Division of Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2019-2020 Image of Students

Welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year! Cal Poly Pomona is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Please take time to review the various policies and procedures found in this online version of the Student Handbook. Additionally, you will find useful information about campus resources, support programs, and numerous ways to stay involved. 

Student Support and Engagement

Associated Students, Incorporated is more than just student government. It is a non-profit corporation serving students on many levels. There are numerous ways that ASI impacts your life as a student, including the operation of the Bronco Student Center, the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC), the Children’s Center and much more.

ASI programs include Bronco Events and Activities Team, better know as BEAT, which puts on a variety of events throughout the year. With ASI Student Government, you can get directly involved with student representation on campus.
ASI provides leadership development through student government, student-led programming, student employment, and student involvement in a wide array of BSC programs and services. Students are also supported by ASI's annual funding contributions for student clubs and organizations, diversity programs, athletic scholarships, and academic support programs.


Athletics competes at the NCAA Division II level with 11 teams, with events taking place throughout the year.

Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Men's Track and Field
Women's Track and Field
Women's Indoor Track and Field

Students can attend regular season games at Kellogg Arena, Kellogg Field, and Scolinos Field for FREE with their Bronco ID! Get involved in other ways, including The Herd fan club, Pep Band, or the Bronco Cheer and Broncettes Dance team.



The Bronco Dreamers Resource Center supports the holistic success of undocumented students at Cal Poly Pomona. It's purpose is to educate the community about current issues and to convene campus allies in a dialogue of student success. In collaboration with community immigration lawyers, the BDRC offers free legal workshops for CPP students. You can make an appointment by visiting the BDRC located in the Horse Stables (University Plaza).

The BDRC provides engagement opportunities including staff lead positions and volunteering opportunities, student led programming, leadership and research scholarships, and an annual graduation celebration. Along with CAPS, the BDRC hosts monthly Healing Circles in support of the wellbeing of students who wish to participate.



The Career Center provides resources to assist in career planning and job searching. Through Handshake, an online job portal, you can see a variety of employment and internship opportunities, including on-campus employment.

Career counselors provide targeted advice for career exploration and planning, the interview process, resumes, and strategies to find jobs or internships in a specific field. Simply schedule an appointment on the Career Center website. Take advantage of on-campus interviews, which are listed on Handshake.

At the Clothes Closet, students get FREE professional and business clothing items each semester, which can be used for interviews, workshops, or in developing a work-ready wardrobe.

Throughout the year, the Career Center hosts numerous career fairs, where thousands of employers meet with and recruit students across a variety of fields and industries. Don't miss these great opportunities!


CAPS provides services such as workshops, group or individual therapy, wellbeing coaching, crisis intervention, and support to access on-and off-campus resources.

College can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also present a variety of difficult challenges. The experienced professional staff at CAPS is committed to providing you with support to meet your academic, professional, and personal goals. This includes providing culturally sensitive services that are respectful of your diverse identities. CAPS staff includes psychologists, marriage and family therapists and a wellbeing coach. Currently enrolled students are able to utilize services at no additional fee.

Visit the CAPS website to schedule an appointment, and an overview of all services provided for students.


The Disability Resource Center provides accommodations and services for registered students. Applying for DRC services is a simple three step process: self-identification, documentation, and an intake interview. Students can apply online on the DRC website.

Services include test accommodations, notetaking services, alternate media, deaf and hard of hearing services, student success coaching, ability ally training, and much more. The DRC also operates a Mobility Assistance Cart,
providing intra-campus cart service for registered students.

Visit the DRC website for additional student resources and recommended videos and articles designed to support you during your time at CPP.


The Integrated Care Network promotes, maintains, and improves the health and wellbeing of CPP students through campus partnerships, prevention, early intervention, and easy access to resources.

