Who we are and what we do

Cal Poly Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is one of 86 auxiliaries within the California State University system. In this capacity, the corporation helps Cal Poly retain earnings, lessen risks, make investments, sell assets and hire employees. And we do all of this to help Cal Poly continually evolve as the world-class educational experience that it has come to be known.

The corporation is 100 percent self-supporting and receives no state funding. Operating costs are covered by administrative fees charged to units the corporation supports.

Our Services

From dining services and grant administration, to housing support for faculty and staff, Cal Poly Corporation backs the university community with a number of essential services.


As a nonprofit auxiliary organization, we are governed by a board of directors and a set of bylaws and articles of incorporation. These are the laws the govern us.

Media Center

Check here often to keep up with the latest corporation news. You’ll find current press releases and media mentions about the corporation and the services we provide as well as an up-to-date fact sheet and press kit.

Our History

Since 1941, the corporation has contributed greatly to the success of students and the university in a number of ways.