As a Cal Poly alum and mom of a new Cal Poly student this last fall, I embrace The Mustang Way. It defines a value system that the community of Cal Poly is striving for.
With a community of young adults venturing into life away from home, to frown upon a motto that can give them direction why would we do that? I know they dont always hit the mark; we hear about it all the time. Better to have such a motto, than to not.
Bravo to those who developed these values, those who approved the idea and those who implement them on adaily basis. I dont understand Joetopia Joe Taricas feelings about its overuse and risk of overshadowing Cal Polys Learn By Doing motto. As I see it, the two go hand in hand; the inception, development and implementation of the The Mustang Way is a perfect example of Learn By Doing.