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About

Don’t believe in god? You’re not alone. The Cal Poly Alliance of Happy Atheists(AHA!), formerly the Cal Poly Brights, is the only officially recognized group for secular students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. With a membership of over 200, connections to the local community and national organizations, we are also one of the largest groups of this kind on California’s beautiful central coast. Our focus is on providing an open and inviting community for all students, staff and faculty members who are skeptical of religious claims. Our events include Transfaith discussions, game nights, barbeques, club meetings, study breaks, and monthly volunteer opportunities. We encourage participation from Cal Poly students as well as those attending Cuesta College and area high schools in all of our events. For more information on what we’re about, please read our Mission Statement and the FAQ. For more information on Alliance of Happy Atheists events, see our calender or click get involved above.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cal Poly Alliance of Happy Atheists is to spread the values of rationality and skepticism as applied to all aspects of life, to promote recognition of the equal status of the nonreligious as contributing and ethical members of society, to create an accepting and open community for the nonreligious at Cal Poly and in the surrounding communities, and to create and further respectful dialogue between religious and nonreligious individuals.

Open Membership Policy

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, gender identity, language, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, veteran status, religious belief, religious non-belief, political beliefs, prior history or anything(!) else. We believe in the fundamental equality and access to equal opportunity of all individuals. We welcome all atheists, agnostics, skeptics, deists, freethinkers, humanists, secularists, naturalists, brights and those friendly to non-theists to join us at one of our many events.