Our Democracy

Campus Resources

Find campus resources and support from the offices and organizations listed below, in the following areas:

Civic Engagement
Civil Rights
DACA/Dreamer/AB540
Health and Safety
LGBTQ+

Civic Engagement

Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
CAVE’s mission is to provide Chico State students with meaningful volunteer opportunities, to develop student leaders, and to serve a broad base of community needs. Established in 1966, the student-run programs serve children, older adults, people experiencing homelessness as well as working on environmental projects and with local animal shelters.

First-Year Experience (FYE) Program
FYE is designed to help student successfully transition to University life, with an emphasis on academic and civic engagement and social well-being. FYE coordinates the annual Chico Great Debate and Town Hall programs, as well as many events related to the Book in Common.

Office of Civic Engagement
The office promotes, strengthens, sustains, and recognizes civic engagement initiatives that are consistent with the strategic priorities of CSU, Chico, based on respectful partnerships with the broader community, and aimed at developing socially and environmentally responsible students, faculty, and staff. 

Civil Rights

Accessibility Resource Center
The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) works with staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members to ensure that all aspects of campus life—learning, working, and living—are universally accessible. We promote and facilitate awareness and access through accommodations, training, and partnerships.

Asian/Pacific American Resources
Clubs and Organizations list, supporting students who identify as Asian or Pacific American.

Black/African American Student Resources
Clubs or campus organizations that support students who identify as Black or African American

Black Faculty and Staff Association
It is the Black Faculty and Staff Association’s mission to foster healthy and nurturing relationships among Chico State’s black students, faculty, staff, and community. In doing so, they act as mentors to students and new professionals.

Campus Assessment Response and Education (CARE) Team
CARE is dedicated to promoting the safety and wellness of the Chico State campus community by addressing situations where students are displaying behaviors that are disruptive, threatening, or concerning in nature. Make a report (PDF) of bias incidents by emailing the report form to care@csuchico.edu.

Chicano/Latino Council (CLC)
The CLC's goals are to address Chican@/Latin@ concerns; further the understanding of the social and political climate in the Chican@/Latin@ community; and promote cultural awareness, leadership development, and the academic and professional advancement of Chican@s/Latin@s. CLC acts as a resource and advisory body for individuals and groups to pursue Chicano/Latino issues.

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
CLIC is a student-run nonprofit organization that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 40 years.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC)
The CCLC values and respects the richness and understanding that diversity brings.

Interdisciplinary Center on Aging (ICOA)
The ICOA strives toward developing and demonstrating the best practices for meeting the challenges and maximizing the opportunities of an aging society.

Jewish Student Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations for students who identify as Jewish.

Latin@ Student Clubs and Organizations
Latin@ student clubs and organizations.

Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS)
MCGS is an interdisciplinary program in women’s, ethnic, and sexual diversity studies that offers courses which draw from a variety of disciplines. The curriculum furthers the University’s goal of providing students with the knowledge and commitment to be socially responsible citizens in a diverse democracy and interconnected world.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Chico State Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has several resources outlined for different community members across the campus.

Political Science and Criminal Justice (POLS)
Students interested in politics, how and why government works the way it does, how society responds to crime, international issues and systems, political theory, or the law will find engaging courses through this department.

Veteran Education Support Team (VEST)
VEST promotes awareness of veterans’ issues throughout the campus community by providing a holistic approach to the delivery of veterans’ services. Collaboration among key campus service offices and community agencies facilitates the transition of veterans and their families from military life, through college, and on to their professional careers.

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DACA/Dreamer/AB540

Frequently Asked Questions: California State University System DACA Update - August 30, 2017

Chico State DACA Fact Sheet

Sponsor A DACA Wildcat

AB540 DREAM Student Resources
This website was created as a resource for Dream Students (undocumented/AB 540 students) at California State University, Chico. The content is designed to provide answers to frequently asked questions and to provide a support network for Dream Students.

