Parent Advisory Council

parent advisory council

What is the Chico State Parent Advisory Council?

The Chico State Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is an organization of parents of current Chico State students who serve as a liaison between the university and all Chico State parents. The PAC works to engage parents of future, current, and past Chico State students in support of the university's mission and strategic plan.

The PAC meets two times per year, in October in conjunction with the Chico Experience Week, and the last Saturday in February. Parents come to the Chico State campus to interact with University President Gayle Hutchinson, vice presidents from advancement and student affairs, and representatives from campus departments who update the PAC on the status of current campus projects and programs. The PAC assists campus administrators in learning what's important to parents right now.

Get Involved

  • Ready, Set, Chico!
  • Choose Chico!
  • Chico Preview Day
  • Parent Reception
  • Senior Send-off
  • Family Weekend

In addition to attending meetings, PAC members assist the University with advocacy and outreach programs. The PAC leads the charge in writing to and calling state legislators to let our politicians know how important accessible higher education is to all of us. PAC members reach out to other parents, answering questions about what is going on at the University, and providing a valuable resource network.