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Frequently Asked Questions:

I am an undergraduate Cal Poly student and I want to take the CliftonStrengths® assessment.

  • If you are a new student, you should receive (or should have received) a code to take the assessment. Codes are generally distributed via email in mid to late August before Week of Welcome. Be sure to check your Cal Poly email address.
  • If you never received a code or lost your code, please email with your full name and when you began at Cal Poly. We will get back to you with next steps.
  • If you are a student who entered Cal Poly before Fall quarter of 2014, you were not provided a code to take the CliftonStrengths® assessment. However, you can still choose to take the assessment on your own. You can learn more here.


Is it possible to get the talent themes and/or reports for the students I advise, supervise, or have in class?

If you are partnering with the Center for Leadership staff to coordinate a presentation, please work with Lauren Irwin,, to coordinate codes for students in your class or group.

If you have access to PolyProfile, many students’ top 5 talent themes (“Strengths”) are listed in their profiles.

For other cases, feel free to email and we will get back to you with more information.


I am a faculty/staff member at Cal Poly. How can I take the CliftonStrengths® assessment and learn more about CliftonStrengths® for Students?

Please visit the Faculty/Staff page for more information.


How can I request a training or workshop for my class, department, group, or organization?

Complete a Strengths Training Request Form or email and someone from the Strengths Work Group will respond to your request.


What are the benefits of using strengths for groups (departments, organizations, teams, etc.)?

Groups can benefit from using strengths in many ways. On an individual basis, group members can learn more about themselves and the talents they can contribute to the group. By learning about and developing an appreciation for the talents of your fellow group members, you can strive to function more successfully as a team in terms of communication, roles and responsibilities, leadership, working together to develop and achieve goals, etc. 

You can learn more about CliftonStrengths®here

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