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Archaeology Club Visits Carizzo Plains Painted Rock

Feb 23, 2023

Cal Poly's Archaeology Club visited Carizzo Plains Painted Rock site for their first field trip in club history! Students drove past herds of cattle, through rolling green hills until they reached the plain. While the club had planned to embark on a quick 0.5-mile hike, due to the storms, the road to the Painted Rock was untraversable and students had to set out on foot on a 6-mile journey to the painted rock and back. It was a crisp, clear day, so spirits remained high, and students felt energized and motivated to reach the impressive rock formation. Once there, they observed layers of historical graffiti (carved names of early settlers and ranchers) overlying classic Chumash rock art motifs. The first Archaeology Club field trip was deemed a huge success and the club plans to embark on more as the year progresses. If you are interested in archaeology and would like to join the club, please reach out to club president, Zoe Levit at!


Archaeology Club Guest Speaker: Chad Jackson, California State Parks

Feb 22, 2023

Archaeology Club Guest Speaker: Chad Jackson, California State Parks 

Thursday, February 23,  Building 10 Room 200, 11:10-12:00 Open to All

2023 SOCS Department Career Expo

Jan 13, 2023

Tuesday, January 31 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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GIS and Archaeology Clubs at Cuesta Park

GIS and Archaeology Clubs Kick Off 2022-23 Academic Year

Oct 13, 2022

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The GIS club, founded two years ago with Dr. Fricker as faculty advisor, and the newly formed Cal Poly Archaeology Club (President Zoe Levit, faculty advisor, Dr. Terry Jones) had a successful Potluck/BBQ at Cuesta Park last week. The clubs are planning additional activities for the year. For those interested in finding out more about the GIS club contact Dr. Fricker at To learn about upcoming events with the Archaeology club contact Zoe Levit at

Sociology student wins Outstanding Original Project Presentation Award

Oct 13, 2022

Thursday (10/6), Paola Valencia, with two other students, delivered a distinguished, invited presentation, at the 2022 Conference of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. Her professionalism, sophisticated ideas, innovative approach, and communication of their work was recognized with an Outstanding Original Project Presentation Award from the Society. Their conference presentation was titled, “Appraising a Mobile Health Clinic’s Patient Education Materials: A Progress Report.”

SOC Career Expo

SOCS Department Career Expo

Jan 6, 2021

Tuesday, January 12th from 10AM - 2PM

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SOCS Department Career Fair / Exploration Day

Jan 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 21st 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:  PAC Lobby

World Population Processes & Problems course flyer

Introducing "World Population Processes & Problems" Course Fall 2018

Jul 12, 2018

The Social Science Department is offering a new course on "World Population Processes & Problems" beginning fall 2018. The course will be Tuesday/Thursday from 2:10-4 p.m. Students who have completed their GE-D3 requirement are invited to enroll. 

SNAP workers in the Police Department

SNAP Job Opening with the SLO Police Department

Jun 26, 2017


The City of San Luis Obispo is currently accepting applications for Student Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP) workers in the Police Department. Under the general supervision of the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program coordinator and the functional supervision of the on-duty Police Department Watch Commander, SNAP personnel act as first responders to general noise complaints throughout the City, residential parking district enforcement, tag abandoned vehicles for tow and provide graffiti abatement.

Summer Job Opening with 5Cities Homeless Coalition

May 23, 2017


5Cities Homeless Coalition is looking for a full-time case manager for summer 2017. 

This job entails meeting 1v1 with homeless or potentially homeless youth (ages 16-24) and establishing an action plan with them in hopes of becoming self-sufficient and living independently. While working for a small non-profit organization means wearing many hats, this task will take up a majority of the work-day.


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