CSU Chancellor White's Open Letter on Immigration Policy (pdf)
Letter from the CSU Chancellor dated November 17, 2016, highlights that:

  1. The CSU will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security or any other federal department for the enforcement of federal immigration law;
  2. Our university policy departments will not honor immigration hold requests; and
  3. Our university police do not contact, detail, question or arrest individuals solely on the basis of being—or suspected of being—a person that lacks documentation.

CSU Fact Sheet Regarding Rescission of DACA - September 5, 2017

Dream Student Support Team
An informal network of Chico State faculty and staff to help address the needs of undocumented/AB 540 students.

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Health and Safety

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
The Alex Project: Text "Listen" to 741741

Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC)
CADEC is committed to providing educational programs and services to the students, staff, and faculty of Chico State with the purpose of preventing substance misuse and to promote awareness and outreach within the community.

Campus Assessment Response and Education (CARE) Team
CARE is dedicated to promoting the safety and wellness of the Chico State campus community by addressing situations where students are displaying behaviors that are disruptive, threatening, or concerning in nature. Make a report (PDF) of bias incidents by emailing the report form to care@csuchico.edu.

Counseling Center
For students who need further assistance, the Counseling and Wellness Center has free urgent walk-in services located in the Student Services Center Room 430. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 898-6345.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is meant to provide professional assistance to state staff, faculty, and their families.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry
The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry provides nutritious food, food program assistance support, and referral services for students experiencing food insecurity (those not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food).

My Life Matters
Faculty and staff who need support can contact LifeMatters at 1-800-367-7474.

Safe Place
The mission of Safe Place is to support and advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking through crisis intervention, prevention education, resources and referrals.

Student Health Center (SHC)
The SHC can provide limited outpatient health services for acute, sub-acute illness, minor injuries and transitional care for chronic issues during weekdays. SHC services include basic medical care, limited mental health care, preventative care, health education, contraception, STI treatment, travel medicine and immunizations with the support of an onsite lab, pharmacy and x-ray services.

Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties
CSU Systemwide policy, updated October 5, 2016

Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. At Chico State, the Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University; including coordination of training and education communications; and coordination with Student Affairs, Human Resources and Faculty Affairs on the processing of complaints and grievances alleging discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation to the extent they fall under Title IX and other members of the University community.

UMatter: Self-Care Matters
UMatter is a comprehensive initiative that focuses on promoting positive mental health behaviors such as advocating for folks who are touched by mental illness; educating people about resources; conversing about mental health and stigma; embracing self-compassion, vulnerability, and mistakes; and modeling compassion for others and bystander intervention.

University Police Department
UPD provides a safe environment for our campus community through proactive, progressive, and professional law enforcement services. In addition to emergency services (dial 9-1-1 or activate a Blue Light Phone for immediate assistance), UPD provides campus and personal safety information/support, including the Campus Connection shuttle. Call 530-898-5555 for non-emergency services.

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LGBTQ+

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 / Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200

Chico State Pride
Our mission is to provide a safe place for all students on campus to respectfully discuss issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community and share our knowledge with the general student body. We strive to create leaders and support our members with political advocacy, education, and socialization.

Associated Students Gender and Sexual Equity Center (GSEC)
GSEC is a student-run activist organization, that strives to empower all students through its four programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, the Trans Program, and the Outreach Program.

LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association
This organization provides resources and/or mentoring for LGBTQ and questioning students, educating Chico State about issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and strengthening outreach to and retention of our LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students.

Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS)
MCGS is an interdisciplinary program in women’s, ethnic, and sexual diversity studies that offers courses which draw from a variety of disciplines. The curriculum furthers the University’s goal of providing students with the knowledge and commitment to be socially responsible citizens in a diverse democracy and interconnected world.

Transgender Task Force
The mission of the Transgender Task Force is to educate Chico State and the surrounding community about gender diversity and to make Chico State and Chico a more transgender-inclusive community.

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