Multicultural Business Program


The Multicultural Business Program (MBP) is a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community led by students for students where they matter, belong, and with professional support are connected with resources to persist to graduation and beyond.

Vision

MBP envisions an Orfalea experience where all students are prepared for personal, academic, and professional success in a diverse and multicultural world.

Mission

MBP seeks to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of traditionally underserved, historically underrepresented and marginalized students in higher education and business.

Professional Staff

Justin Gomez
Program Coordinator

Justin Gomez

Elaine Le
Coordinator

Elaine Le

Interns

Adam

Adam

Arely

Arely

Diego

Diego

Dru

Dru

Emily

Emily

Jessica

Jessica

Khushbu

Khushbu

Lauren

Lauren

Liz

Liz

MBP Center

The MBP Center is open throughout the school year. This a community space in Building 3 Room 106 for students to socialize or study during their day Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4pm. Free snacks, free scantrons, and free printing are all provided in the center to any student in OCOB.

MBP Fellowship

The MBP Fellowship is designed for students to receive support services, resources, and opportunities throughout their journey at Cal Poly. Students are chosen from a competitive applicant pool during the summer prior to their first fall quarter at Cal Poly. MBP Fellows join a cohort of students during their first fall quarter at Cal Poly where they receive support from their first day on campus through graduation.

Transfer-Mation

Transfer-Mation is a pilot support group for transfer students by transfer students that focuses on the unique experiences of transitioning to OCOB. 

BMOC

MBP-Specific Courses

MBP offers program-specific courses for BUS 100, ES 112, BUS 206, and BUS 306.

Industry Tours

MBP organizes field trips for students to network with industry professionals and get first-hand knowledge about the day-to-day responsibilities.

Lunch Breaks

Leadership Beyond the Resume Summit

Leadership Beyond the Resume (LBTR) is a one-day conference held by the Multicultural Business Program in winter quarter that focuses on preparing emerging leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunities and challenges that they will face in their careers. 

Inclusion & Diversity (ID) Week

MBP succeeds because of the generous financial and in-kind support we receive from our corporate partners. Professionals and alumni contribute countless hours in classroom presentations, workshops, and mentoring for MBP students. We are grateful for their continued support of student success.

Location & Contact Information

MBP Center
Building 03, Room 106

  M-TR: 8am – 4pm

805-756-5324
mbp@calpoly.edu