Hmong Students Win Multicultural Award
The Hmong Students Association (photo at right) received the 2007 Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding Award for their contribution to the development of a positive multicultural environment on campus. The organization conducted financial aid and college application workshops and presented a Promoting Higher Education Conference, during which prominent Hmong educators and professionals spoke about education, communication, parenting, and other social topics.
In the Up ’til Dawn national collegiate fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in November 2006, CSU, Chico students surpassed last year’s second place to finish first in the country. Their total of $186,000 was the highest money-raising project ever, with the highest number of participants writing the highest number of solicitation letters.
African American Fraternity Celebrates 25 Years on Campus
The Kappa Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, CSU, Chico’s oldest African American fraternity, celebrated its 25th anniversary in October 2006. The fraternity emphasizes academic achievement and hosts a “Kappa-demics” group, where members gather to study and older members mentor younger members.