Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers

Fall Events

October Events

Identifying Your Role as a Change Agent

Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Participants will reflect on their identity as social change agents and discuss ways that students involved in volunteer service, social activism, community organizing, and civic advocacy can magnify their voice and impact.  Leadership Development, Community Engagement 

Voyage Across Pasifika: The Art of Storytelling (Series) Thriving Authentically: Queer, Culture, and Identity 

Friday, October 2 at 6:00-7:30 PM Art, song, and dance have is woven in our history of resistance. This workshop will go through a history of dance in Pacific Islander communities and how queerness has always existed in our story. Attendees will learn some elements of Polynesian dance. APISC 

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, October 5 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS 

So you think you can lead? 

Monday, October 5 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Learn what your leadership style is by going through the True Colors leadership assessment. Leadership Development

AASC Wellness House 

Wednesday, October 7 at 12pm – 1pm This event will serve as a mental health check in with a licensed therapist. AASC & CAPS - Health and Wellness 

Succeeding at Interviewing & Managing Anxiety: Navigating the Interview Process     

Wednesday, October 7 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Come learn ways to manage anxiety while interviewing for positions and get tips on how to have a successful interview. Leadership Development, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career Center, Career Center 

Side Hustle Entrepreneurship Series: It Takes a Village: Building Momentum in Marketing 

Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30-8:00 PM Your community is your network! How do you grow your network? How do you get started with charging and finding clients and graduate from doing things for free? How do you determine inclusive pricing and working within your means and find free resources as a student? Led by CPP alumna Xiaopan Xue ‘15. APISC, AASC, WRC, CECCHE, BDRC 

Dialogue Thursdays

Thursday, October 8 at 12:00pm-1:00pm Faculty-led dialogues in the AASC. AASC

Grrls Night: Body Positivity with Dr. Bailey 

Thursday, October 8 at 5:00-7:00 PM WRC, Dr. Andrea Bailey 

Mindfulness Mondays 

Monday, October 12 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS 

Indigenous Peoples’ Day   

Monday, October 12 Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Los Angeles County and within the CSU system by connecting with American Indian Community Council members! NASC, EWS 

Self-Care Happy Hour with SAS 

Tuesday, October 13 at 12:00pm-2:00pm You’re important! Give yourself some TLC with the WRC every other Tuesday. Rhonda Dixon, our Survivor Advocate, will be discussing how to set boundaries and engage in healthy communication, especially within intimate relationshipsCome learn and join the conversation! WRC

What Type of LEADer Style Are You?  

Tuesday, October 13 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Discover what leadership style you are and how to utilize it better. You will also learn about other leadership styles that can be applied to the people around you. Leadership Development

Let’s Talk About...Sex & Sexuality (Gender Series) 

Wednesday, October 14 at 1:30pm-2:30pm This is the second part of a series of discussion groups for students to engage in critical discourse on the socialization of sex norms, sexual identities, and sex dynamics (and expectations) in society. Pride Center, African American Student Center, Womxn’s Resource Center 

Wellness Wednesdays Series: Bounce Back 

Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join the Chávez Center as we cultivate a community for wellness and self-care! Everyone has experienced stress and challenging life circumstances. This workshop will help you understand how exposure to chronic stress impacts the brain, learning, and overall health. You will be offered practical strategies to cope with stressful situations and increase emotional regulation. This workshop will identify six areas of self-care you can nurture to bounce back. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS  

 

Side Hustle Entrepreneurship Series: Using Your Side Hustle to Give Back 

Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30-8:00 PM How can you utilize your side hustle to give back to the community? What are questions you should ask yourself to make ethical decisions when creating and donating goods or services? Led by CPP alumna Xiaopan Xue ‘15.  APISC, AASC, WRC, CECCHE, BDRC 

 

 

Safezone Training 

Thursday, October 15 at 9:00am-12:00pm This is a workshop for student leaders on campus through the Bronco LEAD program to learn more about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This does provide context for addressing behavior, what is appropriate to inquire, and how to support coworkers. Pride Center, Bronco LEAD 

Am I My Sister’s Keeper: A Call to Action to Black Men 

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at 2pm – 4pm This event will explore the role of men in our communities as it relates to our women (friends, relatives and partners). There will be possible guests. AASC 

Mindfulness Mondays 

Monday, October 19 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS 

Café con CECCHE – Anti-Blackness in the Latine Community Workshop by Radio Caña Negra  

Tuesday, October 20 at 4pm – 6pm This Café con CECCHE is designed for non-Black Latinx & Chicanxfolxs. This space will introduce conversation topics and ask participants to reflect on their responsibility to create a more inclusive & just community in their homes & neighborhoods, CECCHE, and Cal Poly Pomona. In this discussion we will cover anti-Blackness, colorism, addressing colonial mentality and personal responsibilityCECCHE  

