Experience Excellence

Commitment to Service

Whether transforming walls in libraries or on school playgrounds, students in a new “Public Murals” course, led by arts professor J. Pouwels, worked to inspire and beautify the North State. Students partnered with community organizations and institutions to create murals highlighting nutrition, historical figures such as Cesar Chavez, and whimsical and eye-catching scenes. No matter the scale—from canvasses as small as Wi-Fi router boxes and art lockers to wall-spanning, larger-than-life murals—these artists put their dedication to their communities on display.

Students cleaning the streets at the annual Chico Make A Difference Day

Four hundred students and community members joined forces for Chico Make a Difference Day in 2017. They tackled service projects across the city in partnership with our Community Action Volunteers in Education to beautify neighborhoods, restore park habitat, and tend gardens for those in need.

While studying challenges that affect families facing housing insecurity, community psychology students volunteer with a local housing agency to conduct intake for families and work with children.

More than 100 Gamma Phi Beta sorority members and campus volunteers support Girls on the Run

More than 100 Gamma Phi Beta sorority members and campus volunteers support Girls on the Run, helping to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that integrates running.

The 50th annual Chico State and Butte College FFA Field Day brought nearly 1,700 high schoolers from throughout the state to University Farm for 23 different skills competitions.

Students at the 50th Annual FFA Field Day at the Chico State University Farm judging vegetable crops

A collaboration between civil engineering, construction management, and concrete industry management students, the Associated General Contractors student chapter devoted nine months and 2,744 volunteer hours to add new features, enhance safety, and rehabilitate an iconic children’s playground in Chico.

Engineering students frame up a section of the Caper Acres playground
Tehama Group Communications logo

Tehama Group Communications, a student-managed, on-campus public relations agency, provides its writing, social media strategy, and multimedia services to nonprofits at low or no cost, with clients including youth court, reading tutors, and domestic violence shelter programs.

Staffed by graduate students and faculty, the Chico State Autism Clinic provides North State families with assessments and a multisensory approach to learning to enhance the sensory, motor, communicative, and cognitive skills of children with autism.