In 1993, students of color, who were then severely underrepresented at the University marched to the President’s Office Dr. Bob H. Suzuki, to demand the creation of welcoming spaces where students could rejoice in their heritage while persisting through their academic journey.
Today the Cultural Centers help strengthen the Cal Poly Pomona Community. We are dedicated to teaching for social justice, creating dialogue among students and allied faculty and staff, and most importantly empowering students so they succeed in all their life’s endeavors.
African American Student Center (AASC) is committed to assisting African/African American/black college students in successfully completing their degree programs. It provides retention and outreach programs and services that stimulate growth and development. The AASC is dedicated to preparing students for leadership and promotes academic excellence.
Asian Pacific Islander Student Center (APISC) is dedicated to the promotion, education, and celebration of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE) is committed to increasing the outreach, recruitment, retention, graduation and cultural pride of Chicanxs/Latinxs at Cal Poly Pomona.
Native American Student Center (NASC) supports the academic achievement and personal success of Native American students while promoting traditional culture at Cal Poly Pomona.
Pride provides education, advocacy, support and a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning (LGBTIQQ) and ally community at Cal Poly Pomona. The Pride Center serves the campus community through promoting empowerment and social justice on topics of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Womxn’s Resource Center (WRC) promotes gender equity through empowerment and consciousness raising and strives to establish a brave space which encourages awareness and discussion of womxn's issues.