Student Transition And Retention Center

Women of Excellence

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Diversity | Knowledge | Empowerment | Leadership

Women of Excellence is a University program that aims to empower, guide, and support women of color at CSU, Chico. Women of Excellence exists to improve persistence, retention, and academic excellence for all participating students. We serve our historically underserved and underrepresented self-identified female students (Native American, African American, Latinx, Hmong, Pacific Islander).

Students within the Women of Excellence program are committed scholars, activists, and campus leaders. The Women of Excellence cohorts experience a variety of career-readiness workshops and speaking engagements before graduating.

Each Fall, the program consists of a cohort of students enrolled in MCGS 145: Learning from Women of Color in Leadership. Both introspective and expansive, the course provides participating students the opportunity to engage and think differently about life during and after college. This Spring we are actively programming and inviting new students to join the program! All students, regardless of sex, race, color, or national origin, who are interested in the program’s mission and focus are welcome.

 Join us at an upcoming event by signing up at the links below!