Office of Civic Engagement


With an overall goal of producing and supporting civic minded graduates, the work of civic engagement at Chico State is multi-faceted. Our vision is to have opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community to work together to solve local issues and instill in all of us a sense of place and civic-mindedness. This can be achieved through:

  • Open and collaborative approaches to the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with the broader community.
  • Cohesive, meaningful community-based experiences based on both well-established and innovative approaches that lead new generations of increasingly diverse students to become civic-minded, engaged members of a democratic society.
  • Fostering the university's civic and educational mission through creative, effective civic pedagogies that address issues of public importance, such as sustainability and social justice in a culturally diverse society.
  • Curricular and co-curricular activities, university policies and resource allocations that reflect our commitment to civic engagement, supported by a well-funded and sufficiently staffed Office of Civic Engagement.