Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Student Affairs

Students 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

The Community 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.


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