Cal Poly Mission Statement
Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment in which students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Academic Senate Resolution: AS-705-10 "Resolution on Revision of Cal Poly Mission Statement to Include Staff". (PDF). Adopted 2 March 2010.
Last updated: 10/31/2023