Associated Students, Inc.

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University Union (65), Room 212
Phone: 805.756.1281

Mission Statement

The mission of Associated Students, Inc. is to enrich the quality of student life and to complement the educational mission of Cal Poly through shared governance, student employment, student advocacy and a broad spectrum of programming, services and opportunities for leadership and social interaction.

Vision Statement

Connecting students to their ultimate college experience.

About ASI

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is an inclusive, empowering, student-driven organization committed to providing programs, services, and facilities that enhance and develop the student learning experience. Cal Poly students are stakeholders in ASI and have access to leadership positions through Student Government and on-campus employment. All of these opportunities are designed to complement Cal Poly’s educational mission, support a balanced education, and give students ownership and pride in their college experience.

ASI Student Government

University Union (65), Room 202
Phone: 805.756.1291

ASI Student Government is a combination of elected and volunteer student leaders who act as a representative body for the student community at Cal Poly, working to uphold ASI’s vision for the ultimate college experience. Unifying the diverse student community, Student Government acts as the collective voice of students advocating for change, support, and resources to create positive contributions both on and off campus. Through the three branches of ASI’s Executive Cabinet, Board of Directors, and University Union Advisory Board, student leaders encourage shared governance, student advocacy, and collaboration with other campus and community entities to ensure student interests are represented at every level. Their consistent and tireless efforts to ensure this influential representation range from the CSU System to the federal level. ASI prides itself on its commitment to developing student leaders.

ASI Programs, Services, and Managed Facilities 

The University establishes an operating agreement with ASI to manage the following university facilities: Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center, Cal Poly Recreation Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex.

Julian A. McPhee University Union (UU)

The Julian A. McPhee University Union is the gathering place for the Cal Poly community. Commonly referred to as the UU and its surrounding outdoor area as the UU Plaza, it acts as the center for campus activities. The UU is home to the majority of ASI programs including ASI Events, ASI Club Services, the ASI Craft Center, ASI Student Government, and ASI Business Services, in addition to the Chumash Auditorium, Chandler Lounge, numerous university organizations, and eating establishments. It is fashioned with a variety of seating areas, computer kiosks, charging stations, Wi-Fi, sound, hydration stations, and digital TV displays for advertising and up-to-the-minute news or sports coverage. Conference rooms, the Chumash Auditorium, lounges, and the UU Plaza are available for reservation to hold meetings, conferences, or events.

ASI Business Office

University Union (65), Room 212
Phone: 805.756.1281

The ASI Business Office is located within the UU and is the operational location for numerous internal services including Human Resources, Information Technology, General Corporate Administration, and Accounting. This is the hub that supports all programs and services of ASI.

ASI employment and job recruitment is managed through the ASI Business Office. Employment positions with ASI allow students the opportunity to work on campus while gaining valuable work experience and development skills with an organization that gives priority to their studies. Over 75 full-time and part-time career employees are also employed by ASI. ASI employees are the driving force behind creating quality programs and services that support the organization’s vision and the students of Cal Poly.

UU Epicenter

University Union (65), Room 203

The UU Epicenter is a one-stop shop where students can obtain information, materials and resources on the following ASI programs and services: ASI Events, ASI Craft Center, Facility Reservations, Event Management, Audio Visual Services, Public Relations and Marketing, ASI Graphics, and UU Building Services.

ASI Club Services

University Union (65), Room 203
Phone: 805.756.5807

With over 300 student organizations available at Cal Poly, students have access to get involved and expand their personal skills and development with other individuals of similar interests. ASI Club Services connects students to these clubs and organizations, working as a partner with the University to administer day-to-day club operations. Getting involved with a student club or organization connects students socially with others, enhancing their overall college experience and campus network. Whether it is joining an organization with similar cultural, community, or recreational interests, or starting a new club—ASI can help.

ASI Events

University Union (65), Room 203
Phone: 805.756.1112

Delivering the ultimate college experience is more than just helping students excel through studying and attending classes—it is about getting out of the classroom, being social, and having fun! ASI Events provides opportunities for amusement and entertainment to campus. From concerts to comedians, Stress-Free Studies to Mustang Mile, ASI Events creates a variety of fun activities and social opportunities for Cal Poly students to enjoy at little to no cost—planned by students, for the students.

