miSsion, vision, values

Our Mission

We are a strategic partner dedicated to advancing Cal Poly. Through our flexible business model and willingness to take on challenges, we push boundaries to provide university resources and services. Our impact supports programs that enable students, faculty and staff to thrive.

Our Vision

Be the most impactful Cal Poly Partner.

Students laughing while eating at Vista Grande at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Our Values

Our values reflect our principles and beliefs and guide our actions as we collaborate with partners and colleagues. They are integral to our success as an organization and to the success of the university, providing the foundation to create best in class campus experiences and solutions. 

No. 1 – Be courageous and optimistic and see challenges as opportunities

No. 2 – Listen closely and communicate openly, honestly, and directly

No. 3 – Treat each other with dignity and respect, embracing all forms of diversity

No. 4 – Debate constructively, decide definitively and support actively

No. 5 – Accept responsibility and demand the same of others

Our Strategies

Throughout the 2022-23 academic year Cal Poly Partners leadership began the process of updating the strategic plan to reflect our priorities for the next three years. In doing so the team began to expand our focus to long-term priorities and identified three key strategic directions: Purpose, People, and Perform. As we envision our path forward, it is clear that focusing on these three directions will help guide us as we work to improve the student experience on campus.

Focus on our purpose and let people know how it drives everything we do.
Enhance the employee experience.
Excel in all we do.

see our 2023-26 strategic plan

Students head to classes in the new Frost Center at the start of the fall quarter.