Womxn’s Workshop Wednesday: Agriculture & Science 

Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00-1:00 PM Join the Womxn’s Resource Center and the Career Center in welcoming successful Womxn alumni from each of our colleges back to our community. Each speaker is a leader in their field. Listen to them share their career journeys, lessons learned, and advice to the next generation of career womxn. Moderated by CPP’s Career Center Womxn powerhouses Dr. Cheryl Love and Cherrie Peters.  WRC, Career Center, Alumni Affairs 

 

Self-Coaching   

Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Come learn the process of reflection and how to approach an issue or conflict. You will experience the brainstorming process and demonstrate the steps in solving a problem or issue. Leadership Development, EODA 

Dialogue Thursdays 

Thursday, October 22 at 12:00pm-1:00pm Faculty-led dialogues in the AASC. AASC

APISC Community Chats (Series): Representation 

Thursday, October 22 at 12:00-1:30 PM We are here. What is the importance of representation within our communities and why is it relevant to the fight for social justice? How has this changed over the years? What parts of our story have and have not yet been told? Intergenerational dialogue collaboration with the Asian Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association. APISC, APFSSA 

Begin with the End in Mind   

Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Learn how to begin today with the image, picture, or paradigm by which all your decisions and behaviors will be carried out. Leadership Development, Career Center

Grrls Night: Dating Horror Stories 

Thursday, October 22 at 5:00-7:00 PM Join our brave space and share your dating horror stories. Let’s provide resources for each other to stay safe out there. WRC 

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!  

Monday, October 26 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Come learn about what leadership looks like when leading a team. You will learn about best practices for leading teams and understand how you can construct great teams around you. Leadership Development 

Applying to Grad School!   

Monday, October 26 Join us as our Graduate Assistant Oscar Duran and guest speaker Dr. Love from the CPP Career Center discuss the graduate school application process step by step! They’ll be covering important deadlines to keep in mind this Fall, resources to help navigate and plan for grad school and share personal anecdotes from the graduate school experience and application tips! NASC, Career Center 

Self-Care Happy Hour  

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm-2:00pm You’re important! Give yourself some TLC with the WRC every other Tuesday. We will be offering various activities to support your self-care. Since making time for self-care is vital, some Happy Hours will be offered via Instagram Live and available to replay on IGTV! WRC

 

Assertive Communication   

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Tips and tricks on how to be more assertive when you communicate with people. Leadership Development, Counseling and Psychological Services 

Noche de Ofrenda - Dia de los Muertos Altar Making Workshop 

Wednesday October 28, 2020 The night of offering evokes memories of the past and passed, if you intent to participate in Día de Los Muertos by making an altar this workshop is for you. At this workshop participants will learn about the history of Día de Los Muertos and get creative in building your own DIY altar for your pasted friends and loved ones. CECCHE

 

November Events

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

26th Annual VIRTUAL Día de los Muertos

Monday November 2, 2020 at 6pm - 7pm You are invited to attend the 26th Annual VIRTUAL Día de los Muertos | The Day of the Dead Celebration on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:00 pm. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & EWS (LPAC +LFSSA)

Dreamer’s Ally Training

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Learn about the most current laws and issues pertaining to the undocumented student’s community. Participants will understand firsthand experiences that our students face.  Leadership Development, Bronco Dreamer’s Resource Center

APIDA Community Chats (Series)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 12:00-1:30 PM Post-election conversation to process results from election night. What do the results mean for various communities? How do we stay involved in our advocacy and civic engagement? What’s next? Intergenerational dialogue collaboration with the Asian Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association. APISC, APFSSA

Let’s Talk About...Relationships (Gender Series)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 1:30pm-2:30pm This is the third part of a series of discussion groups for students to engage in critical discourse on the socialization of relationships, different types of relationships, and relationship dynamics (and expectations) in society. Pride Center, African American Student Center, Womxn’s Resource Center

Indigenous Mxn’s Talking Circle

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 4:30pm-6:30pm Carlos Lamadrid (Yaqui, Chiricahua Apache, Mexica) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that will lead our talking circle focused on Strengthening our Interwoven Identities! We use an inclusive definition of "mxn" where trans mxn, genderqueer mxn, and non binary-folx are welcome. NASC, Indigenous Circle of Wellness

Adaptive leadership Techniques

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Learn now to adapt to changing environments and effectively respond to recurring problems. Leadership Development

 

Grrls Night: Hairstories

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5:00-7:00 PM Let’s talk hair! Learn about the significance behind different hair styles and how to respectfully pay someone a hair compliment. WRC

 

King’s Corner

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at 2pm – 4pm An event to have a conversation between our college young men and older men. AASC

 

Mindfulness Mondays

November 9, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

 

Reclaim Your Motivation and Work Through Doubts and Mental Blocks 

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Discover ways you can begin to turn away all of the negative doubts and thoughts that prevent you from reaching your goals or full potential. Leadership Development, Counseling and Psychological Services Health & Wellness 

Self-Care Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00pm-2:00pm You’re important! Give yourself some TLC with the WRC every other Tuesday. We will be offering various activities to support your self-care. Since making time for self-care is vital, some Happy Hours will be offered via Instagram Live and available to replay on IGTV! WRC

Spilling the Tea on Diversity Cross-Cultural Dialogue Series: Topic- Cancel Culture

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3:30pm-5:00pm The cross-cultural dialogue series seeks to engage students in building a more socially just and inclusive community through sustained and meaningful dialogue. The series invites folx of all identities to dialogue and have candid conversations around culturally relevant topics. OSLCC

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

So you think you can lead?   

