Political Science Department Statement on Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion
As political scientists, we have a professional duty to educate our community about issues of social justice and power. The study of politics involves grappling with the most pressing challenges facing societies around the globe, especially systematic inequality and oppression. We are committed to bringing diverse perspectives to bear on the study of these issues and to creating an inclusive community. We commit ourselves and the university to respect and support students and faculty of all ages, races, cultural backgrounds, religious and secular belief systems, physical abilities, socioeconomic statuses, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, and immigration/citizenship statuses.
POLS courses that attend to issues of justice, diversity, and inclusion:
POLS 308: Collective Violence and Conflict Resolution
POLS 310: The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
POLS 343: Civil Rights in America
POLS 380: Religion and Politics in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
POLS 417: Feminist Legal Theory
POLS 419: Social Movements and Political Protest
POLS 445: Voting Rights and Representation
POLS 457: U.S. Reproductive Politics
POLS 459: The Politics of Poverty
Relevant Cal Poly Links
BEACoN Mentoring Program
BEACoN is a program funded by the Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity to mentor diverse students across the Cal Poly Campus.
Cross Cultural Centers
The Cross Cultural Centers support and advocate for underrepresented students on campus. The centers include: Multicultural Center, Gender Equity Center, and Pride Center.
Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity
The Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity (OUD&I) is committed to “Making Excellence Inclusive” (AAC&U) by strategically working to enhance the campus climate through embedding diversity and educational equity in all aspects of the university.