Voter Registration and Education
It's quick, easy, and fundamental. Speak your piece and VOTE!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead
The OCE is here to assist community members, students, staff and faculty in developing civic projects, getting enrolled in training seminars or events, and creating opportunities for collaboration between the University and the community. Contact us to become a part of the civic movement that is solving problems through knowledge and collaboration!
Ellie Clifford Ertle
Director, Office of Civic Engagement
Ellie Clifford Ertle is the Director of Civic Engagement at CSU, Chico, teaches in the Department of Political Science, and serves as faculty coordinator of the Town Hall Meeting Program. She is invested in the concept of civic and community engagement as a core component of the University's mission and is excited to work with faculty and staff to develop civic opportunities across campus.
Patti Horsley, MPH
Faculty Fellow, Office of Civic Engagement
Patti is passionate about creating opportunities for people to grow and thrive. With her Master's in Public Health, Patti brings over 17 years of experience to the Office of Civic Engagement where she helps facilitate and promote civic engagement opportunities for Chico State students. Patti is also Adjunct Faculty in the Health and Community Services Department, where her classes engage health education students in civic engagement opportunities throughout Butte County.
Annelise joined the OCE team in Fall 2014. She is currently a senior, majoring in Agricultural Business with a minor in Journalism and Public Relations. Along with working in the Office of Civic Engagement, Annelise has gained extensive leadership skills by facilitating leadership conferences for California FFA. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, reading, participating in community service, and being an active and involved community member and College of Ag student.
Jess is a senior, earning bachelor degrees in Political Science and Multicultural and Gender Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies. She currently coordinates OCE's Voter Registration & Education Program. Jess is invested in building bridges between campus and the Chico community, and improving all students' learning experiences through civic opportunities. In her spare time, Jess enjoys hiking in Upper Bidwell Park, taking Zumba classes, and visiting local coffee shops.