Students sometimes may not realize that there are plenty of resources that Cal Poly Pomona offers on campus that are included in the tuition they pay. These resources are kept open throughout the academic year and strive to accommodate those in need of them.
It’s important that students are knowledgeable of these resources and take advantage of them during their time at CPP.
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
Student Health and Counseling Services is the perfect place to go for students feeling a bit sick or feeling blue from stress, homesickness and a week filled with midterm exams. SHCS has multiple components that are dispersed throughout campus which include Health Services, the Wellness Center and Counseling Services.
The Health Services office is located in Building 46 near parking lots M and J and has both an urgent care center and general doctor appointments available Monday through Friday.
The Wellness Center is located next door to Health Services and is also open Monday through Friday during the academic year and Monday through Thursday during the summer.
The center offers various evaluations like checking blood pressure, flexibility and stress levels. Students can also get HIV tests here.
Counseling Services is located separately from the Health and Wellness Centers in the Bronco Bookstore (Building 66, room 116). While Counseling Services’ main priority is supporting mental health, there are also resources for group therapy sessions, couple’s therapy, referrals to other counseling options, relaxation training, workshops and non-credit classes.
Emergency assistance phone numbers for crisis and consultation are also provided through SHCS.
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
The Disability Resource Center can be found in the College of Engineering (Building 9, room 103) and is available to any student who needs assistance regarding a disability. The DRC doesn’t only help students with learning disabilities, but also those who need housing, classroom or test accommodations, mobility assistance or assistance obtaining the priority registration for their particular disability.
Students can fill out the informational forms online through the DRC’s website or can visit the DRC in person for more information.
The Bronco Recreational and Intramural Complex is one of two recreational fitness facilities on campus. The BRIC is located at building across from the University Suites and Kellogg Gym and is home to many opportunities for fitness and group activity.
Membership at the BRIC is included in your tuition, but there are certain classes and trainings held by the BRIC staff that may have an extra cost, such as scuba diving certification, alpining classes and personal training sessions.
If you plan on frequenting the BRIC, you can rent a locker for the term at the front desk.
Fitness Express is another recreational facility for residents of university housing that is located near the first-year residence halls. Students who are not residents of university housing are charged a fee for access each term.
The Career Center provides advice and recommendations for students looking for jobs and internships, reviews résumés and hosts career fairs throughout the year that are free to students.
The career fairs are held in fall and spring before graduation. Some career fairs are hosted for specific colleges or majors, but the main fairs are open to anyone.
Additionally, for students who cannot afford to purchase business attire for job interviews, the Career Center hosts the Clothes Closet, an event that allows students to choose four free pieces of business attire every term.
This article was originally published in the 2018 Bronco Guide.
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