
  2. Cheating - Cheating includes, but is not limited to: unauthorized “crib sheets,”, or notes during an exam, copying from another, looking at another student’s exam, opening books when not authorized, obtaining advance copies of exams, and having an exam regraded after making changes. Additionally, cheating is prohibited on homework, academic assignments for credit, exams given during classes, final exams and standardized tests such as the Graduating Writing Test and Math Diagnostic Test.
  3. Use of Unauthorized Study Aids - This includes, but is not limited to: utilization of other’s computer programs or solutions, copying a copyrighted computer program without permission, using old lab reports, having others perform one’s share of lab work, and using any material prohibited by the instructor.
  4. Falsifying any University Document - This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying signatures on university forms, such as Add-Drop and Withdrawal forms, forging another student’s signature and falsifying prerequisite requirements.

Consequences for Academic Dishonesty

In accordance with Executive Order 1098, academic dishonesty cases that occur in the classroom shall be handled by faculty members. However, after action has been taken by the faculty member, the faculty member shall report the incident to Student Conduct and Integrity. The Student Conduct and Integrity website has reporting instructions. Faculty will need to include information that identifies the student who was found responsible, the general nature of the offense, the action taken by the faculty member, and a recommendation as to whether or not additional disciplinary action should be considered by the Student Conduct and Integrity Office. This process provides a central location for all academic dishonesty cases as an opportunity to hold students accountable for multiple academic dishonesty situations that may occur with several departments and as a way to monitor trends in academic dishonesty. The Student Conduct and Integrity Office will determine appropriate disciplinary action based on the totality of the circumstances. However, The Office of Student Conduct & Integrity cannot overturn any academic actions by faculty.

Academic outcomes related to academic dishonesty are the responsibility of faculty members. Faculty are encouraged to follow the academic expectations that are outlined in their syllabus. Some common academic actions taken for academic dishonesty may include, but are not limited to: “0” on the assignment, “F” for the course, Reduced grade, partial credit, or other sanctions faculty deem appropriate.

Disciplinary outcomes related to academic dishonesty are determined in accordance with the student conduct procedures described in Executive Order 1098. Outcomes may include, but are not limited to: warnings, probation, suspension, expulsion, or educational assignments intended to discourage the recurrence of academic dishonesty.

The responsibility of all students is to be informed of what constitutes academic dishonesty and to follow the policy. A student who is aware of another student’s academic dishonesty should report the instance to the instructor of the class, the test administrator, or the head of the department within which the course is offered. Cal Poly Pomona students who come from various international educational systems and wish to understand better the expectations of the American educational system are encouraged to speak with an international student advisor in the International Center.

Campus Violence

The University has a Zero Tolerance policy for threats or acts of violence against members of the campus community.

Civility, understanding, and mutual respect are intrinsic to excellence in teaching, learning and maintaining a productive work environment. The university is also committed to providing a safe and healthy campus culture, which serves the needs of its many constituencies.

The university prohibits and will take decisive action to eliminate:

  • Verbal or written harassment
  • Behaviors or actions interpreted by a reasonable person as carrying the potential for violence and/or acts of aggression such as:
  • Acts which can be interpreted as physical assault
  • Threats to harm someone or endanger the safety of others
  • Threats to destroy or the actual destruction of property
  • Possession of a weapon (Penal Code 626.9 prohibits bringing a firearm, knife or dangerous weapon onto the campus of a public school including the California State University).

Such conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from employment, expulsion from the university, or civil or criminal prosecution, as appropriate.

To fulfill this policy, the university will work to prevent violence from occurring and will ensure that federal and state laws, as well as university regulations prohibiting violence, are enforced. In determining whether conduct constitutes a credible threat or act of violence, the circumstances surrounding the conduct will be considered.

It is the responsibility of every administrator, faculty member, staff member, and student to take any threat of violence seriously. All threats must be reported to the appropriate authority. Failure to report any threat is subject to disciplinary action. Managers/supervisors can also be held responsible for civil and personal liability. When confronted by an imminent or actual incident of violence, call 9-1-1 immediately (if calling from a campus phone) or 909-869-3070 (if calling from a mobile phone on campus); calling 9-1-1 from a mobile phone will route calls to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and not University Police. When presented with a threat of possible violence, action is recommended as follows:

  • Threats by a student should be reported immediately to the University Police Department and the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity;
  • Threats by a staff or student employee should be reported immediately to the University Police Department and the reporting employee’s supervisor, who will contact the Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services for assistance;
  • Threats by a faculty member should be reported immediately to the University Police Department and the appropriate Dean’s Office for consultation with the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs;
  • Threats from others not affiliated as a student or employee of the university should be reported immediately to the University Police Department.

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created to address issues of campus violence. The purpose of the BIT is to proactively identify, assess, and offer a coordinated institutional response to community members (and non-members) who pose a risk to themselves, others and/or the campus community. For more information please visit the BIT website at:

Information concerning Cal Poly Pomona policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from Cal Poly Pomona’s Police Dispatcher at (909) 869-3070.

Information concerning Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Security Report may be obtained by emailing or calling (909) 869-4139

Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for Cal Poly Pomona for the previous three calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director located at Student Services Building 121-Room 2511.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within Cal Poly Pomona housing facilities for the previous three calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the University Housing Services Office located at Building 74. 

Campus Safety Plan (Donahoe Higher Education Act)

The annual California Campus Safety Plan 2022 is available to view or download at

Cal Poly Pomona prepares this report in compliance with California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380. The report provides information regarding the availability and location of law enforcement personnel and methods for summoning assistance; special safeguards that have been established for particular facilities or activities; any actions taken in the preceding months to increase safety; any changes in safety precautions expected to be made during the next 24 months; and information regarding records of on-campus crime. 

