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Student Transition And Retention Center

Women of Excellence

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, 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). 

Each semester the program consists of a cohort of 40 young women. Providing them the opportunity to engage and think differently about life during and after college, showing them what is possible to ensure the success of each member. Students within the Women of Excellence program participate in workshops on professional attire, résumé building, and interview preparation before attending a CSU, Chico career fair.