Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Academic and Support Programs

Diverse Academic Majors

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Brianna Ellis is the Equity Initiatives Coordinator within Academic Advising on campus. With a focus on equity, she is excited to guide students to success throughout the college process. 

Brianna is one of many advisors available to help and is happy to refer and advocate students to an appropriate academic or support program.

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Brianna Ellis

Programs Supporting Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Works with staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members to ensure that all aspects of campus life— learning, working, and living—are universally accessible.

Aims to increase and diversify enrollment in our graduate programs and support undergraduates in discovering, preparing for, and finding their way to postbaccalaureate study at Chico State and beyond.

Provides academic support, academic assistance (one-stop tutoring help for all students in BSS majors), test preparation, study and writing skills, professional development, supplemental instruction, financial aid and scholarship application assistance, and peer mentoring.

Offers the following programs: Business Tutoring Services, Peer Mentoring Program, Professional Attire Fund, Professional Development Workshops, Laptop Checkout Program, Special Activity Club Grant, and Lunch Connections.

Addresses issues of professional preparation for teachers of language minority and culturally diverse students. Prepares professionals to serve California's 1.2 million English learners (20.4% of the total student enrollment).

Offers support, resources, and opportunities to Chico State’s underrepresented students majoring in engineering, computer science, construction management, natural sciences, and agriculture.

Serves and supports first-generation, low income and traditionally under-represented learners, from outreach to graduation, with personalized attention to their academic goals and individual journey.

Provides free legal information to students and community members, and paralegal internship opportunities for students.

Exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel respected, connected and affirmed through the provision of leadership development, cultural awareness, community education, and constructive social change.

Supports students and community members who are undocumented or come from mixed-status families.

Improves the access and retention of low-income and first-generation college students through Summer Bridge, learning communities, advising, and community engagement programming.

Prepares and motivates low-income, first generation junior high and high school students for success in postsecondary education.

Provides academic advising and support for ECC students.

Strives to empower all students through its three student-led programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, and the Trans Program. Challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize, by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services.

Provides various kinds of support for degree-seeking international students and scholars, US students studying abroad and participants in international training programs.

Supports underrepresented students who are working toward bachelors degrees in science, engineering, or mathematics.

Works to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ+.

Cultivates a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression are valued, respected, appreciated, and celebrated. Serves as a resource to our campus community by providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and support for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions.

Works with students, staff, faculty, and community members to ensure that Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and CSU ATI standards are met in all aspects of the University.

Supports the educational goals of current and former foster youth, as well as unaccompanied homeless youth.

Offers services to increase academic achievement among first-year students who are part of the Chico Student Success Center.

Provides valuable teaching and learning tools to support students, teacher credential candidates, and area classroom teachers in improving international studies and multicultural education in Northeastern California schools

Supports and advocates for victims and survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking through crisis intervention, prevention education, resources and referrals.

Protects the rights of students, staff, and faculty and ensures due process.

Empowers students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners through the use of student-centered academic support in diverse, inclusive learning environments. Provides comprehensive academic support and skills development through Subject and Writing Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Study Skills support.

Provides assistance to eligible college students (first-generation college and low-income, or have a documented disability) in meeting their academic, financial, and career goals through such programs as financial literacy, orientation, grad school prep, and academic support.

Provides a place for academic preparation and support for historically underserved students through educational collaboration and innovative approaches.

Creates connections with local tribal communities in order to increase the enrollment and graduation outcomes of Native American students.

Serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree with the goal of increasing the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Helps veterans and their families succeed at Chico State by helping them receive their educational benefits and providing information about veterans resources on campus and in the community.

Provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to students, develops student leaders,and serves a broad base of community needs.