The Integrated Care Network includes:

ADHD Specialty Services - (909) 869-3333
Autism Specialty Services - (909) 869-3639
Behavioral Intervention Team - (909) 869-5286
Broncos Care Basic Needs Program - (909) 869-2763
Housing Care Management & Linkage - (909) 869-3320
Wellbeing Coaching - (909) 869-3220
Health Care Coordination Services - (909) 869-4000
Poly Pantry (Food Pantry) - (909) 869-2343


The Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers (OSLCC) empowers students through engagement, leadership development, and diversity through involvement with Greek Life, leadership programs, clubs and organizations, and six Cultural Centers.

Annually over 300 clubs and organizations are recognized and range in interests from academic to sports to multiculturalism. Clubs are a great way to get involved and connected with the campus community. myBAR is an online database of all recognized clubs and organizations on campus. It is where clubs can recruit new members, inform current
members, and network. Students are also able to track their co-curricular involvement at CPP and build a resume to be used when applying for jobs, internships, or graduate school. Access it at https://mybar.cpp.edu/ 

Bronco LEAD is a leadership, education, advocacy, and development program that develops students through a variety of student leadership opportunities across campus. Contact reginaldor@cpp.edu for more information.

The Cultural Centers are committed to fostering an inclusive campus environment that increases cross-cultural awareness through exploring the shared and distinct experiences and heritages of our diverse community. The campus offers six Cultural Centers:

African American Student Center
Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center
César E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
Native American Student Center
Pride Center
Womxn's Resource Center

Cal Poly Pomona Greek Life is a community of Fraternities and Sororities with a mission to develop individual leaders, while creating an enriching overall college experience. Joining a fraternity or sorority on campus can help make the
transition to college easier and build lifelong relationships with those in the Greek Life community! Events throughout the year focus on education, community service, philanthropy, and community building through brotherhood and
sisterhood events and celebrations.


Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP) operates three key programs: the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which includes transitional programs such as Summer Bridge, Transfer Bridge, Renaissance Scholars, and the Veteran's Resource Center.

EOP is a comprehensive post-secondary access and equity program serving low-income, typically first generation students who demonstrate the motivation and potential to succeed in college. Summer and Transfer Bridge programs offers transition programs for EOP students to develop essential skills for their college experience.

Renaissance Scholars empowers foster youth through critical resources and a supportive environment to ensure student success.

The Veteran's Resource Center provides veterans and military personnel a centralized source for information, support, guidance and community. As a military-friendly campus, the VRC offers a dynamic and supportive academic community and hands-on opportunities for leadership, academic and personal growth.



The Student Health and Wellness Center offers no-cost and low-cost health care. Most health services are covered by the mandatory student health fee already included in your tuition payment.

You can make unlimited appointments online, by phone, or in person. All of our physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, lab personnel, and x-ray technicians are Certified and/or Licensed by the State of California.

At the Bronco Wellness Center, students are provided with health education services such as:

Health assessments
One-on-one educational sessions on various health topics
Health promoting giveaways
Services to quit nicotine
Wellness cards
Latex barriers and other safer sex supplies


Survivor Advocacy Services offers support to survivors of sexual abuse, dating/domestic abuse, and stalking. SAS Peer Educators and Professional Survivor Advocate offer a confidential, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where survivors are encouraged and empowered to make their own decisions.

Cal Poly Pomona offers two confidential resources. These resources will not ask you to to file a report if you do not wish to do so. For confidential resources you can contact:

Survivor Advocacy Services (909) 869-3102
CAPS (909) 869-3320

Non-confidential services will ask you to file a Title IX report. It is your right to have the campus Survivor Advocate present if you wish. For non-confidential services you can contact:

Student Health Services (909) 869-4000
Institutional Equity & Compliance (909) 869-4646
University Police (909) 869-3070


Cal Poly Pomona offers two on-campus living communities: University Housing Services and the University Village.

University Housing Services operates three living options: Residential Halls, Residential Suites, and The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. Within the Residential Halls and Suites, there are Themed Living Communities with social and educational events and workshops offered each semester. Students are able to discuss a variety of topics including multiculturalism, diversity, personal development, and wellbeing, all while engaging with their peers within the campus community.

University Village Housing is an apartment style student housing option for mature college students. Students must be 21 years of age and/or have sophomore status to live at the Village. Visit www.foundation.cpp.edu/village for more info.