2024-2025 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Academic Support & Resources


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Academic Advising 

Academic Advising Certer

El Centro Académico Cultural de Humboldt

Indian Tribal and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)

Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Center

Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence

Indian Natural Resources, Science & Engineering Program

Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Professional Health Advising

Community Service

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Student Support Services

Learning Center

Library

Student Disability Resource Center

Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (VETS)

Women’s Resource Center


Academic Advising 

At Cal Poly Humboldt, academic advisors play a vital role in a student’s educational experience. Every student at Cal Poly Humboldt is assigned an academic advisor based on their major. A student may begin their college career with a professional academic advisor from the Academic and Career Advising Center, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (VETS) or the Cultural Centers (CCAEs) for Academic Excellence, then transition to a major-based faculty advisor as they progress in their degree. Some majors will assign a faculty advisor throughout your time in the university but you can still access advising in AAC, CCAEs or VETs.  Academic advisors help students get the most out of college by using a holistic and justice-based developmental approach that facilitates students’ academic, professional, and personal growth. Recognizing students’ diverse identities and lived experiences to inform a strength-based approach, advisors: connect students to campus and community resources; provide information to enhance their education (e.g. study abroad, internships); support timely progress to degree with guidance on requirements; and discuss how students can integrate their education into their personal and professional goals. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor multiple times throughout the academic year to ensure both timely graduation and understanding of resources available to make the most of their time in college. 

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Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is committed to actively engaging students through respect and caring, in achieving their academic goals. AAC helps empower students to reach their academic potential with individualized and culturally responsive services and resources. AAC honors students’ identities and lived experience and guides them to: Embrace their academic major and explore minor options; obtain and reflect upon academic experience; and develop, pursue, and achieve meaningful educational milestones in pursuit of life goals. Students are encouraged to visit AAC for academic planning and success strategies, university policy interpretation and support, and undeclared/misdeclared student resources. AAC staff is committed, both personally and professionally, to infusing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into their work and assists students through close partnerships with departments such as the Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence, Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Office of the Registrar, and the Learning Center. AAC serves as the hub for academic advising on campus, providing integral support to both students and faculty.  

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Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence

El Centro Académico Cultural de Humboldt

El Centro works primarily with students of Latin American decent in navigating pathways to success that honors and respects their cultural and historical trajectory. Visit the El Centro Académico Cultural de Humboldt website to learn more about the cultural and academic programs, events and resources.

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Indian Tribal and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)

ITEPP, established in 1969, provides academic advising, co-curricular programming, educational planning, and academic support focused on Indigenous methods of learning and community accountability. ITEPP provides Native students with a sense of belonging centered around cultural values, beliefs, and traditions that assist students in navigating higher education with confidence, which builds self-efficacy. Students receive valuable leadership skills, access to scholarships & internship opportunities, connection to local tribes, agencies, and resources. To sum it up, participants will find a “home away from home” atmosphere at the ITEPP house, nurtured by caring staff. Visit the Native American Center website for information about services, resources and events.

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Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Center

Our main goal is to allow students to get involved, and feel at home within the Humboldt community. We provide a welcoming space, where we encourage dialogue centered around diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion. Visit the Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion website to learn about the center, resources, events and academic internships.

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Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence

The Center is a Pan African cultural community of students who self identify with any the diverse identities represented within the African diaspora. We are part of an effort to elevate the level of African diasporic knowledge. This cultural community seeks to uplift and support its students academically, professionally and personally through advising and mentorship. Visit the Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence website to learn about the center, resources, and events.

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Indian Natural Resources, Science & Engineering Program

The Indian Natural Resources, Science & Engineering Program + Diversity in STEM (INRSEP+) provides academic and research support to students from groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with an enhanced focus on American Indian students. For more information see the INRSEP website. ​  

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Pre-Law Advising

The campus pre-law advisors provide guidance for applying and attending law school, pursuing other law related careers. Visit the Pre-Law Advising website for more information. 

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Pre-Professional Health Advising

Pre-professional advising for admission to health science professional schools (including medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, and pharmacy) is available from designated faculty in the Biological Sciences and Chemistry departments. See Pre-Professional Health  in the catalog.

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Community Service

Center for Community Based Learning

The Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) is the campus hub for service learning and internship courses that apply classroom learning to address community needs. CCBL supports the students and faculty involved in these courses, while coordinating hundreds of approved community learning sites, many of which are located right here in Humboldt County. More information is available on the Center for Community Based Learning website.

Youth Educational Services (YES)

YES offers leadership and volunteer opportunities through student-directed programs addressing social issues and under-met needs in the community. These programs engage with children, youth, seniors, LGBTQIA+ and marginalized cultural communities, families experiencing homelessness and the environment. More information is available on the Youth Educational Services website.

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Resources

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Student Support Services

The Educational Opportunity Program and Student Support Services provide admissions assistance and academic support for low-income and first-generation college students. The program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

Once admitted into the EOP or Student Support Services program, students receive academic and financial aid advising, tutoring, learning skills assistance, mentoring, and participate in academic enrichment activities designed to enhance academic success.

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Learning Center

The Learning Center supports academic performance and helps students progress to degree through skill development, tutoring, and structured collaborative learning. Visit the Learning Center website for information on tutoring, supplemental instruction, the writing studio and more.

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Library

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library offers a welcoming and creative learning environment for our diverse population of students. The library supports research and scholarship with collaborative workspaces, quiet spaces, research help, textbooks and other course materials on reserve, digital media equipment, the Makerspace, workshops, events, and more.

Visit the Library website for more information, to connect with a librarian, or to access the services and resources you need to succeed.

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Student Disability Resource Center 

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) provides services in support of the educational experience of students with disabilities attending Cal Poly Humboldt. Visit the Student Disability Resource Center website for services, resources, and how to register for support services.

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Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (VETS)

VETS serves to promote and support the academic success and career goals of our military-connected students. VETS processes enrollment certifications for federal VA education benefits, processes the California Department of Veterans Affairs fee waiver award letter, provides information about education benefits for veterans and family members, tutoring services, military credit evaluation, the VA work-study program, and much more. We provide programming aimed at supporting our students’ transition from the military to academia. You can find more information on the Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services website or by calling (707) 826-6272. We are located in the Lower Library, Suite 3. 

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Women’s Resource Center

The center sponsors workshops, speakers, films, concerts, and other events to promote an awareness of the roles, achievements, and concerns of women. Visit the Women’s Resource Center website for information about support groups, educational activities, and resource materials. 

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