ASI Craft Center

University Union (65), Room 111
Phone: 805.756.1266

Create, design, relax, and restore in the ASI Craft Center. This unique environment located in the University Union offers seven well-equipped studios and a plethora of student-led classes for all skill levels to explore. The space is open to the Cal Poly community and off-campus communities to work in a class or independently with hands-on projects from ceramics to surfboard shaping.   

Poly Escapes

Cal Poly Recreation Center (43)
Phone: 805.756.1287

Limitless adventure awaits with ASI Poly Escapes. Located at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, ASI Poly Escapes boasts an outdoor climbing park available to all skill levels from beginner to the seasoned pro, equipment rentals at low-cost fees for the Cal Poly community from tents to kayaks, and guided one-day to week-long trips throughout San Luis Obispo County and California. From ocean sports to mountain exploration, students have the opportunity to break away from the day-to-day.                                                                                    

Cal Poly Rose Float

Phone: 805.756.1268

The students of Cal Poly Universities in San Luis Obispo and Pomona work together each year creating the only student-built float that cruises down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California as part of the Tournament of Roses Parade held annually on New Year’s Day. The University’s “Learn by Doing” motto is exemplified in all facets of the program, as students get hands-on experience turning their concepts into creations.

Cal Poly Recreation Center

Cal Poly Recreation Center (43)
Phone: 805.756.1366 Main

The Cal Poly Recreation Center is a cutting-edge facility managed by ASI that offers multiple workout rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor track, numerous indoor courts, a variety of group fitness classes, personal training, an Olympic-size lap pool, leisure pool, beach volleyball courts, recreation areas, and relaxation zones—all available to eligible members of the Cal Poly community. ASI recreation and safety programs are provided within this facility commonly referred to as The Rec Center.

Recreational Sports Programs

Aquatics classes are for all levels of swimmers, from beginning to masters. The Recreation Center provides members with an aquatics facility complete with an Olympic-size lap pool and heated leisure pool areas. Swim instruction, group exercise, safety certifications, scuba certification and pool deck relaxation are all available at the Recreation Center.

Personal Training provides the opportunity to get fit with nationally certified personal trainers in a fun, safe environment. Individuals learn how to work out and use equipment properly from personal trainers who provide personalized attention for each client. All Recreation Center members can participate in a free personal training session which includes an introduction to facility equipment and a customized workout designed to help members reach their fitness goals.

Group Exercise classes represent discipline areas of mind and body, cardio, strength, tone, and cross-training, available each quarter with indoor and outdoor class offerings. Up to 80 fitness classes are available per week including breakaway indoor cycling, Zumba, multiple forms of yoga, Pilates, BodyCombat, BodyPump, Barre Connect, and more.

Fitness and Specialized Class programs are designed for individuals to acquire new skills in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Classes include, belly dancing, TRX, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Shorin Ryu Karate, and more.

Informal Recreation provides non-structured opportunities to participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, cardiovascular exercise, free weight and weight machines, basketball, volleyball and racquetball.

Intramural Sports are a popular choice for many students, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor team sports, leagues, and tournaments to keep participants in the game all quarter long. Students and Cal Poly Recreation Center members are able to create their own teams or register as free agents for dozens of organized sporting events offered year-round.

Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center

Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center (133)
Phone: 805.756.1267

The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center is a nationally accredited program providing quality early care and education services to children four months to six years. This program provides a learning environment where children are encouraged to explore ideas and interests through detailed project work. The project approach is a comprehensive curriculum incorporated into all classrooms, focusing on the children’s interests, ideas, and discoveries. Cal Poly student parents have first priority for enrollment. Cal Poly Faculty and Staff receive second priority for enrollment, followed by Cal Poly alumni and community members.

Cal Poly Sports Complex                                                                      

The Cal Poly Sports Complex refers to the more than 40 acres of outdoor, lighted playing fields primarily used for student recreational sports programs, intercollegiate athletics, and outdoor club activities. These spaces include five basketball courts, four soccer fields, three softball fields, and three artificial turf fields. Lower fields include a NCAA regulation baseball stadium and softball stadium.