Sweeteners

Employment at Cal Poly comes with several advantages including discounted and free resources, access to campus events and various opportunities to get involved in growing and learning.

Listing of Employee Discounts & Service

NOTE: This list is not comprehensive. If you discover others please let us know at LearnAndGrow@calpoly.edu.

Health

Employee Assistance Program * Offers confidential counseling for employees and their family members at $0 and/or reduced rates
Teledoc * Offers board-certified doctors who can help resolve some of your medical issues 24/7/365 via phone or video consults
Counseling * Depending on health plan, you may have sessions available for you or your family at $0 and/or reduced rates. Check you your health plans Evidence of Coverage for details.
Chiropractic and Acupuncture * Depending on health plan, you may have sessions available for you or your family at $0 and/or reduced rates. Check you your health plans Evidence of Coverage for details.
Health Services * Offers discounts at the Cal Poly Pharmacy
TruHearing * Hearing aid discount program for employees and family members

Wellness

Leaning Pine Arboretum Cal Poly’s horticultural display garden consists of five acres of unique and intriguing plants from the world’s five Mediterranean climate regions
Recreation Center * Employees are eligible for year-round membership and Family Fun Days during the summer months
Informal Recreation * Offers an opportunity to participate in a variety of unstructured sport and activities such as volleyball, basketball, and racquetball. There’s even a weekly soccer game with faculty and staff at the track/I-field
Intramural Sports * Offers an opportunity to participate in a variety of structured leagues, sports and tournaments including flag football, soccer and tennis
Poly Escapes * Offers an opportunity to participate in outdoor trips and events, and provides an opportunity to rent equipment (kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits, etc) at competitive rates
Kennedy Club Fitness * Offers a discount to Cal Poly employees (2015 discount = $475) with four off-campus locations in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero and Paso Robles
Hiking Trails San Luis Obispo has some great hiking trails with panaramic views of the city and views from some trails all the way to the ocean.

Food

Cal Poly Grown Opportunity to purchase student-made products such as produce, chocolates, wine, cheese, sauces, eggs, and meats
Dining Fast Pass * Purchase a lunch pass in advance to get a discounted lunch at 19 Metro Station, an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant
U-Pick During different seasons, employees can pick fruits and veggies from Cal Poly farmlands at reasonable rates including apples and oranges. Follow the signs located near the Highland entrance to campus
Farm Market Purchase pre-picked fruits and veggies grown on Cal Poly farmlands at the Farm Stand located near the Highland entrance to campus
See’s Candy * Cal Poly Corporation offers discounted certificates to See’s Candy. Visit the Cashier’s desk in Corporation (Building 15) for purchase
Julian’s Café Bistro Bring your own mug and get 25% off coffee.

Educational

Employee and Organization Development * Provides training and development resources for Cal Poly employees
Center for Teaching Learning and Technology * Offers Cal Poly educators with the information and support they need to develop the skills and knowledge to accelerate their journey toward teaching excellence
Fee Waiver Program * Offers an opportunity for employees or their dependents to take CSU courses at reduced rates
Library * Offers access to paper books, ebooks, various articles and databases and other excellent resources for professional or personal development as well as an excellent children’s section
Extended Education Offers an opportunity to take fee-based courses for professional development or lifestyle and personal interest
Skillport * In addition to required trainings, this free site offers professional development and personal interest courses, books, simulations and more on a variety of topics including communication, writing, Microsoft Office and leadership skills
Lynda * This free site offers professional development and personal interest courses on a variety of topics including software systems, photography, online marketing and presentation skills