The report is prepared and posted online by January 1 of each calendar year. To request a print copy of the report, contact 909-869-4139 or email

Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures

Protected Status: Age, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), Religion or Religious Creed, and Veteran or Military Status.

California State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity (including color, caste and ancestry), religion (or religious creed), and veteran or military status - as these terms are defined in Interim CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Equity in Higher Education Act, prohibit such discrimination. Dawnita H. Franklin, Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator has been designated to coordinate the efforts of Cal Poly Pomona to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on these bases. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to the Assistant VP for Equity and Compliance, at (909) 869-4646, or by visiting the Student Services Building (121-2701). Interim procedures for complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and retaliation made against a student, (or any successor policy) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints or discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against other CSU students. Interim procedures for complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and retaliation (or any successor procedure) is the system wide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against the CSU, a CSU employee or a third party).

Protected Status:  Disability

The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability (physical and mental)  - as this term is defined in the Interim CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation - in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, prohibit such discrimination. Dawnita H. Franklin, Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator has been designated to coordinate the efforts of Cal Poly Pomona to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to the Assistant VP for Equity and Compliance, at (909) 869-4646, or by visiting the Student Services Building (121-2701). Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Made Against a Student (or any successor procedure) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against, other CSU students. Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation (or any successor procedure) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against the CSU, a CSU employee or a third party).

Protected Status:  Gender (or sex), Gender Identity (including nonbinary and transgender), Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation

California State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender (or sex), gender (including nonbinary and transgender), gender expression or sexual orientation - as these terms are defined in CSU policy - in its programs and activities, including admission and access. Federal and state laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibit such discrimination. Dawnita H. Franklin, Assistant Vice President & Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator has been designated to coordinate the efforts of Cal Poly Pomona  to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on these bases. Inquiries concerning compliance may be presented to the Assistant VP for Equity and Compliance, at (909) 869-4646, or by visiting the Student Services Building (121-2701). The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to all CSU students in all campus programs,
including intercollegiate athletics.Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation made against a student (or any successor) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against other CSU students. Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation (or any successor procedure) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against the CSU, a CSU employee or a third party)

As a matter of federal and state law and California State University policy, the following types of conduct are prohibited:

Sex Discrimination or Gender Discrimination is (an) adverse action taken against a complainant because of their protected status.

Adverse Action means an action engaged in by the respondent that has a substantial and material adverse effect on the complainant’s ability to participate in a university program, activity, or employment. Minor or trivial actions or conduct not reasonably likely to do more than anger or upset a complainant does not constitute and adverse action.

Sexual Harassment means unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, offering employment benefits or giving preferential treatment in exchange for sexual favors, or indecent exposure, and any other conduct of a sexual nature where:

  1. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct is explicitly or implicitly used as the basis for any decision affecting a Complainant’s academic status or progress, or access to benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the university; or
  2. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the Complainant is explicitly or implicitly used as the basis for any decision affecting a term or condition of the Complainant’s employment, or an employment decision; or
  3. The conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Complainant, and is in fact considered by the Complainant, as limiting their ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university; or

The conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Complainant, and is in fact considered by the Complainant, as creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Sexual Harassment could include being forced to engage in unwanted sexual contact as a condition of membership in a student organization or in exchange for a raise or promotion; being subjected to video exploitation or a campaign of sexually explicit graffiti; or frequently being exposed to unwanted images of a sexual nature in a work environment, or in a classroom where the images are unrelated to the coursework. Claiming that the conduct was not motivated by sexual desire is not a defense to a complaint of Sexual Harassment. Sexual and/or romantic relationships between members of the campus community may begin as consensual,and may develop into situations that lead to Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence, or Stalking subject to this policy.

Sexual Misconduct

All sexual activity between members of the CSU community must be based on Affirmative Consent. Engaging in any sexual activity without first obtaining Affirmative Consent to the specific activity is Sexual Misconduct, whether or not the conduct violates any civil or criminal law.

  1. Sexual activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • Kissing
    • touching intimate body parts
    • fondling
    • intercourse
    • penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any part or object
    • oral copulation of a sex organ by another person.
  2. Sexual Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following conduct:
    • an attempt, coupled with the ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another because of that person’s Gender or Sex,
    • the intentional touching of another person’s intimate body parts without Affirmative Consent,
    • intentionally causing a person to touch the intimate body parts of another withoutAffirmative Consent,
    • using a person’s own intimate body part to intentionally touch another person’s bodywithout Affirmative Consent,
    • any unwelcome physical sexual acts, such as unwelcome sexual touching,
    • using physical force, violence, threat, or intimidation to engage in sexual activity,
    • ignoring the objections of the other person to engage in sexual activity,
    • causing the other person’s incapacitation through the use of drugs or alcohol to engage in sexual activity,
    • taking advantage of the other person’s incapacitation to engage in sexual activity.
  3. Intimate body part means the sexual organ, anus, groin, buttocks, or breasts of any person.
  4. Sexual activity between a Minor (a person younger than 18 years old) and a person who is at least 18 and two years older than the Minor always constitutes Sexual Misconduct, even if
    there is Affirmative Consent to all sexual activity. The existence of Affirmative Consent and/or the type of sexual activity may be relevant to the determination of an appropriate Sanction.
  5. Persons of all Genders, Gender Identities, Gender Expressions, and Sexual Orientations can be victims of these forms of Sexual Misconduct. Sexual Misconduct can be committed by an individual known to the victim including a person the Complainant may have just met, i.e., at a party, introduced through a friend, or on a social networking website.
  6. Affirmative Consent
Affirmative Consent must be voluntary, and given without coercion, force, threats, or intimidation.
It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure Affirmative
Consent has been obtained from the other participant(s) prior to engaging in the sexual activity.

