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Liberal Arts (CLA)

We confront complex challenges creatively and responsibly.

 

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is indispensable to Cal Poly.

Our emphasis on creative thinking, cultural expression, and innovative action empowers our graduates to confront complex challenges responsibly by understanding the historical, social, ethical, aesthetic, technological and philosophical complexities of global to local communities. Additionally, our scholarly expertise and leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion enhance and enrich the campus climate. The College of Liberal Arts produces change-makers poised to confront the complex challenges of today’s global society.

Gifts to the CLA will bolster our vital programs, high-impact teaching practices, meaningful faculty-student collaborations, and influential scholarship and creative activity. The CLA will produce change agents equipped to innovate and inspire with the awareness, knowledge and skills required to create a robust, vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture that sustains progress, beauty and justice.

 

GIVING PRIORITIES


  • Increase access to financial aid and scholarships.


  • Invest in a Learn by Doing fund for experiential learning projects including internships, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research experiences and senior projects.


  • Enhance knowledge, awareness and skills in diversity and inclusion including support for strategic cohorts of new faculty, a network of mentoring, and a more inclusive campus climate.


  • Recruit and retain nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty to promote the teacher-scholar model, emphasizing faculty expertise and research as essential to successful teaching.


  • Renovate and build spaces that support hands-on learning and cutting-edge inquiry.
$1,000
CLA Dean's Challenge
Help unlock the CLA Dean's Challenge! Starting at noon, once 50 donors have given to any CLA fund, Dean Williams will give back $1,000 to CLA.
50 / 50 Donors
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Leaderboard
College Giving Donor Leaderboard
Which of the six colleges will have the most donors?
Rank Department Donors
1 Engineering (CENG) 179
2 Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) 112
3 Liberal Arts (CLA) 109
4 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) 96
5 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) 69
6 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) 66
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Leaderboard
College Giving $ Leaderboard
Which of the six college will raise the most dollars?
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $47,091.00
2 Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $33,470.00
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $24,145.00
4 Liberal Arts (CLA) $18,346.00
5 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $12,545.00
6 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $12,195.00
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Early Donor Challenge!
Congratulations! The Bay Area Network had the most Early Donors and has selected the campus Food Pantry to receive $1,000. The Food Pantry is an amazing resource accessible to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Greatest Participation Challenge
The Bay Area/Nor Cal Network ended Poly Gives with the most donors in each of the timed challenges (Early Donor, 9 - 5 and Night Owl) and in overall Participation. Their fund of choice -- the Food Pantry -- will received $5,000! The Food Pantry is a wonderful resource, open to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Leaderboard
9 - 5 Challenge
The alumni network to get the most unique donors between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. unlocks $1,000 to the fund of their choice!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Leaderboard
Night Owl Challenge
Can't sleep? The alumni network with the most unique gifts after 8 pm will receive $1,000 to the area of their choosing!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Leaderboard
Giving Leaderboard
Follow which college, unit or area leads the way with giving!
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $47,091.00
2 Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $33,470.00
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $24,145.00
4 Liberal Arts (CLA) $18,346.00
5 Scholarships $12,680.00
6 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $12,545.00
7 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $12,195.00
8 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $9,885.00
9 Cal Poly Cares $8,580.00
10 Athletics $4,950.00
11 Alumni Association $4,150.00
12 Student Affairs $2,830.00
13 Parent Giving $2,825.00
14 Cal Poly Cat Program $1,385.00
15 Poly Reps Support Fund $1,335.00
16 International Programs $1,000.00
17 Black Academic Excellence Center $705.17
18 Supporting Black Students $670.00
19 Kennedy Library $555.00
20 Pride Center $450.00
21 Cross Cultural Center $380.00
22 Spur Change Projects $110.00
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