The Chico Experience

There is a clear and remarkably widespread view that Chico State has a unique and much beloved character that enhances the experience of all members of the campus community. Known as the "Chico Experience," it includes a wonderful college-town atmosphere, a friendly climate on the campus, a strong sense of community, distinctive and innovative programs, superior academic technologies, exceptional levels of student support, and the pride taken in contributions to the community and the environment. Over the years, Chico State has been particularly commended for its "remarkable commitment of the faculty, staff, and administration to student learning and student success."

This "Chico Experience" is believed to enhance student learning and student success.  The Chico Experience research project is designed to begin to articulate and assess the dimensions of the Chico Experience so that they may be leveraged to support further student learning and student success.