College Mission Statement
“Some knowledge of the past,
some vision of the future,
some skill to do useful service,
some urge to fit that service
into the well being of the community,
these are the most vital things
that education must try to produce.”
Virginia Gildersleeve, Educator
The College of Environmental Design is dedicated to the pursuit of the design professions as a human imperative. Interdisciplinary methods are the preferred strategies, since these closely reflect the situation found in practice today. Excellence in design, enhanced by social and environmental concerns, is the basis of the curriculum as well as the measure of the faculty. Students and faculty are expected to advance the design professions through their joint efforts to expand the body of knowledge related to their respective disciplines. The essence of the efforts within the College is to improve the human condition and remain in harmony with nature.
Professional Clubs & Student Organizations
The College encourages all its students to take an active part in the student chapters of professional organizations, as an excellent introduction to their chosen profession and the people working in it.
Architecture students: The American Institute of Architecture Students (AI AS) membership is drawn from students throughout the ENV Architecture undergraduate and graduate programs. Representatives may sit on most ENV committees, and may attend the Department Faculty and College Chairs meetings to maximize opportunities for student input and information.
ENV Council is the student organization for the College which is made up of representatives from each of the professional clubs. The Council is involved in ENV Club fund allocations, organizing a variety of activities, and maintaining contact with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) and the ENV administration.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE INFORMATION
In the event of an emergency and using an on-campus telephone, please call 911 or Cal Poly’s Public Safety Department at #3070.
PUBLIC PAY PHONE OR CELL PHONE
If calling from a pay or cell phone; please call 911 or 869-307 0
IDC PHONE LOCATIONS
The on-campus phone is located across from the men’s room in the southern half of the IDC (the end near the horse fields) in the back corridor. The public pay phone is located across from the men’s room in the northern half of the IDC (the end toward the 10 Freeway) in the back corridor.
Stay away from glass; get out from under light fixtures and out of doorways; violently swinging doors may seriously injure you. If you are already indoors, get under a desk or lean against a sup porting wall. Do not run out of the building during a quake; most fatal and non-fatal injuries resulting from earthquakes occur while victims are running out of structures, which are still vibrating.
Evacuation from buildings is not automatic. After a building has stopped vibrating, if evacuation is ordered by staff or faculty, walk to nearest exit and leave.
Note: When exiting the building, take all personal belongings with you (if structural damage is suspected in the building you may not be permitted back in for an extended period of time). If you are outside a building during a quake, move away from any structures-including utility poles.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EARTHQUAKE
Become familiar with the exits in the building. The College of Environmental Design has an operational Emergency Disaster Preparedness plan (EDP). Drills are conducted yearly. It has contingency plans for emergency food, water, medical supplies and communications. The EDP plan lists the names and telephone numbers of college staff who are responsible for your safety in the event of an emergency and contains instructions for various types of emergencies, including earthquakes. A copy of this plan is in the Department offices, support areas and ENV Library. Evacuation plans are posted in studios and classrooms. All students, staff and faculty should become familiar with it.
EVACUATION AREAS FOR THE COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
After an earthquake and assuming you have been ordered to evacuate, it is safer for you to stay with a group in a pre-designated evacuation area. Report to your faculty member. Do not run out onto the street or attempt to leave via automobile. Information from numerous earthquakes indicated you are much more likely to get injured on your own than in a group.
The authorized evacuation areas (where police and fire personnel will know to look for you) are:
Grassy knoll area east of building 7 and south of the ENV Fountain (College of Environment al Design), along Camphor Lane.
Main quad area between buildings 8 (College of Science) and 6 (College of Business Administration).
Utility field (athletic field) south of building 43 (Gymnasium).
During evening hours, when no ENV staff or faculty is available and access to emergency resources is impossible, students should contact the University’s Department of Public Safety (dial 911 or x3070 on campus) and/or report to a dormitory for instructions and assistance.
Public Safety Emergency: 9-1-1 or Business Office: 3070 (on campus)
Los Angeles County Fire Department: 909-629-9671
Please consult the “General Information” section of the University Catalog for information on:
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
UNIVERSITY POLICY ON RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
POLICY PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS:
44” perimeter aisles must remain open to avoid injuries. Interior aisles also need to remain open for emergency exit.
A 3-foot-square clearance must be maintained for each fire extinguisher. Yellow caution tape on the floor near our fire extinguishers shows in “plan view” the open area we need to protect.
STUDIO SAFETY RULES
Students are asked to report any violations of these safety rules - or any other safety hazards - to their faculty and/or Department Chair.
1. These safety rules and emergency procedures are to remain posted (this includes both the rules listed here and the posted "ENV Tools and Materials Policies.") All students and faculty are asked to read, be familiar, and follow these rule s and procedures.
2. Electrical outlets are not to be overloaded or damaged. Multiple plug adapters should not be used, and (for outdoor outlets) weather-proof covers must be in place.
3. All electrical extension cords must be undamaged, in good condition, and used properly (e.g. no chaining of extension cords.)
4. Floors shall have no tripping or slipping hazards (including the floor electrical/ethernet monuments and related cords.)
5. All aisles and doorways are to remain clear.
6. All tools and equipment must be in good condition; moving parts of machinery must be properly guarded; and all electrical equipment must be grounded. Students must pass the ENV Shop Test to use tools.
7. All furniture (State supplied and personal) must be in good repair.
8. First aid equipment (including emergency eyewash where appropriate) must be available, adequate, and complete.
9. All fire extinguishers are to be easily accessible via a 3 foot by 3 foot zone around each extinguisher that is unobstructed (e.g. free of desks, projects, materials, etc.)
10. Eye protection, gloves, and other safety equipment (e.g. proper respirators, clothing) are to be used whenever and where ever appropriate. If you are easily able to resolve a safety problem with no risk to yourself (e.g. removing an extension cord hazard, or moving a desk out of an aisle), please do so. If you are unable to do so, please report the problem, concern or safety hazard to a faculty member and/or your Department Chair. In addition, all faculty and students are asked to report to their Department Chair the names of any student that ignore a request to stop using power tools, spray paint, or other aerosols, or who otherwise disregard the ENV Safety Rules and Emergency Procedures.