Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding Award

Nomination forms for the Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding Award are available now!

Faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Chico is invited to nominate individual students or recognized student organizations for the Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding Award.  The recipient will be presented $500 and the recipient's name will be placed on a perpetual plaque, which resides in the Student Life and Leadership office.  Applications for this award may be sent to Shawnya Abrams e-mail to

Selection Criteria:

This award will be granted to an individual student or recognized student organization and may be in the form of leadership, programs, and events, or other noteworthy activities they were engaged in. In your proposal please indicate the following:

  • The extent to which the activity increased multicultural understanding.

Enhancing multicultural understanding: creating, developing, or fostering opportunities to educate the campus and/or community about multicultural communities.

  • The number of people who were affected.
  • The quality of the program activity.
  • Demonstrate a sustained ongoing commitment to a project or initiative that increased multicultural understanding.

Forms are now available (PDF). Nominations must originate from current CSU, Chico faculty, staff, or student and must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25th, 2022.


Our Mission 

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center values and respects the richness and understanding that diversity brings. The Center exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel respected, connected, and affirmed.

Through a holistic approach of leadership development, cultural awareness, community education, and the creation of a constructive social change, we aspire to create transformational opportunities between and for all people that fosters community engagement.

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is partially funded by AS new logo