Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Our Commitment

to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Discrimination and inequities in our society have unjustly impacted communities of color and people of varied ethnicities, origins, sexualities, gender identities, religions, ability, body size, and many other intersectional identities. Because of this, historically underserved populations have not had equal access or opportunity for educational success.

Chico State has intentionally made equity, diversity, and inclusion the University’s top Strategic Plan priority in order to challenge and change the status quo on our campus and in society.


We commit to

Honoring the distinct values, beliefs, identities, and cultures of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Providing the educational tools and resources for our students, faculty, and staff to understand, challenge, and change historical discrimination and oppression through interdisciplinary and international experiences.

Examining our own institutional practices to uncover and eliminate biases and barriers so that all Wildcats can be successful here.

Moving beyond being an institution that welcomes diverse populations to one that serves and allows people to truly thrive.

Several portraits are on display for the Dear World Photo Exhibit in the Kendall Hall Rotunda
Portraits are on display for the Dear World photo exhibit in Kendall Hall. View more Dear World photos(opens in new window).


Highlights from 2020–2021

Human Resources hired an EDI Recruitment and Retention Specialist to strengthen institutional policies and practices related to increasing workforce diversity.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Dispute Resolution (EODR) is hiring for a position to lead a Bias Incident reporting system and to offer a restorative justice approach to dispute resolution.

Chico State received 4 out of 5 stars from Campus Pride for its support of the LGBTQ+ campus community.

In 2021 CSU, Chico received two US Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grants totaling $7.78 Million.

  • Title V HSI Grant for $2.79 Million for Project Destino.
  • Title III HSI STEM Grant for $4.99 Million for Project CSC2+.

Policies, Reports, and Priorities