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Office of Civic Engagement

Welcome to Civic Engagement

Chico State's Civic Engagement promotes, strengthens, sustains, and recognizes civic engagement initiatives that are consistent with the strategic priorities of CSU, Chico. We believe in respectful, mutual partnerships with the broader community that foster socially and environmentally responsible students, faculty, and staff. We work to engage students and faculty throughout our 12-county North State service area. Read our Strategic Plan (PDF).

Voter Registration

Chico State Civic Engagement supports Student Civic and Voter Empowerment.
Register to Vote or Check your Registration Status by October 19 in order to be prepared to vote by mail in the November 3 presidential election. After you register, find out what will be on your ballot

Mark your calendars: 

September 22:  National Voter Registration Day
October 6:  Official Ballot Dropbox installed outside of the BMU
October 19:  Last Day to Register to Vote (If you do not register to vote by Oct. 19, you may conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot by visiting your county elections office, a voter assistance center, or a designated satellite location up to and including, Election Day.)
October 31:   Voter Assistance Center opens in the BMU through Election Day.
Anyone not located in Butte County can find Where and How to Vote in your area.
November 3: ELECTION DAY

Vote California at

It's quick, easy, and fundamental. Your vote is your voice!

2020 Census

Go online to be counted up until September 30, 2020!

More information about the 2020 census.(opens in new window)

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, and we recognize the Mechoopda and 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.

CSU, Chico has been honored with the following distinctions:

American Democracy Project logo


National Voter Friendly Campus Designation by the Campus Vote Project