Coming together as one Mustang community is more important than ever during this difficult time of global pandemic. COVID-19 does not discriminate by race or national origin and has caused loss, fear and uncertainty for people worldwide.
Some have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak with hate, bias and xenophobia directed toward Asian people and people of Asian descent. This is not the Mustang Way and has no place at Cal Poly.
Now is the time to come together and practice our values of Love, Empathy and Respect by supporting one another and standing firm against racism, intolerance and discrimination. We express our unwavering support for our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and all international faculty, staff and students.
As one Mustang community, each one of us can stand against racism and show that we value all members of our community. Please use the resources below to help Cal Poly become more inclusive and equitable.
Stop Bias in Class
- If you hear a racist statement in class, students and faculty can use the technique of interrupt, question, educate, echo.
- The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology has resources for faculty to design inclusive courses.
- The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology has resources for faculty to address racism in classes
- The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion has additional resources for responding to racism, professional development and self-care.
Report a Bias Incident
If you have experienced or witnessed an act of bias in our campus community, please report it to the Bias Incident Response Team.
Please continue to check this page for updated information and additional resources, including:
- Faculty workshops focused on strategies for responding to incidents of hate, bias or xenophobia in online classes
- College of Liberal Arts Teach-On about COVID-19 and issues of racism and xenophobia
- Opportunities from the Cross-Cultural Centers to reinforce community and engage in healing circles