Staff Council

Forms & Procedures

For eligibility see individual forms

Staff Excellence Awards

The nomination period for these award will close March 15, 2024. 

Visit our Staff Awards Page for more information(opens in new window)

'Cats Caught Being Awesome

Any Chico State staff employee is eligible to be nominated by any administrator, faculty, student, or staff peer.  Nominations are accepted from the first of each month through the 3rd Wednesday of each month through the 'Cats Caught Being Awesome Nomination Form(opens in new window)

Staff Academic Award

Staff Academic Award 2023-2024The application period for the Spring 2023 Award is February 5 - March 4.  This $1,000 award is sponsored by the Chico State administration and the University Foundation Board of Governors, and we thank them for funding this award.

Student Awards

Wildcat Sponsorship Award: The application period for Staff Council’s Wildcat Sponsorship Award will open in Spring 2024.  This award offers a Chico State student organization $2000 for a purpose that is meaningful to the student organization. Read more in the Application requirements (PDF) or on the Wildcat Sponsorship Application(opens in new window)

Shared Governance

Staff Representation on University-Wide Committees: Staff Council encourages all staff members, including stateside, CSE, and AS staff employees to consider serving on university-wide committees.  Every August, requests for seats to be filled are sent out using the shared governance participation request form.  Request forms are due by August 31, 2023.  In the case that more requests come in than seats that are available, it will go to a vote of all staff council with the majority vote being recommended for appointment. Staff member recommendations are given to the University President for final appointment. 

Staff Council

Area Ambassadors:  Staff representation on Staff Council are called Area Ambassadors.  Staff represent 19 areas on campus.  We currently have openings for additional Area Ambassadors, including Ambassadors-at-Large, who do not need to work in the are they represent.  Please contact the Staff Council for details if you are interested in becoming a Staff Council Area Ambassador at

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