The Center for Service in Action (CSA) at Cal Poly connects students with meaningful community service opportunities that complement their educational experience, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop skills to become ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society. The CSA cultivates reciprocal service and learning partnerships between the university and community partner agencies, serving community-based organizations and governmental institutions seeking University support to address unmet community needs.
The principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity (JEDI) are core values within Cal Poly’s Center for Service in Action. We are committed to building and sustaining inclusive and equitable service-learning environments for all students, staff, faculty, and our local community. Through addressing underserved community needs, we will support the next generation of leaders in strengthening their understanding of diversity and social responsibility and developing skills to become ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society. Our goal is to not only advance equity and justice within San Luis Obispo, but to improve equity and justice on a global scale.
Justice: Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life.
Equity: Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist.
Diversity: All the differences between us based on whether we experience advantages or encounter barriers to opportunities.
Inclusion: Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, and amplifying the voices, perspectives and styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identities.
Cal Poly sits on the traditional lands of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region. The yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini have a documented presence in this area for over 10,000 years. The tiłhini peoples have stewarded their ancestral and unceded homelands which include all of the cities, communities, federal and state open spaces within the San Luis Obispo County region. These homelands extend East into the Carrizo Plains toward Kern County, South to the Santa Maria River, North to Ragged Point, and West beyond the ocean’s shoreline in an unbroken chain of lineage, kinship, and culture.
Please feel free to email, call or drop into the Center for Service in Action.
Center for Service in Action
Phone: (805) 756-5338
Location: Building 113, Room L119
Open: Weekdays, 9:00AM - 5:00PM