Affirmative Consent means an agreement to engage in sexual activity that is:

  • Informed
  • Affirmative
  • Conscious
  • Voluntary and
  • Mutual
  • Lack of protest or resistance does not mean there is Affirmative Consent.
  • Silence does not mean there is Affirmative Consent.
  • The existence of a dating or social relationship between those involved, or the fact of past sexual activities between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of Affirmative Consent.
  • A request for someone to use a condom or birth control does not, in and of itself, mean there is Affirmative Consent.
  • Affirmative Consent can be withdrawn or revoked. Consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time, including after sexual activity begins. Once consent is withdrawn or revoked, the sexual activity must stop immediately.
  • Consent to one form of sexual activity (or one sexual act) does not constitute consent to other forms of sexual activity. Consent given to sexual activity on one occasion does not constitute consent on another occasion.
  1. Incapacitation

Affirmative Consent cannot be given by a person who is incapacitated. A person is unable to consent when asleep, unconscious, or incapacitated due to the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication so that the person could not understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual activity. A person is incapacitated if the person lacks the physical and/or mental ability to make informed, rational decisions. A person with a medical or mental disability may also lack the capacity to give consent.

Whether an intoxicated person (as a result of using alcohol or other drugs) is incapacitated depends on the extent to which the alcohol or other drugs impact the person’s decision-making ability, awareness of consequences, and ability to make informed judgments. A person’s own intoxication or incapacitation from drugs or alcohol does not diminish that person’s responsibility to obtain Affirmative Consent before engaging in sexual activity.

Sexual activity with a minor (a person under 18 years old) is not consensual, because a minor is considered incapable of giving consent due to age.
It shall not be a valid excuse that a person affirmatively consented to the sexual activity if the Respondent knew or reasonably should have known that the person was unable to consent to the sexual activity under any of the following circumstances:

  • The person was asleep or unconscious
  • The person was incapacitated due to the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication, so that the person could not understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual activity
  • The person could not understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual activity, or was
  • unable to communicate, due to a mental or physical condition
  1. It shall not be a valid excuse that the Respondent believed that the person consented to the sexual activity under either of the following circumstances:
  • The Respondent’s belief in Affirmative Consent arose from the intoxication or recklessness of the Respondent;
  • The Respondent did not take reasonable steps, in the circumstances known to the Respondent at the time, to ascertain whether the person affirmatively consented.
  1. Dating Violence and Domestic Violence
​​Dating Violence means physical violence or threat of physical violence committed by a person-
  1. who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the Complainant; and
  2. where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
    1. The length of the relationship.
    2. The type of relationship.
    3. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Domestic Violence means physical violence or threat of physical violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the Complainant, by a person with whom the Complainant shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the Complainant as a spouse or intimate partner, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the Complainant.

Physical violence means physical conduct that intentionally or recklessly threatens the health and safety of the recipient of the behavior, including assault.

  1. Stalking

Stalking means engaging in a Course of Conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the safety of self or others’ safety or to suffer Substantial Emotional Distress. For purposes of this definition:

  • Course of Conduct means two or more acts, including but not limited to, acts in which one party directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about the other party, or interferes with the other party’s property.
  • Substantial Emotional Distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may but does not necessarily require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
  1. Prohibited Concensual Relationships

A Prohibited Consensual Relationship is a consensual sexual or romantic relationship between an Employee and any Student or Employee over whom they exercise direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling, or extracurricular authority.

  1. Retaliation

Retaliation means that a substantial motivating reason for an Adverse Action taken against a person was because the person has or is believed to have:

  1. Exercised their rights under this policy,
  2. Reported or opposed conduct which was reasonably and in good faith believed to be in violation of this policy,
  3. Assisted or participated in an investigation/proceeding under this policy, regardless of whether the Complaint was substantiated,
  4. Assisted someone in reporting or opposing a violation of this policy or assisted someone in reporting or opposing Retaliation under this policy.

Adverse Action means an action engaged in by the Respondent that has a substantial and material adverse effect on the Complainant’s ability to participate in a university program, activity, or employment. Minor or trivial actions or conduct not reasonably likely to do more than anger or upset a Complainant does not constitute an Adverse Action. Retaliation may occur whether or not there is a power or authority differential between the individuals involved.

Additional Prohibited Conduct Definitions

  1. Sexual Harassment means conduct on the basis of Sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
    1. An Employee conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the University on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
    2. Unwelcome conduct determined based on the reasonable person standard to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to an Education Program or Activity.
    3. Sexual Assault includes the following:
      1. Rape is the penetration, or attempted penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the Affirmative Consent of the Complainant. Rape also includes the attempted penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the Affirmative Consent of the Complainant, with the present ability and the intent to commit Rape.
      2. Fondling is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the Affirmative Consent of the victim, including instances where the Complainant is incapable of giving Affirmative Consent because of their age or because of their temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
      3. Incest is sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
      4. Statutory Rape is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of 18 years, the California statutory age of consent.

The definition of Affirmative Consent is that under Article VII.A.3 above.

