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Student Services

Academic Advising

Academic Advising can assist with general education, major exploration, graduation requirements, and academic probation and disqualification.

Contact: Lorraine Smith
Phone: 530-898-5712

Accessibility Resource Center

DSS provides a variety of services to university students with temporary and permanent disabilities at no charge. DSS advisors are available to assist students with individual accommodations.

Contact: Sandy Parsons
Phone: 530-898-5959

The Career Center

The Career Center provides assistance in career development, choosing majors, preparing resumes and other application materials, graduate school search,and career search.

Contact: Jamie Starmer
Phone: 530-898-5253

Chico Student Success Center

The Chico Student Success Center (CSSC) is a collaborative, student development program with a decade of successful diversity recruitment and retention experiences. The CSSC serves Low Income students in an effort to create and support a successful college experience while attending CSU, Chico.

Contact: Bertha Alicia Curiel
Phone: 530-898-6783

Counseling and Wellness Center

The campus Wellness Center, CWC, was founded in 1992. Its purpose is to promote holistic, healthy lifestyles and well-being among CSU, Chico students. Its mission is to maximize individual choices and responsibility for one’s own well-being and lifestyle. By raising awareness, the CWC enhances the opportunity for change and the potential to eliminate unhealthy, self-defeating behaviors.

Phone: 530-898-6345

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

The Center exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel safe and respected. Through leadership development, cultural awareness, community education, and the creation of a constructive social change, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center will contribute a positive, enriching, and memorable life experience to every student of CSU, Chico and its surrounding community.

Contact: CC Carter
Phone: 530-898-4101


Dreamkeepers is an honor society which recognizes and celebrates the academic success of those African American students at CSU, Chico who have earned and maintained a 3.5 GPA. Eligible Dreamkeepers are recognized at our annual Dreamkeepers Scholastic Achievement Banquet which takes place during the spring of each academic year.

Contact: Tray Robinson
Phone: 530-898-4764

Minority Engineering Program

MEP is a comprehensive recruitment, retention, and graduation program that assists educationally disadvantaged students in pursuit of degrees in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management disciplines.

Contact: Paul Villegas
Phone: 530-898-4017

Safe Place

The mission of Safe Place is to offer a visible support system for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking through outreach, crisis intervention, advocacy, and educational programming at California State University, Chico and Butte College Campuses.

Contact: Dawn Frank
Phone: 530-898-3030

Student Health Center

Student Health Service assists each student in their diverse healthcare needs in order to facilitate maximum academic and personal growth.

Contact: Cathy Feliz
Phone: 530-898-5241

Student Judicial Affairs

Student Judicial Affairs ensures that students have a supportive environment and a fair process for resolving grievances with faculty, staff, and administration. For student behavior, SJA also promotes student success by upholding university standards on one hand and holding students accountable for their actions on the other.

Contact: Lisa Root
Phone: 530-898-6897

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center offers a variety of programs and resources to meet the needs of every student. Tutoring and study skills workshops are offered.

Contact: Christine Connerly
Phone: 530-898-6839

Student Life and Leadership

The Student Life and Leadership Office is dedicated to supporting student activities, student organizations, and fraternities and sororities.

Contact: CC Carter
Phone: 530-898-5396

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Program exposes students to experience and perspective that they will not get in the U.S. and can strengthen a resume.

Contact: Tasha Dev
Phone: 530-898-5415

University Housing and Food Service

Provides safe, secure, clean, and reasonably priced residential environments conducive to the academic and personal development of the student.

Contact: Kristen McPeak
Phone: 530-898-6325