University Public Engagement

University Public Engagement (UPE) is a broad spectrum campus unit within the division of University Advancement. With special responsibility for public event oversight, UPE manages the Chico Performances presenting program, the National Public Radio affiliate Northstate Public Radio KCHO & KFPR, the University Box Office, and the historical performance venue Laxson Auditorium.

The mission of the Chico State office of University Public Engagement is to enrich and improve the cultural and civic vitality of the communities we serve by providing access to arts, entertainment, news, and ideas. We actively encourage people to participate and become involved, whether that be experiencing a performance, becoming an informed community member by listening to public radio, or by attending an athletic event or commencement ceremony. We are a patron-centered service provider whose goal is to deliver to our patrons and our client’s patrons a fulfilling experience.


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