Campus Profile: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a public university in San Luis Obispo, California. Around 21,447 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.
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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (‘Cal Poly’) is a public university. Around 21,447 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.
Official Political Student Organizations:
Students for Life
Gender Equity Center
LGBTQ Campus Life
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Student Diversity and Belonging
The Men & Masculinities Program
Womxn in Mechanical Engineering
Young Democratic Socialists of America at Cal Poly
Jeffrey D. Armstrong, President
Cal Poly Foundation Board
William H. Swanson
Charles L. Harrington
John A. Ronca Jr.
Michael J. Applegate
Philip S. Bailey Jr.
Stephen J. Barnard
Paul R. Bonderson Jr.
Lloyd H. Dean
Richard C. Jacobsen Jr.
Laura M. Pickering
John F. Salmonson
Kenric B. Stone
Robert C. Taylor Jr.
Stan Van Vleck
Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa
Robert E. Wacker
OpenSecrets Data on California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Employee Political Donations:
In the 2020 election cycle, 87.2% of Cal Poly employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 4.1% of donations went to Republican candidates, according to data from Open Secrets.
Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression Rating:
Cal Poly has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “at least one university ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional
Cal Poly is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and employees.
Campus Reform stories about California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo:
California Polytechnic University is planning to increase student fees by thousands of dollars, for the purpose of redistributing the money to chosen students in the form of financial aid.
Leftist vandalism struck early this semester as two pro-life memorials were disrupted at two California colleges. [A] video surfaced that apparently recorded pro-choice activists stomping on pink crosses planted in a pro-life demonstration at California Polytechnic State University.