Our Purpose

The Division of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education provides leadership to Cal Poly faculty, students and staff in the pursuit of excellence in their scholarship, research, creative activities and professional development efforts. We seek to provide opportunities, foster collaboration and innovation, inform, guide, champion and support faculty, students, and staff as they seek knowledge, change and development.

The units in our division proactively strive to create an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment in which the professional development, scholarship, research, and creative accomplishments of faculty, students and staff are encouraged, rewarded and valued both on campus and at the local, state and national levels. Together, we foster and support the on-going growth and work of students, teacher-scholars, researchers and professionals.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education (R-EDGE) acknowledges that there are existing inequities and barriers to research, scholarship and creative activities at Cal Poly. We believe diversity promotes transformation and that learning is optimized when all voices are heard, respected and valued. Our commitment is to provide equitable opportunities for all Cal Poly students, faculty and staff. We are excited by the creative and innovative solutions that arise through collaboration, and we welcome you to join us.


Click here for a copy of the action plan with high contrast colors.


We envision a University in which all faculty have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to engage in one of the four scholarships defined by Ernest Boyer, and affirmed in the Cal Poly Strategic Plan.


Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education values and commits to fostering:

  • diversity, equity and inclusion
  • life-long learning
  • creativity and innovation
  • excellence in education and scholarship
  • collegiality and inclusiveness
  • educational equity

Related Content

Join our Research Listserv

Please join our research listserv to receive communication about events or funding opportunities related to research. To join, please send an email with subject "sub researchlistserv" to sympa@calpoly.edu.

RSCA now accepting applications

Apply now!

Support Learn by Doing

Image California Poppies

Please give now