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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

Civic Engagement is a liaison for Voter Registration & Education at Chico State. 2020 will bring both an early primary(opens in new window) in California and a new election model(opens in new window) in Butte County. It will also be the first time that we will have a voting center(opens in new window) here on campus.

Vote California at

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

2020 Census

The national census occurs every ten years and will be primarily online(opens in new window) for the first time in 2020. Census data determines funding for student loans, how many congressional seats a state receives, affects how much federal funding will be allocated to local community programs, and provides information about the changing demographics of the country.

Civic Engagement is partnering with local community organizations to educate the campus and community about the importance of a complete count. April 1st is National Census day – Be counted!

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:

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National Voter Friendly Campus Designation by the Campus Vote Project