Our Mission: ARCHES is committed to enriching our student experiences by providing academic and personal support to help facilitate graduation.

A.R.C.H.E.S. (Achievement, Retention, and Commitment to Higher Education Success) TRiO Support services project is funded by a grant from a U.S. Department of Education TRiO Programs. ARCHES provides academic and personal support services to students to help facilitate graduation.

To read more about the services that ARCHES provides, please go to the student services page.


ARCHES, a program under Disability Resource Center (DRC), was established in 1997 to provide academic support services for Cal Poly Pomona’s students with Disabilities. ARCHES currently serves 150 students each year and accepts applications from new participants throughout the academic year. Students in the program receive in-depth, comprehensive support services from time of acceptance through graduation.

ARCHES Recruitment

Recruitment for the 2019-2020 academic year is open, Click here for application..  Below is the eligibility criteria determined by the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Students must be enrolled at Cal Poly Pomons and registered with the DRC
  • A. U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident (students with F-1 Visas are not eligible)

Submit completed applications to the ARCHES office in person at building 1, room 214 or via email at  Once your application is received, ARCHES will schedule an interview.