  1. Dating Violence means physical violence or threat of physical violence committed by a person:
    1. who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the Complainant; and
    2. where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
      1. The length of the relationship.
      2. The type of relationship.
      3. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
  2. Domestic Violence means physical violence or threat of physical violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the Complainant, by a person with whom the Complainant shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the Complainant as a spouse or intimate partner, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the Complainant.
  3. Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause
    a reasonable person to:
    1. fear for their safety or the safety of others; or
    2. suffer substantial emotional distress.


See further information in Cal Poly Pomona sexual violence prevention and education statement, Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination (which includes facts and myths about sexual violence), and Victim’s Rights and Options Notice, at

Whom to Contact If You Have Complaints, Questions or Concerns

Title IX requires the university to designate a Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee overall Title IX compliance. The campus Title IX Coordinator is available to provide rights and options and explain the university’s complaint resolution process, including the investigation and hearing process; the availability of reasonable supportive measures (both on and off campus regardless of whether the person chooses to report the conduct); the right to file a criminal complaint (for example, in cases of sexual misconduct); how confidentiality is handled; and other related matters. If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call the police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.

Campus Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators:
University Police
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Building 109Pomona, CA 91768
  • (909) 869-3070 (Non-emergency)
  • (909) 869-3399 (Anonymous Tip Line)


Title IX requires the university to adopt and publish complaint procedures that provide for prompt and equitable resolution of gender discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as provide training, education and preventive measures related to sex discrimination. CSU Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Made Against a Student (or any successor) is the systemwide procedure for all complaints of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against, other CSU students. Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation (or any successor of discrimination, harassment or retaliation made against the CSU, a CSU employee or a third party.

Duty to Report. Except as provided below under confidentiality and sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, any university employee who knows or has reason to know of allegations or acts that violate university policy shall promptly inform the Title IX Coordinator. These employees are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested that their name remain confidential. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether confidentiality is appropriate given the circumstances of each such incident. (See confidential reporting options outlined below.)

Regardless of whether an alleged victim of gender discrimination ultimately files a complaint, if the campus knows or has reason to know about possible sexual discrimination, harassment or misconduct, it must review the matter to determine if an investigation is warranted. The campus must then take appropriate steps to eliminate any gender discrimination/harassment/misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

(800) 421-3481 (main office) or (415) 486-5555 (California office), or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (main office) or (California office)

If you wish to fill out a complaint form online with the OCR, you may do so using the OCR Electronic Complaint Form.

Safety of the Campus Community is Primary 

The university’s primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. The use of alcohol or drugs never makes the victim at fault for gender discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct; therefore, victims should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual misconduct out of a concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol or other university policies. Except in extreme circumstances, victims of sexual misconduct shall not be subject to discipline for related violations of the Student Conduct Code.

Information Regarding Campus, Criminal and Civil Consequences of Committing Acts of Sexual Violence 

Individuals alleged to have committed sexual misconduct may face criminal prosecution by law enforcement and may incur penalties as a result of civil litigation. In addition, students may face discipline at the university, up to and including suspension or expulsion and withholding of their degrees. Employees may face sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment, pursuant to established CSU policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining unit agreements.

Students who are found responsible by the university with gender discrimination, harassment or violence will be subject to discipline, pursuant to Interim Procedures for Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Made Against a Students and the California State University and Student Conduct Procedures (see Executive Order 1098) and will be subject to appropriate sanctions. In addition, during any investigation, the university may implement interim measures in order to maintain a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment. Such measures may include: immediate interim suspension from the university; a required move from university-owned or affiliated housing; adjustments to course schedule; and/or prohibition from contact with parties involved in the alleged incident.

Confidentiality and Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

The university encourages victims of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking to talk to someone about what happened - so they can get the support they need, and so the university can respond appropriately.

Privileged and Confidential Communications

Physicians, Psychotherapists, Professional Licensed Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Clergy - Physicians, psychotherapists, professional, licensed counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and clergy who work or volunteer on or off campus, acting solely in those roles or capacities as part of their employment, and who provide medical or mental health treatment or counseling (and those who act under their supervision, including all individuals who work or volunteer in their centers and offices) may not report any information about an incident of sexual misconduct to anyone else at the university, including the Title IX Coordinator, without the victim’s consent. A victim can seek assistance and support from physicians, psychotherapists, professional, licensed counselors, licensed clinical social workers and clergy without triggering a university investigation that could reveal the victim’s identity or the fact of the victim’s disclosure. However, see limited exceptions below regarding when health care practitioners must report to local law enforcement agencies. Health care practitioners should explain these limited exceptions to victims, if applicable.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselors and Advocates - Sexual assault and domestic violence counselors and advocates who work or volunteer on or off campus in sexual assault centers, victim advocacy offices, women’s centers and health centers (including those who act in that role under their supervision, along with non-professional counselors or advocates who work or volunteer in sexual assault centers, victim advocacy offices, women’s centers, gender equity centers, or health centers), may talk to a victim without revealing any information about the victim and the incident of sexual misconduct to anyone else at the university, including the Title IX Coordinator, without the victim’s consent. A victim can seek assistance and support from these counselors and advocates without triggering a university investigation that could reveal their identity or that a victim disclosed an incident to them. However, see limited exceptions below regarding when sexual assault and domestic violence counselors and advocates must report to local law enforcement agencies. Counselors and advocates should explain these limited exceptions to victims, if applicable.

