Are Peer Educators
Each spring CADEC
(Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center) involves the
Greek community and other campus organizations in a “Fun
Without Alcohol” event that brings more than 1,000 schoolchildren
on campus for a day filled with games and education. CADEC’s
peer educators completed the National Peer Education Certification
program in February 2003. CADEC
has participated in the “Wanna Know?” program,
a social norming program designed to give students accurate
information about their own and their peers’ substance
use. It is based on successful programs at other universities
that have reduced drinking.
Hands-On Service and Learning
The CAVE (Community
Action Volunteers in Education) student staff is responsible
for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit service organization
that places 1,800 volunteers in programs for children, hospitals,
seniors, adult literacy groups, and more. Staff positions
provide hands-on learning coupled with academic courses. CAVE
extends classroom learning experience and challenges students
to apply skills and techniques to real-life situations. CAVE
has been serving the community since 1966.
Students Provide Legal Information
Legal Information Center (CLIC), established in 1970 as
the Public Law Internship Program, is a student-managed organization
that provides free legal information and referrals and presents
seminars and workshops to the population of Butte county.
Student paralegal interns staff the office and provide free
legal representation to clients. Student program directors
supervise the performance of paralegal interns, and two student
administrative directors supervise the program directors.
CLIC is funded
primarily through Associated Students and a grant from the
City of Chico.