College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Other Student Organizations

The Department of Political Science is associated with a number of different campus clubs and organizations. Students also have the opportunity of registering their own organizations with The Office of Student Life.

Prison Education Project & Reintegration Academy

The Prison Education Project attempts to enhance education opportunities and services for inmates in California prisons. The model is to use the resources of the community colleges and universities that are in the backyards of these prisons to create a collaborative model. Student volunteers expose inmates to substantive content that allows the inmates to transform their lives. Each volunteer commits to one 90-minute session per week for seven weeks. Volunteers visit correctional facilities and give Academic Orientation presentations, Career Development workshops, or tutor inmates to help them prepare to pass the General Education Development test. To learn more, visit the Prison Education Project or contact Dr. Renford Reese ( 

Model Organization of American States (OAS)

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a hemispheric institution that was established in 1948 to prevent conflict and promote democracy, peace and security in the Americas. The OAS includes 35 member nations from North and South America. Cal Poly Pomona students travel to Washington, D.C. every March to participate in the Model OAS General Assembly. Universities from member nations gather for the national simulation at the OAS Headquarters. The universities play the part of different member nations, introducing resolutions addressing different political, economic and social issues in the Western Hemisphere, much like the more well-known Model UN does with global issues. To learn more, visit the Model OAS website or contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Pablo Arreola ( 

College Democrats & Voices of Conservative Youth

Cal Poly Pomona has had student organizations that report back to the national political parties. The College Democrats and Voices of Conservative Youth intend to keep the student body active and informed on political issues. To participate, students need to register each year with The Office of Student Life (see below) and the organization needs to establish a working executive board with at least three members. For more information, contact Faculty Advisor Dr. Mario Guerrero ( 

Lobby Corps

ASI Lobby Corps is committed to help Cal Poly Pomona students become engaged in their civic responsibilities and contribute to the betterment of society. ASI Lobby Corps is also committed to advocating for the current and future CPP students to preserve the promise of California’s Master Plan of Higher Education, whereby quality, affordable and accessible higher education is provided for all Californians. Lobby Corps regularly sponsors trips to Sacramento to act as student lobbyists for our students in the state legislature. To learn more visit the website and contact the ASI Secretary of External Affairs to participate. 

Registering Your Own Organization

Students are encouraged to establish and charter their own campus organizations. Campus organizations must be registered with the Office of Student Life. The deadline to register a club for each academic year is typically in November. Student leaders must attend a variety of information sessions, workshops and submit the relevant paperwork. To learn more about the process, visit the Office of Student Life