Mission Statement

PolyCultural Weekend aims to serve underrepresented minority groups by connecting prospective students with the cultural community on campus. Our goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where students are able to find their home away from home.

During the weekend, prospective students will explore academic, cultural, and social resources.The weekend experience will help students establish a sense of community, cultivate a  feeling of belonging, and gain the confidence to succeed at Cal Poly.

If you have any questions about our event, please contact us at polycultural@calpoly.edu for more information!

Meet the Coordinators!

Photo of Amanda ChangAmanda Chang

Operations Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is 張淳琇 (Chun Hsiu Chang) and I go by Amanda using she, her, and hers pronouns.  I’m a 4th year Animal Science Major on the Pre-Vet track. I serve as the Operations Coordinator for PolyCultural Weekend 2022.

My Cal Poly experience dawned with PolyCultural Weekend 2018 when I decided to skip prom to attend! I had such an amazing experience where I met so many people that I am still friends with now and it really solidified my decision to attend Cal Poly. I went home after the weekend and immediately clicked that accept button! Since then, I’ve been involved in PCW every year: I was a host for PCW 2019 and 2020, then I served as a Connections Committee Head for PCW 2021. As my time left as a student here continues to wane and I am now one of four dedicated student coordinators, I am beyond grateful that I was able to be so involved in this wonderful event. I hope PolyCultural Weekend is as impactful for you all as it was for me and we will all see you soon!

Michelle Lee

Lifestyle Coordinator

Hi! My name is Michelle Lee (she.her) and I’m a third year Business Administration major with a concentration in Accounting. I’m from Riverside, California and I am the Lifestyle Coordinator for this year’s PCW!

The beginning of my Cal Poly journey was PolyCultural Weekend, and I would have never guessed that I would end it with PolyCultural Weekend as well! My experience as a hostee in 2019 was phenomenal and I’m so grateful to have gotten to connect with my host and other students at Cal Poly. The people I have met through PCW have stuck with me through my time here and I’m excited to be able to give back to the program by being a coordinator. College decisions are such a big milestone, and I’m so excited to be a small part of your decisions through PCW. Can’t wait to meet you all and I wish you all the best of luck as you embark on your college journeys!

Photo of Brian LuuBrian Luu

Connections Coordinator

Hey everyone! My name is Brian Luu and I am a fourth year biology major from San Jose, California. I am this year’s Connections coordinator and use he/him pronouns.

I first joined PCW when one of my close friends convinced me to host during my first year of college. I had so much fun hosting and participating in a program that supported the BIPOC community on campus that I decided to participate again the next year as an organization representative. As an org rep I saw the hard work and effort the coordinators of my year were putting into the program before it was impacted by Covid-19 and wanted to do what I could to realize their legacy. I became a committee head and assisted the year after in 2021, and finally became a coordinator so that I could give back to the community that helped me find my place in college. I hope you can find your place here as much as I have, and see the amazing community that the cultural clubs on campus have worked so hard to cultivate. I can’t wait to see y’all and show you what we’re made of!

Photo of Alan MartinezAlan Martinez

Hype Coordinator

Hi everyone, my name is Alan Martinez (he/him) and I’m a third year Experience Industry Management major from Chowchilla, California. This year, I’m this year’s Hype Coordinator.

I first joined PCW as an org rep my first year for Latinos in Agriculture. As a first year, I felt a sense of belonging and community during PCW meetings. I enjoyed participating in planning PCW so much that it inspired me to change my major and pursue event planning. Because of the pandemic I continued to participate in PCW as a hype committee head virtually. This year as the Hype Coordinator it’s so full circle to finally see this event in person. I can’t wait to get to meet y’all and help you explore Cal Poly.

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