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Virtual Open Office Hours

Join the College of Liberal Arts for virtual Open Office Hours! Learn more about life at Cal Poly and talk to faculty from our different departments.

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CLA Speaker Series: Black Lives Matter

The College of Liberal Arts presents the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, which aims to highlight scholarly and creative work on issues of racial justice.

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ACE Program

The Access, Community and Equity (ACE) Program helps remove barriers and improve access for first-generation or low-income students specifically so they can participate in high-impact Learn by Doing experiences.

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COVID-19 information

COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus updates and resources

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Black Lives Matter

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

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Diversity Action Plan

Diversity Action Plan

Both data-driven, and vetted by members of our diversity community, this action plan will guide the CLA as we work toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive college.

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Spring 2020 CLA news

CLA News

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

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Impact Magazine

Impact Magazine 2020 celebrates the role of Learn by Doing in the CLA.

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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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