The university will be unable to conduct an investigation into a particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against a perpetrator if a victim chooses to (1) speak only to a physician, professional licensed counselor, licensed clinical social worker, clergy member, sexual assault counselor, domestic violence counselor or advocate; and (2) maintain complete confidentiality. Even so, these individuals will assist victims in receiving other necessary protection and support, such as victim advocacy, disability services, medical/health or mental health services, or legal services, and will advise victims regarding their right to file a Title IX complaint with the university and a separate complaint with local or university police. If a victim insists on confidentiality, such professionals, counselors and advocates will likely not be able to assist the victim with: university academic support or accommodations; changes to university-based living or working schedules; or adjustments to course schedules. A victim who at first requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the university or report the incident to the police, and thus have the incident fully investigated. These counselors and advocates can provide victims with that assistance if requested by the victim. These counselors and advocates will also explain that Title IX includes protections against retaliation, and that the university will not only take steps to prevent retaliation when it knows or reasonably should know of possible retaliation, but will also take strong responsive action if it retaliation occurs.

EXCEPTIONS:  Under California law, any health practitioner employed in a health facility, clinic, physician’s office, or local or state public health department or clinic is required to make a report to local law enforcement if they provide medical services for a physical condition to a patient/victim who they know or reasonably suspects is suffering from (1) a wound or physical injury inflicted by a firearm; or (2) any wound or other physical injury inflicted upon a victim where the injury is the result of assaultive or abusive conduct (including sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and dating violence). This exception does not apply to sexual assault and domestic violence counselors and advocates. Health care practitioners should explain this limited exception to victims, if applicable.

Additionally, under California law, all professionals described above (physicians, psychotherapists, professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, clergy, and sexual assault and domestic violence counselors and advocates) are mandatory child abuse and neglect reporters, and are required to report incidents involving victims under 18 years of age to local law enforcement. These professionals will explain this limited exception to victims, if applicable.

Finally, some or all of these professionals may also have reporting obligations under California law to: (1) local law enforcement in cases involving threats of immediate or imminent harm to self or others where disclosure of the information is necessary to prevent the threatened danger; or (2) to the court if compelled by court order or subpoena in a criminal proceeding related to the sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, or stalking incident. If applicable, these professionals will explain this limited exception to victims.

Reporting to University or Local Police

If a victim reports to local or university police about sexual misconduct crimes, the police are required to notify victims that their names will become a matter of public record unless confidentiality is requested. If a victim requests that their identity be kept confidential, their name will not become a matter of public record. However, even if the victim requests confidentiality of identity, the University Police should specifically ask the victim if the victim’s name can be provided to the Title IX Office so that the Title IX Coordinator can contact the victim to discuss supportive measures that can be offered. If a victim gives consent to law enforcement to provide their name to the Title IX Coordinator, their name will not become a matter of public record. Even if a victim does not give the police permission to provide their name to the Title IX Coordinator, University police will report the facts of the incident itself to the Title IX Coordinator being sure not to reveal to the Title IX Coordinator victim names/identities or compromise their own criminal investigation. The university is required by the federal Clery Act to report certain types of crimes (including certain sex offenses) in statistical reports. However, while the university will report the type of incident in the annual crime statistics report known as the Annual Security Report, victim names/identities will not be revealed.

Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator and Other University Employees

Most university employees have a duty to report incidents of sexual misconduct when they are on notice of it. When a victim tells the Title IX Coordinator or another university employee about an incident of sexual misconduct, the victim has the right to expect the university to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and to resolve the matter promptly and equitably. In all cases, the university strongly encourages victims to report incidents of sexual misconduct directly to the campus Title IX Coordinator. As detailed above, in the “Privileged and Confidential Communications” section of this policy, all university employees except physicians, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, sexual assault counselors and advocates, must report to the Title IX Coordinator all relevant details about any incidents of sexual misconduct of which they become aware. The university will need to determine what happened - and will need to know the names of the victim(s) and the perpetrator(s), any witnesses, and any other relevant facts, including the date, time and specific location of the incident. To the extent possible, information reported to the Title IX Coordinator or other university employees will be shared only with individuals responsible for handling the university’s response to the incident. The university will protect the privacy of individuals involved in a sexual misconduct violence incident except as otherwise required by law or university policy. A report of sexual misconduct may result in the gathering of extremely sensitive information about individuals in the campus community. While such information is considered confidential, university policy regarding access to public records and disclosure of personal information may require disclosure of certain information concerning a report of sexual misconduct. In such cases, efforts will be made to redact the records, as appropriate, in order to protect the victim’s identity and privacy and the privacy of other involved individuals. Except as detailed in the section on “Privileged and Confidential Communications” above, no university employee, including the Title IX Coordinator, should disclose the victim’s identity to the police without the victim’s consent or unless the victim has also reported the incident to the police.

If a victim requests of the Title IX Coordinator or another university employee that their identity remain completely confidential, the Title IX Coordinator will explain that the university cannot always honor that request or guarantee complete confidentiality. If a victim wishes to remain confidential or request that no investigation be conducted or disciplinary action taken, the university must weigh that request against the university’s obligation to provide a safe, non discriminatory environment for all students, employees, and third parties, including the victim. Under those circumstances, the Title IX Coordinator will determinewhether the victim’s request for complete confidentiality and/or no investigation can be honored under the facts and circumstances of the particular case, including whether the university has a legal obligation to report the incident, conduct an investigation or take other appropriate steps. Without information about a victim’s identity, the university’s ability to meaningfully investigate the incident and pursue disciplinary action against the perpetrator may be severely limited. See Executive Order 1095 (or any successor executive order) for further details around confidential reporting, and other related matters.

