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


Policies, Reports, and Priorities