Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Temporary Virtual Services

Due to COVID-19, as of March 18th, 2020, The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center will not be open physically, but we are accessible and available to all students virtually. We will be continuing to provide services including virtual programming, dialogue and support groups during these times.

If you would like to connect to any of our services, please contact or any of the staff at the 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 in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, zip 747, or e-mailed 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19th, 2021.


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 CSU, Chico's Associated Students.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that once sustained the Mechoopda people for centuries.