Entertainment

Cal Poly Arts Offers a broad program of high quality, professional touring performances, exhibitions and readings. Faculty and staff receive a 20% discount off of regular adult prices for most Cal Poly Arts regular season shows with a Cal Poly ID in person at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. You may purchase up to two tickets per show at the discounted price.
Friends of the PAC Volunteer at the performing arts center (PAC) and receive special opportunities including the possibility of seeing a performance
Campus Events Performances, lectures and other campus events are always available to employees and often their guests, sometimes at no charge
Athletic Events Attend one of many student sporting events at reasonable rates including football, baseball, soccer and more
Craft Center * Offers space and classes for working on and learning about various crafts at reasonable rates including surfboard shaping, ceramics, flame working, and stained glass
University Art Gallery View student, and sometimes faculty, works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic design, photography and more
Mustang Lanes Campus bowling alley, billiards and arcade is open daily and is also open to the public
Tickets at Work * Offers employee discounts and special offers to top attractions, theme parks, shows, events, movie tickets, hotels and more. Click “Become a Member” and use company code “cpoly”

Family

Children’s Center * Offers on-site children’s programs at competitive rates and a convenient location
Summer Camps Several youth and family camps are available during the summer months including Kids Learn STEM, Launch It!, EPIC and, for alumni, Cal Poly Family Camp
Sports Camps and Clinics Offers several youth athletic camps on sports such as baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, football and soccer

Cal Poly Community

Employee Recognition Events * Campus hosts various events to recognize employees including service awards, outstanding staff and faculty awards, diversity awards and more.
Student Club Volunteer * Volunteer to serve as a staff advisor for one of more than 300 student clubs focused on interests, hobbies, majors and more.
Community Connection Volunteer to serve as a connection to an out-of-town student to assist in creating community and getting to know the area
Housing Move-In Volunteer * Volunteer to assist Housing with move-in days for residence halls
Student Orientation Volunteer * Volunteer to assist with WOW (week of welcome) or SOAR (summer orientation)
Commencement Ceremonies * Volunteer to assist with commencement activities
Cal Poly Cat Program * Volunteer to assist with caring for shelter cats, donate dollars or items (food, litter, blankets, etc) or even adopt your own cat

Transportation

Commuter Services Focuses on alternative transportation options including van pools, car pool spaces, bike, zip car and regional transit
SLO City Bus Rides * Cal Poly students and employees ride for free with their Poly Card
Rental Cars * Discounted rates on rental car agreements

Technology

Cal Poly Store * Select discounts on computers and software
Verizon Wireless * 15% discount on Verizon bill. Contact Verizon for details
T-Mobile * Select discounts and reward programs. Contact T-Mobil for details
AT&T * Select discounts on services, devices and equipment. Contact AT&T for details
Apple Products * Discounts on select products
Anti-virus Software * Free anti-virus software for your work and personal computer
Kivuto * Discounted software for work and personal computer

Other

Cal Poly Store Sidewalk Sales * Sales announced throughout the year for discounted apparel, supplies and more.
Canyon Post Mail Center The Canyon Post Mail Center is equipped with the resources to assist you with most of your mailing and shipping needs. The Canyon Post Mail Center provides stamps, envelopes, and shipping box sales; 24 hour parcel drop box; domestic faxing; and notary public.
FoamCorePrint.com * FoamCorePrint offers a wide range of printing services. Cal Poly employees will receive a 10% discount off any order. For additional information, please see this flyer.
My CalPERS * Website providing information about your retirement, service credits and more. Includes a retirement calculator and option for selecting your designees
Poly Card * Functions as a library card, bus pass (ride SLO city bus for free), printing discount as well as an optional meal card
Poly Plant Shop * Opportunity to purchase cut flowers and bouquets, landscaping items and interior plants.
Staples Employee Discount Program * Enjoy the same CSU discounts on the things you buy for you and your family using your personal credit card – in the store or online.
Wear Green and Save * Select areas on campus offer a 10% discount on Thursdays if you wear Cal Poly green. Participating locations include Campus Marketplace and The Avenue
Factory Interiors * Factory Interiors is a worldwide distributor of automotive interior parts and accessories. Members of the Cal Poly community can purchase interior auto accessories and detailing equipment at a 10% discount using the code CALPOLY10.

* Opportunity available to you as a Cal Poly employee. Not open to the public.

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