In 2013, 77% of dependent students from families in the highest-income quartile had attained a bachelor’s degree, compared with just 9% of dependent students from the lowest family income quartile (Cahalan & Perna, 2015).
Welcome EOP students!
The Kennedy Library is committed to providing an inclusive environment and a sense of well-being. We value the quality of your academic experience as a student at Cal Poly. Whether you are a student who participated in the Summer Institute program or a student who is part of the Educational Opportunity Program, the Kennedy Library has some quick links to resources listed below that may be beneficial for you.
My name is Kelsey Molina, and my pronouns are she, her, hers. I am a third year student from the Bay Area, majoring in English and minoring in Ethnic Studies. I, myself, am an EOP student and I have also participated in Summer Institute. More importantly, I am this year's EOP Library Liaison. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any library related questions. If I do not know the answer to your question, I can definitely direct you to the person who does.
EOP Study Space - Kennedy Library 511
The EOP Study Space is a designated study space for EOP students available during Weekends and with extended hours during Prep Week and Finals.
Located in Room 511, on the 5th floor of the Kennedy Library (to the right of the elevator or left of the stairs).
Please sign in and out every time you use the space so that we may better serve you.
Be respectful to other EOP students by being sparing with the items provided.
Remember to keep the volume low so that other students can also study.
If the room is locked or you have any other issues, please contact the library's front desk (805)756-5760.
Calendar - Study Space Available Hours
Study Space Pictures
Feel free to use the numerous tables, chairs, white boards, and power cords. Additionally, there is a microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator available for your use. Please discard any items from the refrigerator by Sunday night.
Kennedy Library's Databases are your go-to place to find academic sources, such as articles, conference proceedings, books, and ebooks. Some databases also index newspapers, magazines, trade publications, images, and data/statistics. These sources are not usually available for free on the web and need to be accessed by authenticating through your Cal Poly Portal or Kennedy Library's website: lib.calpoly.edu.
The Hunger Program ensures all students have access to nutritious meals each day in order to stay focused on their education and success at Cal Poly. Any students is welcome to use these free, confidential, no-hassle services.
The Campus Wellbeing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is committed to helping students, staff and faculty achieve wellbeing - a balanced life - that will benefit them in their personal and professional endeavors. We currently focus on different elements of wellbeing and incorporate these elements in our assessment and research, programs and resource development, and policy-related efforts.