ID Week

Inclusion Starts with Identity

ID Week is five full days of events—led by Orfalea student organizations—that showcase student, alumni, staff and faculty who display leadership in advocating for diversity and inclusivity.

These events encourage interaction between Orfalea students and leaders. They build toward culmination at the Leadership Beyond the Resume Conference on Friday, Jan. 25. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner — 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by the MultiCultural Center

For tickets, please contact Justin Gomez at

WIB + MBP Unconscious Bias Workshop — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ID Gallery — 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
OCOB Breezeway

An interactive look at the past, present and future leaders who demonstrate the importance of diversity and inclusion. Highlights will include historical figures, alumni, faculty, staff, students and more.

Help us recognize standout leaders!

If you know students or alumni who exemplify diversity and inclusivity leadership an deserve recognition during ID Week (in the Breezeway Gallery) please share their contact information with us at 

HBSA + MBP “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Identity” Discussion and Tacos — 6:00 p.m.

CPAC Diversity Panel — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
O’Neill Green

Leadership Beyond the Resume (LBTR) Conference — 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chumash Auditorium

A one-day conference focused on preparing emerging leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunities and challenges that they will face in the coming decades.

Students interested in attending LBTR should first fill out an application at

Additional instructions will be sent upon acceptance.


Diversity in Finance Day — 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Networking in the breezeway, keynote address in the Silo and breakout sessions on the first floor (Bldg. 03)

Diversity in Finance Day seeks to create a dialogue between under-represented groups in the finance sector and members of the existing overarching demographic. The event includes networking opportunities, breakout sessions, and a keynote panel discussion, and aims to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, while inspiring Cal Poly students to work towards a more equitable future.

ID Week Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand their own social responsibility.
  • Participants will establish a positive academic and social network with peers.
  • Participants will develop a sense of belonging and personal empowerment.
  • Participants will develop self-advocacy skills.

Leadership Beyond the Resume

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.  

This year, MBP’s goal is to enhance the overall quality of LBTR for our students. This includes developing interactive workshops and inviting speakers who will share their inspiring stories about the challenges they have and are currently continuing to face in regards to growing as a professional and coming from a marginalized background and will spread light on how the two interact.