Cross-Cultural Leadership Center



Nomination Forms for the Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding Award are Available Now!

EMU Award Nomination 2019 (PDF)

Faculty, staff, and students of California State University, Chico are 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, dropped off at MLIB 172 front desk 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 sustained ongoing commitment to project or initiative that increased multicultural understanding.

Forms are available on the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center website. Nominations must originate from current CSU, Chico faculty, staff, or student and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019.

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.

Six Pillars of Success

Interpersonal Relationships

Building intentional, cross-cultural relationships that upholds the value and dignity of all people is foundational to the work that we do.

Community Building

We are committed to building up the relationships and support infrastructure within diverse communities that increases the visibility and representation culturally inclusive communities on campus. 

Identity Exploration

Self-awareness is critical to one’s empowerment. Through understanding one’s story and experiences within a larger social framework is essential in equipping students to lead and create transformation within themselves and others.

Cultural Competency

Cultural awareness, knowledge and empathy are critical to the holistic academic experience of our students.

Transformational Leadership

We believe in the power of using our influence to create change in individuals and social systems. We aspire to create valuable and positive change within others that develops followers into leaders that promote diversity and inclusion.


By embracing our cultural and intellectual heritage, the CCLC supports student leadership in advancing our collective vision for community empowerment and social justice. 

Fall Events

CCLC Welcome Events
August 29

Wildcat Vibe
August 30

Trinity Commons

Dinner & A Story
September 5

Welcome Series

5:30pm – 8:00pm
MLIB 172

Dinner & A Story
September 12

Welcome Series

5:30pm – 8:00pm
MLIB 172

Dinner & A Story
September 19

Welcome Series
Native Community

5:30pm – 8:00pm
MLIB 172

Open House
September 20

3:30pm - 5:00pm
MLIB 172

Dinner & A Story
September 26

Welcome Series
Black African American

5:30pm – 8:00pm
MLIB 172