Student Success Fee

Engagement Support

Students walk near Kellogg Arena during CPP Fest, a welcoming engagement event

Engagement Support

Student involvement in clubs and organizations, support groups and other co-curricular programs are an important part of the college experience. Through departments like the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers and the Student Project Lab, students have the opportunity to enrich their academic experience through community building and cultural awareness. Scroll down to learn how the Student Success Fee helps fund these programs and initiatives at CPP.

Supporting Diversity

The Centers for Transformation, Retention, Equity and Empowerment (TREE) are stewards for the SSF. All Cultural and Identity Centers supported over 9,000 students in fall 2022, and the SSF helps fund their operational needs, study supplies, facility preservation, student computer workstations, access to printing, mentorship programs, staff-student coaching, and staff development.

On average, the SSF contributes to the success of 60 student programs in which more than 2,300 students are served.

On the Diversity Ambassadors Program - "DA has ultimately improved my world view; it has increased my self-awareness, and my love for my culture. I have learned more in Diversity Ambassadors this year than I have in my entire time spent in grade school history classes."

On the Cultural Centers - "At the Pride Center, I have a home and people who support me. I feel like the space benefits students in the community to stay on track to graduate."

Various Athletic programs at CPP represented, including baseball, womens track and field, womens soccer and basketball

Supporting Bronco Pride

Intercollegiate Athletics supported approximately $1,200,000.00 in athletics grant-in-aid scholarships. With inflation being a factor in increased costs in personnel, travel, equipment and other services, Athletics held a higher reserve than normal to offset unknown increased costs.  The National Collegiate Athletic Association also granted additional years of eligibility to all student-athletes returning from COVID.  We held additional funds as we did not know exactly how this would affect squad sizes.

Intercollegiate Athletics changed the sport operational funding model for each team to reflect the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) championship participant allowances. Additional factors included budgeted facility improvement projects that did not occur due to higher than expected cost projections.

Additionally, the SSF supports annual payments from the recent construction of the Don Miller and Ron Simons Rose Float lab.

Jayda Villareal, Women's Basketball - "Being a part of a team at CPP has given me the support system that I was in desperate need of during my transition into a new chapter of my life as a college student athlete. I am so thankful I am able to consider my teammates as my family!"

Ryan Knowles, Baseball - "Being on a team at CPP has given me every experience an aspiring college student could want. I've formed life long friendships while also pursuing dreams, and making them a reality."

Veteran students pose for the camera in front of military flags

Supporting Veterans

The Student Success Fee helps fund the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), including services like computers and free-printing, peer support and guidance, scholarship opportunities, Veteran recognition events and career workshops geared towards the Veteran community.

In 2023, Cal Poly Pomona had over 1,500 military affiliated students enrolled at the university. Overall, it was the 4th largest enrollment of military affiliated students in the California State University system. The department was able to it expand its Horses for Heroes program by making it available to CPP’s student veterans for fall and spring terms.

The Center hired ten student employees that provided support and created community for CPP’s military affiliated students. In addition, the funds gave the VRC the opportunity to offer its very first Military Affiliated Graduation ceremony. It recognized and celebrated the academic success of Cal Poly Pomona’s students that are military family members.

Kendall Haun, Public Administration (U.S. Air Force Dependent) - "My father, a veteran, raised me and set a standard of what excellence looks like from a very young age. I'm blessed to have daily interactions with veterans at the Veterans Resource Center where the excellence remains."

Anthony Betancourt, Electronics System Engineering (U.S. Air Force) - "Having the opportunity to meet veterans has provided a greater appreciation of the sacrifices they've made as well as a greater understanding of the history  of the United States."