Build our future

In a distinctive college-town setting, with faculty and staff dedicated to student success, Chico State provides what every great region and nation needs—public education that promotes creative thinking, problem-solving, and community values through real-world experiences. We are a top-10 public university in the West and rank as one of the nation's best returns on investment for students. 

By supporting Chico State's academics, athletics, and community programs with a leadership gift, you make the biggest impact on those transformed by the work we do. Your generosity allows the University to build the resources we need to remain leaders in:


Support students & faculty

College of Agriculture  

agriculture
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF AGRICUTLURE 

  • Undergraduates get hands-on training and participate in undergraduate research
  • Our University Farm is one of the nation's most sustainable
  • We established the first university-based Organic Dairy Program in the West
  • Annually, the farm:
    • serves as a laboratory for more than 20 academic courses
    • hosts 10,000 visitors
    • supplies meat and produce to 5,000 people

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

behavior sciences
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Students help faculty solve active criminal cases for law enforcement agencies nationwide
  • Undergraduates receive unparalleled legal training and aid to more than 14,000 people annually
  • Faculty and student researchers analyzed and assisted with Butte County's criminal justice realignment 
  • Our Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology helps students produce award-winning documentaries

College of Business

business
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

  • Our professional sales program is one of the best in the country
  • We established the first business information systems program in California
  • Accounting students gain hands-on experience helping the community
  • Center for Entrepreneurship helps students refine and fund business concepts through collegiate competitions

College of Communication & Education

Communication and education
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EDUCATION

  • We've trained educators since 1889 and now credential over 200 student-teachers annually
  • Our students are national leaders in student journalism
  • Students earn coveted internships
  • Students get real-world experience and help North State families through our:
    • Ability First Sports Camp
    • Center for Communication Disorders
    • Autism Clinic

College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Engineering
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

  • Students use classroom training to address real-world problems
  • Industry partnership means 100% job placement for Concrete Industry Management students 
  • Top graduate programs want our alums
  • Influential faculty advise public and private agencies
  • We're home to the California Pavement Preservation Center

College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Humanities
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS

  • Faculty and students win prestigious honors
  • Our galleries, North State Symphony, and Humanities Center promote arts and culture
  • Inspiring faculty are innovators and celebrated contributors in:
    • writing and literature
    • languages
    • comparative studies
    • philosophy and history
    • music, theatre, and art

College of Natural Sciences

student Maifeng Yang teaches nutrition classes to local children
SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES

  • Students empower local communities through hands-on internships
  • Our Nutrition and Food Science master’s program is one of the nation’s best
  • We're committed to diversity in STEM
  • We have a top-ranked online RN-to-BSN program
  • Faculty recognized as outstanding educators

Athletics


Track
SUPPORT ATHLETICS

  • Over the last decade, the Wildcats have been the most successful California Collegiate Athletic Association program. 
  • We consistently finish among the top 10 percent of NCAA Division II athletics departments in the nation. 
  • One in five of our student-athletes earned CCAA All-Academic recognition for sporting a GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Eleven of our head coaches have been named CCAA Coach of the Year at least once.

Support community programs

Chico State is dedicated to informing and engaging our local and extended communities. Tower Society members support a wide-range of programs, including:

These are only some of the Chico State programs that benefit the public. Our development officers can help you direct leadership gifts to any area of interest.