Athletic and Academic Excellence.

We invest in the comprehensive student-athlete experience.


Cal Poly is committed to providing a broad-based, high-quality and competitive NCAA Division I athletic program that affords student-athletes opportunities to take advantage of our unique Learn by Doing philosophy.

Our program demonstrates the positive values of physical activity, learned skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication to excellence. We take pride in our ability to involve students in meaningful learning experiences related to their academic disciplines.


Mustang Athletics contributes to collegiate life and provides a common rallying point for a diverse student body, faculty, staff and alumni.


The campaign will allow Mustang Athletics to make dramatic leaps forward by investing in the comprehensive student-athlete experience, excellent leadership and coaches, integrity and diversity, and a brand that generates interest within the local community, the state and the nation. We will be an industry leader in graduation rates, compete for conference championships, and recruit student-athletes that will honor The Mustang Way and our vision of Athletic and Academic Excellence.




  • Build and extensively renovate key playing and support facilities, ensuring all student-athletes are impacted by these key investments.
  • Support the operational needs of each program — including student-athlete education, health and welfare — to foster the attainment of more championships and ensure industry-leading graduation rates.
  • Bring all teams to the maximum number of scholarships as defined by the NCAA, enabling us to recruit the most and highest caliber of student-athletes, and thus providing the Mustang experience to the greatest number of student-athletes possible.
Giving Leaderboard by # of Gifts
We are so excited and inspired by the number of alumni, parents and friends who are giving back to Cal Poly today! Thank you! These giving areas are in the lead by number of gifts made.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Engineering (CENG) 106
2 Liberal Arts (CLA) 78
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) 52
4 Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) 46
5 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) 41
6 Alumni Association 29
7 Student Affairs 22
8 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) 20
9 Athletics 16
10 Cal Poly Fund 13
11 Poly Reps 13
12 Scholarships 11
13 Cross Cultural Center 11
14 Spur Change Projects 10
15 Pride Center 9
16 Ambassador Picks 6
17 Cal Poly Cat Program 4
18 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3
19 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 3
20 Parent Fund 2
21 International Programs 2
22 Kennedy Library 2
23 Open House 1
Giving Leaderboard by $ Raised
Wow! Our Poly Gives donors are so generous and we couldn't be more grateful! These giving areas are in the lead by amount of dollars raised.
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $17,598.00
2 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $9,976.00
3 Liberal Arts (CLA) $8,347.00
4 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $6,555.00
5 Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $5,780.00
6 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $4,925.00
7 Alumni Association $4,901.00
8 Athletics $3,425.00
9 Student Affairs $2,385.00
10 Cal Poly Fund $1,670.00
11 Spur Change Projects $1,325.00
12 Scholarships $825.00
13 Poly Reps $795.00
14 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $545.00
15 Cross Cultural Center $405.00
16 Pride Center $400.00
17 Cal Poly Cat Program $250.00
18 Parent Fund $200.00
19 Ambassador Picks $191.00
20 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic $150.00
21 International Programs $75.00
22 Kennedy Library $50.00
23 Open House $10.00
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