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Private support for the department is crucial to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty in our competitive and increasingly global world. In order to continue providing the outstanding educational experiences Cal Poly is known for, we need your support. 


Contributions allow the department to provide opportunities for faculty and students, such as:


  • The Ethics Bowl Team:  Since 2014, we have sent student teams to regional and national intercollegiate competitions. Support from our donors makes it possible to provide travel assistance to these important events. Read more about Ethics Bowl.
  • The Annual Essay Contest:  You can help us continue this decades - long department tradition of providing awards for excellence in writing. 
  • Student Travel: Our students are often invited to present research papers at undergraduate conferences. Your support can help them develop as scholars.
  • Scholarships:  You can help students overcome financial struggles that threaten their success.
  • Internships:  Can you, your company or your organization use an intern? Let us know.
  • Got an idea?  Is there something that you wish had been funded when you went to college? We will work with you to make it a reality for our students.  Contact the department chair.

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Support the department — give online.

If you do not wish to donate on-line, you may download our giving form and mail your donation to:

Office of Advancement College of Liberal Arts
California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Ave., #47-31 
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407


To learn more about department needs and how you can help, please contact the CLA Advancement Office at (805) 756-6246.

The faculty and the students of the Philosophy Department at Cal Poly thank you for your support.

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