Additional Resources

Cal Poly Pomona sexual misconduct violence prevention and education statement, which includes facts and myths about sexual misconduct violence, and EO 1097 (

U.S. Department of Education, regional office:
Office for Civil Rights
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 486-5555
TDD (877) 521-2172

U.S. Department of Education, national office:
Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481
TDD (800) 877-8339

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
1215 K. Street, Suite 1850
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-2520
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Website

Sexual Assault Crisis Support

Sexual assaults must be reported to the University Police at 9-1-1/ (909) 869-3070. Sexual assaults may also be reported to any of the following offices. The university is committed to providing survivors with support, options, and resources.

On Campus:  
Confidential Resources  
Survivor Advocacy Services                      (909) 869-3102
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)        (909) 869-3220
Non-Confidential Resources  
Womxn’s Resource Center. (909) 869-3112
Student Health and Wellness Services (909) 869-4000
University Housing Services (909) 869-3307
University Village (909) 869-4242
Student Conduct and Integrity (909) 869-3462
Office of Equity and Complience (909) 869-4646

Alternatively, one may anonymously report a crime to the above listed campus authorities. Each respective unit or person contacted will be responsible for reports, as may be required by law, to be filed for their respective unit, e.g. violations under the Child Abuse Reporting Law, Jeanne Clery Act or Megan’s law or Title IX.

Support Services

Sexual assault violations may result in physical harm, psychological harm, or both. Even if the victim decides not to report the incident to authorities, it is urged that the victim seek medical and counseling assistance for potential emotional trauma and the possibility of sexually transmitted infections.

  • The Student Health and Wellness Services please visit the webpage at:
  • Counseling Services provides crisis counseling as well as ongoing assistance to students who have experienced sexual assault; Bldg. 66, Room 116 (909) 869-3220.
  • Student Health Center offers routine medical examinations, including pregnancy tests and tests for sexually transmitted infections; Bldg. 46 (909) 869-4000.
    Note on confidentiality: Medical staff are mandated reporters of sexual assault and it is required by law that they contact law enforcement if a patient discloses that they are a victim of assault.
  • Survivor Advocacy Services provides support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, resource materials, and referrals to community services for women and men who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence or stalking; Bldg. 66 (909) 869-3102.

Additionally, referrals are available through the following non-university agencies:

  • Project SISTER Family Services provides 24-hour/7-day confidential counseling, referrals, court and hospital accompaniment for survivors of sexual abuse. Call (909) 626-HELP,
  • Community Service Program. Sexual Assault Hotline. 24 hours assistance (714) 957-2737,
  • East LA Rape and Battering Hotline (800) 585-6231,
  • Rape Crisis Hotlines - Orange County (714) 957-2737
  • The Rape Treatment Center - Santa Monica Hospital, (310) 319-4503
  • Safe At Home Confidential Address Program (877) 322-5227,

Student Health and Wellness Services maintains lists of referrals within the community that deal with issues of rape and sexual assault crisis, including legal, medical, and therapeutic support services. The phone number for Counseling Services is (909) 869-3220. Please visit the webpage at:

If You Are Assaulted

It is extremely important for you to seek help immediately by doing the following:

  • Get to a safe place and call police or 9-1-1. They will take you to the hospital and make a report if desired.
  • Know that you are not at fault. You did not cause the abuse to occur and you are not responsible for someone else’s violent behavior.
  • Call the Womxn’s Resource Center to get support from an advocate and talk about your options and resources at (909) 869-3112.
  • Report the incident to the University Police at (909) 869-3070.
  • Preserve any evidence from the assault (i.e. do not douche, bathe, change clothing, or remove anything from the location of the assault, text messages).
  • Call or ask someone to call an advocate from Project SISTER Family Services at (909) 626-HELP for immediate confidential information and support.

A survivor may request a change in academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault, if the changes are reasonably available. For more information please contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance at (909) 869-4646.

Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights

Under federal law, sexual assault survivors are afforded certain basic rights. The University will notify survivors of sexual assault of their option to report their assault to the proper law enforcement authority and of the following rights:

  • The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding and any sanction that is imposed against the accused.
  • Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
  • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations if the changes are reasonably available.


Pursuant to the Clery Act, statistics are maintained for sexual assault, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, and other required crime categories. All employees with significant responsibility for student services are required to report incidents of sexual assault and crimes listed under the Clery Act. If the survivor does not wish to report to University Police, an anonymous and confidential data collection form is available at the University Police Department, the Womxn’s Resource Center, Student Health and Wellness Services, CAPS, University Housing Services, the Village, and Student Conduct and Integrity.

Student Disciplinary Action

To initiate disciplinary action against a student, report the incident to the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity. If the sexual assault survivor so requests, a same gender investigator will be provided whenever possible.

The University’s student disciplinary process is governed by Executive Order 1098. Cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation by students are governed by Executive Order 1097. Disciplinary outcomes will be determined by examining a totality of the circumstances. Students charged with sexual assault are entitled to a disciplinary proceedings based on the principle of due process.

The complainant and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have an advisor present during campus disciplinary proceedings. Both shall be informed of the final determination of the proceedings and any sanction that is imposed against the accused.

Sanctions: Rape and sexual assault are criminal violations of California sexual assault laws and violations of the Student Conduct Code. Anyone charged with a sexual assault violation which is campus-related may be subject to a criminal charge filed against the individual, and/or an administrative proceeding initiated by the University. Proceedings may occur concurrently.

