Wellbeing Toolkit

Workplace wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life; from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work and working environment. Wellbeing is a key factor in determining an organization's long-term effectiveness. Many studies show a direct link between productivity levels and the general health and wellbeing of the workforce (International Labour Organization, 2021).

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Counseling, solution-oriented personal issue resolution, and life management services for employees and their household members with personal and workplace challenges.

Upcoming Benefits Events

Find the latest Benefits events on a variety of topics including Lunch & Learn sessions as well as workshops by Empathia, CalPERS, and the CSU Student Success Network.

Campus Health and Wellbeing (CHW)

At Campus Wellbeing our mission is to cultivate a culture of health and wellbeing on our campus for students, staff, and faculty to live and be well.



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.

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.

ASI Poly Escapes

The adventures are near and the routes are waiting! Poly Escapes offers student-led trips and low-cost equipment rentals to start your unforgettable journey.

ASI Children’s Center

The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center provides a safe, stimulating, and enriching learning environment for young children of Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff. It also enhances family life through parent education.

Campus Health & Wellbeing Social Wellbeing for Faculty & Staff

Enrich your career wellbeing through the diverse services and resources available through Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and in the community at large.

Food Pantry Now Open to Faculty and Staff

Cal Poly Food Pantry will open its doors to staff and faculty on Fridays from 8:30 am- 5 pm The food pantry is located in the lower level of Campus Health & Wellbeing (No. 27). Staff and faculty are welcome to peruse the selection of items, no questions asked.



CalPERS provides a wealth of retirement information including resources, forms, and publications.


Fidelity offers complimentary consultations for voluntary retirement contributions.

The Standard Insurance Company

The CSU provides Basic Life and AD&D insurance at no cost to you if you are an Eligible Employee.

Voluntary Insurance Plans

Voluntary Benefits Plans summary outlines options for employees who are eligible and non-eligible for CSU core benefits.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Financial resources include, but are not limited to: banking & credit, debt & bankruptcy, budgeting, investing, identity theft, and taxes (company sign-in: calpoly)

Financial Basics Everyone Should Know

Understanding financial basics is critical to planning a strong financial future. This course breaks down the mystery around the financial industry and provides practical knowledge for everyone, so you can manage accounts in an informed way, whether you are working with a financial advisor or not.


Recreation Center

The Recreation Center is Cal Poly’s destination for fitness, recreation, relaxation, and wellness. Employees are eligible for year-round membership.

Kennedy Club Fitness

Offers discounted memberships available to Cal Poly employees.

Cal Poly Campus Hikes

San Luis Obispo possesses majestic hiking trails with panoramic views of the city, many trails look out as far as the Pacific Ocean. Many popular hikes have trailheads that start right here on campus including the Architecture Graveyard and the Poly P.

Ergonomic Tips for Working at Home

Cal Poly's Environmental Health & Safety department provides this helpful checklist for setting up your workplace at home and best practices to reduce ergonomic risk factors.

Chair Work: Yoga Fitness and Stretching at Your Desk

Find time for fitness. Learn simple yoga and stretching exercises you can do at your desk. The instructors at Desk Yogi have adapted traditional yoga poses into exercises that are suitable for the office. Follow along and learn basic stretches, bends, and exercises that help you improve your posture, strengthen your muscles and joints, increase blood flow, and keep you feeling strong and energetic throughout the day.

Grounding: Body Scan Exercise

Grounding is the process of staying connected to our body, who we are and where we are, and it can help support stress management and promote healing. A powerful technique for grounding is the body scan meditation.


Faculty Staff Associations (FSAs)

Faculty Staff Associations (FSAs) are social and community-building groups for Cal Poly faculty, staff, and in some cases graduate students. The FSAs host a variety of events, programs, and initiatives including socials, social justice efforts, student mentorship, educational opportunities, and more.

Book & Learning Circles

Employee and Organization Development hosts book and learning circles throughout the year open to all Cal Poly employees. Book and learning circles are a great opportunity to engage with colleagues in thoughtful discussion around common themes of interest.

Employee & Organization Development LinkedIn Page

An online learning community providing faculty, staff, and student employees a variety of learning and development resources.

Staff Learning Community

The mission of the SLC is to provide an opportunity for staff to collaborate to share best practices, resources, engage in professional development, and support and guide one another.


Mindfulness Toolkit

Mindfulness involves experiential processing which "permits the individual to attend to a stimulus as it is, without immediate attempts to derive meaning from it." Mindfulness has been shown to improve attention stability, increase cognitive capacity, improve stress regulation, and reduce emotional reactivity.

Empathia Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is here to help faculty, staff, and their household members with personal and workplace challenges.

Support your Mental Health During Challenging Times

These courses cover topics such as building resilience, minding your mind while working from home, avoiding burnout, managing difficult feelings, and managing your emotions.

Positive Psychology Learning Bundle

Join this engaging and interactive learning experience on how positive psychology can lead to personal and professional success. It explores the happiness advantage principles that can help shift one’s mindset through positive psychology.

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Executive coach and organizational psychologist, Gemma Roberts, explains what emotional intelligence is and why it's important. Roberts helps learners become more self-aware, identify emotional triggers, and align intentions and impact to build strong and collaborative relationships.


Employee & Organization Development Department

Provides professional development training and resources for Cal Poly employees.

Educational Fee Waiver Program

Eligible faculty and staff potentially have the opportunity to attend classes at CSU campuses at greatly reduced rates.

LinkedIn Learning

Cal Poly faculty, staff, and student employees have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning.

Learning Hub

Thousands of videos, courses, books, and in-person workshops for your learning and development.

Work/Life Balance Learning Bundle

A selection of courses, webcasts, and a video to improve your work/life balance. Learn techniques for managing stress, practicing mindful meditation, and be reminded of practical habits that contribute to your well-being.

Mindful Meeting Learning Bundle

Dr. Crystal Miller presents Mindful Meeting Exercises, designed to provide a deeper sense of wellbeing and connection. These exercises are 5-10 minutes in length and can be done with your team or group or individually in preparation for meetings.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Emotions are all around us in the office, and it's important for leaders to understand how to harness them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. In this course, Britt Andreatta shares how to boost your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how it factors in at work, and discover concrete techniques for raising your own EQ.