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Welcome to CSU Chico!


In this catalog, you will find a wealth of knowledge about California State University, Chico, an award-winning university and leader in sustainability and student success. As you explore this site, you will discover people, programs, admissions and advising services, and other resources of a university guided by deep and enduring values and committed to student learning. Chico State is a university that leads in teaching, service, and scholarship; this has been our legacy since our founding 130 years ago.

Gayle E. Hutchinson
CSU, Chico President

Read more of the President's Welcome.

Face-to-Face with First Gen

1st Generation & Proud! promotional logo.  Six photographs of individuals posed against a white background are used in conjunction with a stylized 1st Generation & Proud! logo created using school colors (light gray, cardinal, and black).
by Ashley Gebb | Public Affairs and Publications
Photos by Jason Halley | Public Affairs and Publications | Creative Media and Technology

With more than 50 percent of our students the first generation in their families to complete a four-year degree, this fall the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is launching an awareness campaign to support the first-generation community here at Chico State. Faculty, staff, and students who are first-generation themselves participated in the campaign, showing their diversity, solidarity, and support of students who are striving toward the same goal.

Full story

Three participants—student, Michael Doris; staff member, Cecilia Lapolli; and faculty member, Dave Brown—all share their stories about what it means to be first-gen:

First Gen
& Proud                       STUDENT                   |                STAFF                |                 FACULTY

Flag made from the 1st Generation & Proud! logo.Bearded man, wearing rectilinear framed glasses, dressed in a red shirt and black vest poses in front of a white background.Woman with long wavy, brown hair smiles in front of a white background.  Bearded man in glasses, smiles and poses with index finger extended out to represent the number one, wears pale yellow shirt in front of a white background.

For more information about Office of Diversity and Inclusion's awareness campaign, visit the Chico State 1st Gen Faculty and Staff Association website.

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