Commitment to Diversity

In his first convocation address in August of 2004, President Paul Zingg stated that Chico would be setting ambitious goals to add diversity to its campus community and to do more to engage the entire community in the challenging work of increasing awareness of, and respect for, diversity. To bring about the institutional change required to succeed in translating the diversity value into action, CSU, Chico has chosen to develop a Diversity Scorecard as a vehicle to mobilize institutional attention and action. The Scorecard project recognizes four interrelated dimensions of campus diversity: Access and Success, Campus Climate and Inter-group Relations, Education and Scholarship, and Institutional Viability and Vitality. For more complete information on our commitment to diversity, please visit the Chico State Values Diversity website.

While CSU, Chico is situated in a region that is marked by low racial and ethnic diversity, the School of Education faculty understand that we prepare educators to work in schools throughout the state of California, a state rich in racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic diversity. Our belief that schools have a responsibility to engage in democratic practices and to prepare students for democratic citizenship underscores the need for educators who can provide equitable access to education for all students.