Instructionally Related Activities
What is an IRA?
An Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) is an "out-of-class experience" that provides enrichment to students and enhances their learning at Cal Poly. Funding for all recognized IRAs is provided through student fees. All IRA programs/activities are partially sponsored by an academic dean or department and are "integrally related" to a formal instructional offering.
Requests for IRA recognition and funding are initiated through students and faculty advisors via the program/activity coordinators, who submit the proposals to the colleges. With advice from the College Student Councils, the deans review requests and make funding recommendations for the IRAs within their college. The IRA Advisory Committee reviews all requests for recognition of new IRA programs and the requests for University Interest IRA funding, and forwards their recomendations, along with the funding recommendations of the colleges, to the campus President for approval.
General IRA Information
- List of Recognized IRA Programs
- Criteria for IRA Recognition
- Expenditure Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- NEW! DRAFT IRA Resource and Operations Guide
- Historic Allocation of IRA Funds
- Jessica Carson, Administrative Analyst, Office of Academic Programs
- The IRA Advisory Committee (IRAAC)