In accordance with CSU system wide and Cal Poly Pomona policies, discipline as appropriate will be issued to students, staff and faculty as a consequence of violating state or federal laws or CSU system wide and University policies.

Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Research involving either human subjects or vertebrate animals must be administered in a manner consistent with requirements of the University Policies and Procedures and applicable federal regulations. The Office of Research within the Division of Academic Affairs is charged with ensuring compliance and ethical review. The Compliance Associate can be reached at (909) 869-4215 for more information pertaining to the requirements for training and completion of protocol applications to conduct such research.

Protection of Human Subjects Policy

University Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Human Subjects in research have been developed to comply with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects and are specified in the University’s Federal-wide Assurance filed with the US Office of Human Research Protections. The University Committee having oversight of the use of human subjects in research is the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which has the responsibility to determine risk with regard to human subject research and to approve or not approve such research conducted at the University or under the sponsorship of the University or the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. This approval must be obtained prior to the initiation of the research. Information and copies of the Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Human Subjects are available in the Research Office and at

Concern for Animal Welfare

The University is committed to the proper care and use of vertebrate animals used in research and instruction on campus. The University Committee having oversight is the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC), which has the responsibility to evaluate proposed uses of vertebrate animals and to approve or not approve such uses at the University or under the sponsorship of the University or the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. Cal Poly Pomona retains an Assurance Statement with the Public Health Service of the National Institutes of Health. Any instances of improper treatment of vertebrate animals in teaching or research should be reported to the Office of Research. Information about policies and procedures concerning uses of vertebrate animals is available in the Research Office and at

Computer Software Copyright and License Agreement Policy

In order to protect the copyrights of the vendors, proprietary software acquired by the various communities within the University should be used only as described under the specific license agreement negotiated with the particular vendor.

Each individual responsible for the acquisition, rental or lease of desk top computers, capable of executing software programs, will establish procedures to ensure that:

  1. Software or firmware acquired for use with the computer under their control is not used in violation of any copyrights protection or in violation of any license agreement.
  2. Software or firmware acquired for a specific computer is not used on an alternate computer in violation of any copyrights or license agreement.

Appropriate Use of Information Technology Policy

In support of its mission of teaching, research, disseminating and extending knowledge, fostering free and open exchange of ideas and dialogue, and public service, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona provides broad access to computing, communications, and worldwide information resources for all members of the university community within institutional priorities and financial capabilities.

The Cal Poly Pomona Appropriate Use of Information Technology interim policy can be found on line at

University Copyright Policy

In 1991 the Academic Senate recommended and the President approved a University Copyright Policy. The Policy is included in the University Manual and in the Handbook on External Funding. For more information call the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (909) 869-2954, or the Office of Graduate Studies at (909) 869-3331.

Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Anyone who is found to be liable for copyright infringement may be liable for either the owner’s actual damages along with any profits of the infringer or statutory damages of up to $30,000 per work infringed. In the case of a willful infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. (See 17 U.S.C. §504.) Courts also have discretion to award costs and attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party. (See 17 U.S.C. §505.) Under certain circumstances, willful copyright infringement may also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment and fines. (See 17 U.S.C. §506 and 18 U.S.C. §2319.)

Conflict of Interest

Each individual member of the university community is responsible for acting in an ethical and professional manner. This responsibility includes avoiding conflict of interest, conducting research and instruction in an ethical manner, and protecting the rights of all individuals. All members of the community, including members of the faculty, administration, student body, and staff, should conduct themselves with the greatest professional objectivity.

Smoking Policy

In recognition of the health hazards that exist from side stream or secondhand smoke and in accordance with California State Code, Cal Poly Pomona has adopted a policy promoting a smoke-free environment. This policy prohibits all methods of smoking including but not limited to e-cigarettes and vaping.

Policy Administration and Enforcement

Deans, directors, and department heads are responsible for the administration of this policy. The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and the Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services are available to assist in policy interpretation and to ensure consistent application.

Violations of this policy by employees will be handled through progressive discipline. Student violators will be subject to CSU student disciplinary procedures established pursuant to Section 41301, Title 5, of the California Code of Regulations.

The policy prohibiting smoking is available online at

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Cal Poly Pomona seeks to create and nurture a campus community where healthy lifestyle choices are fostered and promoted. The University accepts responsibility for maintaining and advancing a safe and productive educational and work environment free from both the illegal and the harmful use of alcohol and drugs. The University prohibits the illegal use of alcohol or other drugs, takes positive steps to reduce the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and will not promote or condone their misuse.

The complete and official Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy can be found online at:

Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Council, or by contacting the Student Health and Wellness Services, Building 46, (909) 869-5272.

To download the policy, you can go to:
This policy is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which requires the University to adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful use and/or abuse of drugs or alcohol by faculty, staff and students and to set forth standards to provide a safe, healthy, and productive community setting for work and study.
The purpose of this policy is to describe University standards of conduct concerning alcohol and drugs, communicate the health risks and other legal and disciplinary consequences of failing to adhere to University standards of conduct, and provide information as to available assistance and resources.

Standards of Conduct

The unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illicit drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, tobacco or alcohol, and the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs or alcohol by any faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employee, student, registered campus organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization is strictly prohibited in the workplace, on University premises, at University activities, or on University business, on campus or off.

California’s Compassionate Use Act conflicts with federal laws governing controlled substances. The California State University, including Cal Poly Pomona, receives federal funding in the form of student financial aid and grants that would be in jeopardy if those federal laws did not take precedence in our policies. Thus, the manufacture, possession, or use of marijuana on campus, or off campus while on University business or participating in University sponsored function violates the CSU Student Conduct Code. The California Compassionate Use Act does not apply at the California State University or Cal Poly Pomona.

