For Students

Minor in Gerontology 

The School of Social Work at CSU, Chico offers a minor in gerontology for undergraduate students.

Certificate in Gerontology

The School of Social Work at CSU, Chico offers a certificate in gerontology for undergraduate students.

Hartford Partnership Programs for Aging Education (HPPAE)

The School of Social Work offers the John A. Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education (HPPAE) grant for students in the Master of Social Work program at CSU, Chico to participate in a year-long training in gerontology.

Careers in Aging 

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education offers a comprehensive website with career opportunities in aging and areas of study.


ElderCollege is an opportunity for persons age 60 and over to take Chico State classes on a non-credit, space-available basis with the permission of the instructor, for the low cost of $60 per semester. As a guest in the course, you'll gain the knowledge you desire without required homework. ElderCollege is a great way to explore new disciplines and enjoy learning for the joy of it.

Stanford Geriatric Education Center

Provides a variety of multidisciplinary ethnogeriatric programs and curriculum resource materials to educate health care professionals on the cultural issues associated with aging and health.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become an ICOA Intern

Volunteer with our center on campus! - Intern Application

CAVE: Adopted Grandparent

Volunteers participate in personal visits with a "grandparent" matched by both of their personal interests.

CAVE: Senior Circle

A group of students meets with a group of older adults in assisted living facilities in Chico and participate in various activities together.

The Peg Taylor Center 

An adult day health center for older adults and adults with disabilities.


Passages' volunteer opportunities include professional training and support to ensure volunteers are capable and comfortable to meet critical needs within your community.

The Terraces 

An independent and assisted living community designed to help older adults lead an active and positive lifestyle.