Student Organizations & Activities

CLIC (Community Legal Information Center)

CLIC provides free legal information to the Chico community as well as surrounding areas. California State University, Chico student paralegal interns staff CLIC and provide free legal information in the forms of seminars, workshops, and limited representation to clients in administrative law hearings. To find out about opportunities to participate as an intern, visit their Web site, or call 898-4354.

CJSA (Criminal Justice Student Association)

The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an organization for students interested in the field of criminal justice. CJSA organizes activities to help students succeed in their chosen professions. For example, they have hosted résumé workshops, job recruiters, and information sessions regarding how to interview well. They also plan activities that are of interest to members such as prison tours and inviting professionals to talk about their careers. The organization is open to all CSU, Chico students interested in criminal justice, not just criminal justice majors. Contact faculty advisor, Professor Darin Haerle at, for more information.


CPSR (Consortium for Public Safety Research)

The Consortium for Public Safety Research (CPSR) is a collection of civic-minded Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty and students interested in the field of Criminal Justice. The CPSR was born with the desire to enhance public safety while providing opportunities for unique student lead learning experiences.  We provide expert consultation to the service area through student-engaged research projects with criminal justice and social service agencies. Our students conduct various levels of learning activities such as observations of correctional deputy/inmate interactions, database management, survey delivery, and participant-observer data collection. We are committed to developing a dedicated student body to serve future generations at California State University Chico. As of the Fall 2015 semester, we have included over 70 students from multiple programs and departments. Contact faculty advisor, Professor Jon Caudill at, for more information.

  1. Breaking Ground: Preliminary Report of Butte County Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Supervision Program
  2. Considering the Life-course of Crime: Contextualizing California’s AB 109 Offender Under Correctional Supervision
  3. Navigating the Storm: An Empirical Assessment of the Local Effects of California’s Criminal Justice Realignment

Model United Nations

Chico 's Model UN students have earned an international reputation for excellence during the past 15 years. Interested students take POLS 442 in the fall semester and compete at the American West conference in mid-November. The top performers then take POLS 340A and 340B in the spring to prepare for the National Model UN Conference (usually mid-spring semester). In 2005 more than 3200 students (40 percent from colleges outside the U.S.) competed, representing over 230 delegations. Contact Professor Crosby, faculty advisor. For more information visit their Web site


Pi Sigma Alpha

Chico State is home to the Upsilon Delta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Applications can be obtained from the political science department office. For more information, contact Professor Gibson,, faculty advisor.

Pre-Law Society

The CSU, Chico Pre-Law Society is a student-run organization that is devoted to providing the prospective law students at CSU, Chico with the opportunity to learn more about law school and the legal profession. The organization accomplishes this goal by hosting a diverse program of workshops, guest speakers, publications, and events. The CSU, Chico Pre-Law Society also sponsors and participates in campus events and field trips to area law schools and functions. Members can expect to develop a better understanding of the law school admissions process and preparedness for the LSAT. The organization is open to prospective law students of all majors. Contact Professor Mahalley Allen,, faculty advisor, for more information.