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Black Lives Matter

We support and stand in solidarity with our Black students, staff and faculty.

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COVID-19 Updates

Updates and resources about COVID-19 and virtual learning

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Spring 2020

CLA News

Read about the latest news and endeavors of CLA students, alumni and faculty.

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Your Impact Magazine 2019

Your Impact Magazine

Your Impact Magazine 2019 celebrates the role of giving in Learn by Doing in the CLA.

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The Power of Doing Campaign

The Power of Doing

Cal Poly was founded on the philosophy and the practice of Learn by Doing. More than ever, it is essential to the impact our students and alumni have had and will have on the world.

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Expressive Technology Studios

Learn about the Expressive Technology Studios (ETS), an exciting new space on campus for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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CLA Departments and Majors

Find out more about our diverse departments and majors.

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Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is among the most diverse and selective in the California State University system, housing 17 departments in the humanities, social sciences, communications and performing arts. The college is a leader in Cal Poly’s mission to offer a truly comprehensive polytechnic education, providing nearly one-third of the university’s instruction.

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Find out how you can make an impact on the College of Liberal Arts today!

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