Statements on Recent Executive Order

Dear Campus Community,

I would like to reaffirm that Chico State stands with the CSU and our sister campuses in our commitment to providing a safe environment for all of our staff, faculty, and students to work and study, regardless of background, religious affiliation, and nationality. The latest Executive Order imposing immigration and international travel restrictions has intensified anxiety and concerns throughout our state. In response, Chancellor Timothy P. White issued the statement below on Monday, January 30, 2017, on behalf of the California State University, 23 campus presidents, the California State Student Association, and the Academic Senate. I felt it was important to share this message with you.

Chico State will continue to seek ways to support any member of our campus community who is potentially impacted by travel or immigration restrictions. We also are developing plans to ensure ample opportunities for constructive dialogue. The sense of community and inclusivity that we value and demonstrate on our campus will not be diminished.

Gayle E. Hutchinson
CSU, Chico


CSU Statement on President Trump's Executive Order

The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community. 

We are deeply troubled by President Trump's recent executive order that stands in stark contrast to the fundamental tenets of the California State University. We believe in the free exchange of ideas globally, central to which is our ability to welcome and interact with those from around the world.  

When something threatens our ability to think beyond our borders and learn from the world as a whole, we will oppose it. When something impacts anyone in our CSU community – especially the most vulnerable – it impacts us all.  

Therefore, we oppose the divisiveness of the recent executive order, and we stand with state and national officials in requesting that the President reconsider this policy.

Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University

David Lopez
President, California State Student Association

Christine Miller
Chair, Academic Senate of the California State University

Jeffrey D. Armstrong
President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Erika D. Beck
President, CSU Channel Islands

Joseph I. Castro
President, Fresno State University

Soraya M. Coley
President, Cal Poly Pomona

Jane Close Conoley
President, CSU Long Beach

William A. Covino
President, Cal State Los Angeles

Thomas A. Cropper
President, CSU Maritime Academy

Mildred García
President, CSU Fullerton

Willie J. Hagan
President, CSU Dominguez Hills

Dianne F. Harrison
President, CSU Northridge

Karen S. Haynes
President, CSU San Marcos

Elliot Hirshman
President, San Diego State University

Gayle E. Hutchinson
President, CSU Chico

Ellen N. Junn
President, CSU Stanislaus

Horace Mitchell
President, CSU Bakersfield

Tomás D. Morales
President, CSU San Bernardino

Leroy M. Morishita
President, CSU East Bay

Robert S. Nelsen
President, Sacramento State University

Eduardo M. Ochoa
President, CSU Monterey Bay

Mary A. Papazian
President, San José State University

Lisa A. Rossbacher
President, Humboldt State University

Judy K. Sakaki
President, Sonoma State University

Leslie E. Wong
President, San Francisco State University

Dia S. Poole
President, CSU Alumni Council​