The Campaign for Chico State

With small-town roots and global ambition, Chico State is ready to give the world what it needs. You can empower future leaders with knowledge, skills, and heart. Together, they will transform what tomorrow holds.

Empowering student success
Two students work together on laptops in the library.

$4.2 million grant promotes student success in science, engineering, and agriculture.

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Recognized as a top value
Students laugh together in front of the student union.

Money Magazine says we’re one of the 100 Best Colleges for Your Money.

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Tomorrow’s engineers are changing lives
Close-up of a student’s hands working with a circuit board.

Students mentor and build prosthesis for teen.

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Expanding hands–on learning
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Lab renovation expands hands–on learning.

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Promoting creativity with scholarships
Professor Katie Whitlock embraces a costumed student before a theatre performance.

Scholarship honors professor Katie Whitlock’s magic.

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Why donors give back
Thumbnail image of Trinity Tower from the Tower Society video.

“Chico State was so important to me—it’s about emotionally giving back.”
—Keith Bewley (’78)

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This is a campaign to change lives, uplift communities, and inspire environmental and social responsibility. To support students and faculty who drive technology, innovation, and intellectual exchange. To work across disciplines and cultures and instill a generous spirit.

It’s going to take people who believe in something bigger, who are ready to lead us to new heights. To invest in new possibilities.