History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History
In this paper, I will argue that the community of minorities at Cal Poly has been the driving factor in recruiting diverse students to the university. Despite lack of encouragement and assistance from the school, various ethnic student organizations have independently hosted events and programs to spread culture onto a predominantly white campus. After analyzing various cultural organizations and their activities on campus, Cal Poly’s cultural clubs have clearly made a bigger impact on the lives of minorities than the university administrators have. This paper will focus on Asian-American organizations because they make up the majority of the ethnic student organizations and host the most amount of events on campus.