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Learn what your leadership style is by going through the True Colors leadership assessment. Leadership Development    

 

FSL Feed 

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6:00PM – 7:00PM Community gathering to discuss any updates, questions and concerns in the FSL community. Fraternity & Sorority Life

Womxn’s Workshop Wednesday: Hospitality & Environmental Design

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 PM Join the Womxn’s Resource Center and the Career Center in welcoming successful Womxn alumni from each of our colleges back to our community. Each speaker is a leader in their field. Listen to them share their career journeys, lessons learned, and advice to the next generation of career womxn. Moderated by CPP’s Career Center Womxn powerhouses Dr. Cheryl Love and Cherrie Peters. WRC, Career Center, Alumni Affairs

Wellness Wednesdays Series: Personal Growth & Transformation  

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. This workshop is inspired by the Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom and Toltec people by Don Miguel Ruiz. As a community we will discuss the Four Agreements and learn to apply them for our mental wellbeing. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

 

AASC Wellness House

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 12pm – 1pm This event will serve as a mental health check in with a licensed therapist. AASC

Ability Ally Training 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ability Allies are a network of faculty, staff and students who take a visible role in promoting disability awareness, supporting persons with disabilities, and maintaining resources for working and interacting with people with disabilities. Leadership Development, Disability Resource Center

 

APISC Community Chats: Anti-Blackness & Colorism

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00-1:30 PM What is anti-Blackness and colorism? How do they show up in our community and what are some strategies we can use to address it within our families? Intergenerational dialogue collaboration with the Asian Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association. APISC, APFSSA

Grrls Night: Attitude of Gratitude

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:00-7:00 PM What are you grateful for? Learn more on the magic that is gratitude and share your thanks with the grrls. WRC

 

Annual Holiday Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:00pm-7:00pm Annual holiday dinner with checking in, community discussions on holidays and managing families; as well as fun giveaways and games! Pride Center

 

Freshmxn Friday

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:00pm-5:00pm The first-year Black student leaders host a gathering to bring first year students together to mix and mingle, enjoy food, and listen to the latest music. African American Student Center

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

 

Self-Care Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00pm-2:00pm You’re important! Give yourself some TLC with the WRC every other Tuesday. We will be offering various activities to support your self-care. Since making time for self-care is vital, some Happy Hours will be offered via Instagram Live and available to replay on IGTV! WRC

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students. César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS

Joint Mxn/Womxn Wellness Circle

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm NASC, Indigenous Circle of Wellness Monique Castro (Navajo/Chicanx), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Indigenous Circle of Wellness, along with colleague Carlos Lamadrid (Yaqui, Chiricahua Apache, Mexica) a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will jointly facilitate our talking circle on honoring our pasts and healing through traditional teachings. We’re focused on centering community care with mindfulness about our Indigenous values! We use an inclusive definition of "womxn" and “mxn” where trans womxn/mxn, genderqueer womxn/mxn, and non-binary-folx are welcome.

APIDA Community Chats (Series): Intergenerational Healing

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm APISC, APFSSA Our communities are resilient because we have had to be. But many of us still carry the weight of past trauma from our elders. What does healing look like in our communities? What is our role in having empathy while breaking unhealthy cycles? Intergenerational dialogue collaboration with the Asian Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association.

Grrls Night: Comedienne Night

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5:00-7:00 PM WRC This will be our last grrls night of the semester as the 6th is the last day of classes. We will be addressing the struggles of womxn-identified comedians in the stand-up comedy industry and enjoying comic and stress relief after a long virtual semester before finals hit with minutes from comediennes.

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The benefits of Mindfulness practice are emotional regulation, decrease of reactivity and increase of response flexibility, increase self-compassion and self-empathy, which in turn is reflected in interactions with others.

 The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students.

Self-Care Happy Hour

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 12:00pm-2:00pm WRC & Grrls Squad You’re important! Give yourself some TLC with the WRC every other Tuesday. Take a breather before finals and relax with the squad.

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education & CAPS Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose with kindness and curiosity. When we practice mindfulness as a community, we take time apart from the rush of our day to stop for 30 minutes and rest. The benefits of Mindfulness practice are emotional regulation, decrease of reactivity and increase of response flexibility, increase self-compassion and self-empathy, which in turn is reflected in interactions with others.

 The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education co-sponsors this program with Counseling and Psychological services as this resource promotes a cultural of self-care and wellbeing. All our welcome, especially Latine/x students.