Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

CCLC Programs

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center offers a variety of programs that enhance leadership development, cultural awareness, community education, and the creation of constructive social change.

Since opening our doors in 2007, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center has been able to provide an environment for students to explore the concepts of diversity in all its forms. We're looking forward to a great 2022-2023 school year with wonderful programs, celebrating the old and looking forward to the new. Take a look at our program lineup for this year, below.

Year-Round Programs

  • Intentional Interactions
    • Weekly activities created to provide opportunities for positive and intentional student interactions, with the main goal of building relationships. Please check out our calendar for upcoming Intentional Interactions.
  • Billie Jackson Library for the Culture
    • The CCLC curated a library of inclusive books for CCLC students. We are still accepting donations of gently used or new books. We have created an Amazon wish list with titles we need. Donations can be dropped at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in MLIB 172.
  • The League
    • The League is a program designed to empower high school students of color to pursue higher education through mentorship.
  • Men of CHICO
    • Men of CHICO aspires to provide leadership development to students of color on Chico State campus thorough Fall events and a Spring semester course.  All students, regardless of sex, race, color, or national origin, who are interested in the program’s mission and focus are welcome.
  • NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
    • The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professional in student affair and higher education.
  • CCLC Explores: Shades of Nature
    • Students looking to explore the outdoors in and around Chico State while making cultural connections are invited to join the CCLC on Shades of Nature. Lunch and transportation are provided to three beautiful spots around Butte County in both the fall and spring semesters. Students can reserve their space by coming to the CCLC in MLIB 172. Spaces are limited, however, so students are encouraged to register early. 

 Fall Programs

  • Wildcat Vibe (PDF)
    • Wildcat Vibe is designed to showcase culture through music. With the eclectic mix of music genres ranging from J-Pop, K-pop, and Bollywood to Latin Salsa, Hip Hop, and Jamaican. The goal of this night is to bring students into a safe and fun environment to dance the night away.

  • Posada Navideña
    • The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, The HUB, and Nu Alpha Kappa Inc.  collaborate to bring you the experience of   Posada  Navideña! You will have the opportunity to l earn about the origins of the Posada  Navideña  and enjoy a night full of music, food, community, and culture.  

students collecting candy from piñata

Spring Programs

  • Black History Month Events (February) (PDF)
  • Hmong Legacy (PNG)
    • Am I Hmong enough? Am I American enough? If you identify within the Hmong or Hmong American Community, join us for Hmong Legacy: My Culture, My Story. Hmong Legacy is a workshop series of reflective writing through storytelling. We will meet every Wednesday from 5:30-7PM in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center. This program is created for Hmong students to feel connected with other students, mentors, and staff on campus. It is an opportunity to build your confidence, connect to your roots and build relationships within your community. If you identify within the community or know anyone who is and might be interested, please spread the word out to them. Apply to participate(opens in new window) in this program, the first session will be Feb. 28th.
  • Women's History Month Events (March) (PDF)
  • AAPI Month Events (April) (PDF)
  • Holi Celebration (PDF) Group picture at the Holi Celebration