Over the past 10 years the minority student population has stayed roughly the same at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Despite initiatives, plans and efforts put in place to recruit more students of color and improve the campus climate, many students are still leaving or not coming to Cal Poly because of the demographics. Cal Poly remains the whitest institution in the California State University system as well as one of the worst ranked higher institutions for Latinx and Black students.
Cal Poly administration plans on changing that and has made diversity and inclusion a top priority. Here are lived testimonials by the students and faculty at the university.