Affected and Responsible Entities 
Any faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employee, student, registered campus organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization must comply with this policy. The University’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Advisory Council is responsible for the distribution of this policy and for working with appropriate educational, intervention and enforcement entities throughout the campus community.

Consequences of Non-Compliance
Any faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employee, student, registered campus organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization found to be in violation of federal, state and/or local law, or who violates the University’s standards of conduct may be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the following and/or referred to the appropriate authorities for legal prosecution.

See AOD Policy Appendix C for a summary of federal and state laws governing alcoholic beverages and controlled substances.

Disciplinary Sanctions
Faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employees, and student employees found to be in violation of the University’s standards of conduct may be subject to corrective action including required participation in an approved counseling or treatment program and/or termination. See detailed Human Resources information in AOD Policy Appendix E.

Individual students found to be in violation of the University’s standards of conduct may be subject to disciplinary sanctions including warning, disciplinary probation, loss of privileges and exclusion from activities and/or from areas of the campus, referral to a required alcohol or other drug education program, interim suspension, suspension, or expulsion. See Student Conduct and Integrity website (formerly Judicial Affairs) ( for Student Disciplinary Procedures.

Registered student clubs or organizations found to be in violation of the University’s standards of conduct may be restricted from use of campus services and/or resources to support their organizational activities, and may be placed on probation or suspension through the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers. Visitors or visiting organizations found to be in violation of the University’s standards of conduct may be excluded from participation in campus events and/or further use of the campus. This may also include referral to the appropriate authorities for legal prosecution.

Campus entities, including University departments and colleges, as well as recognized auxiliary organizations, found in violation of this policy may be referred to the appropriate University administrators.

Education and Enforcement
Enforcement of the AOD Policy is the responsibility of the President of the University, or designee. Violations will be directed to the appropriate vice president in conjunction with the respective auxiliary or state human resources department for resolution. When appropriate, the University, in consultation with the ATODAC, will seek to provide educational opportunities and feedback to those in violation of this policy. Members of the campus community may forward concerns to the designated vice president.

“Safety First”
The goal of “Safety First” is to ensure that students receive prompt medical attention for any health or safety emergency, and to ensure there are no impediments to reporting incidents of alcohol or other drug intoxication, harassment, violence or assault (including physical or sexual). A “Safety First” policy benefits our campus by encouraging students to make responsible decisions in seeking medical attention in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse and in any situation where medical treatment is reasonably believed to be appropriate. If a student is so intoxicated or drugged that the student is incoherent and/or unable to be awakened, letting the student “sleep it off” is not a reasonable alternative to getting the student the necessary medical help. Failing to seek assistance for a fellow student who appears to be dangerously impaired due to drug or alcohol abuse may result in sanctions.

Health Risks and Other Consequences
Cal Poly Pomona is committed to educating the campus community regarding the health risks and other consequences associated with alcohol and/or drug use and abuse, and promoting responsible and safe drinking behaviors for those who engage in the lawful consumption of alcohol.

The use of illicit drugs or tobacco, and the illegal use or abuse of alcohol have all been shown to cause serious health consequences, including damage to the heart, lungs, and other organs. Alcohol-related accidents are a major cause of death among persons under age 25 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic safety facts: Crash stats. Alcohol-Impaired Driving. July 2021. DOT HS 813 120. Available from: The most significant long-term health risk, besides death, is addiction. In addition to direct physical consequences, the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has been associated with impaired learning and increased risks of violence, physical injuries, accidents, acquaintance rape, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.

For more detailed information on Health Risks see AOD Policy Appendix F.

The University recognizes alcohol and other drug dependency as treatable conditions and offers educational and counseling assistance and/or referrals to employees and students to aid them in dealing with problems associated with substance abuse.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to be proactive in their response to perceived alcohol abuse or drug dependency by initiating discussions with individuals whose behavior is not in accordance with the Cal Poly Pomona Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. In situations where a member of the campus community is uncomfortable approaching an individual perceived to have a problem with alcohol/drug abuse, Human Resources, Judicial Affairs, the University Ombuds Office or University Police are appropriate resources for assistance.

For students, Student Health and Counseling Services is the campus resource for treatment of alcohol/drug related problems, as well as for advice in assisting students with related issues.

For faculty and staff, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a campus resource that can provide appropriate referrals for assistance with drug or alcohol related problems. Benefits-eligible employees may have coverage in their medical benefits packages for counseling and the treatment of alcohol/drug related problems. The Human Resources EAP website (see below) contains referrals to resources.

Auxiliary employees and volunteers should contact the Human Resources representative in their respective auxiliary.

Student Health and Wellness Services Building 46
(909) 869-4000 

Counseling & Psychological Services Building 66, Room 116 (Bookstore Building)
(909) 869-3220

Employee Assistance Program (CPPLifeMatters by Empathia)
Hotline (800) 367-7474

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to adopt and implement a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP). The institution’s DAAPP must be designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse on campus and at institutionally-recognized events and activities. The purpose of DFSCA is to ensure that current students, employees and other interested members of the public are provided with important information regarding the educational, disciplinary, health and legal consequences of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse.

In compliance with DFSCA, Cal Poly Pomona has a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) which includes prevention initiatives, programs and services that focus on policy, enforcement and environmental management, education, intervention, prevention, research and assessment.

Cal Poly Pomona’s DAAPP can be found on line at: