Tower Society

Areas to Support

Empower Our Success

In a distinctive college-town setting, with faculty and staff dedicated to student success, Chico State provides what every great region and nation needs—public education that promotes creative thinking, problem-solving, and community values through real-world experiences. We are a top-10 public university in the West and rank as one of the nation's best returns on investment for students.

By supporting Chico State's academics, athletics, and community programs with a leadership gift, you make the biggest impact on those transformed by the work we do. Your generosity allows the University to build the resources we need to remain leaders in:

  • Sustainability
  • Study Abroad
  • Community Service and Civic Engagement
  • Student Experience
  • Online Education

Support Students & Faculty

Students feeds a calf.

College of Agriculture

  • Undergraduates get hands-on training and participate in undergraduate research
  • Our University Farm is one of the nation's most sustainable
  • We established the first university-based Organic Dairy Program in the West
  • Annually, the farm:
    • serves as a laboratory for more than 20 academic courses
    • hosts 10,000 visitors
    • supplies meat and produce to 5,000 people
Support Agriculture
Students work in the Human Identification Laboratory.

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

  • Students help faculty solve active criminal cases for law enforcement agencies nationwide
  • Undergraduates receive unparalleled legal training and aid to more than 14,000 people annually
  • Faculty and student researchers analyzed and assisted with Butte County's criminal justice realignment 
  • Our Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology helps students produce award-winning documentaries
Support Behavioral & Social Sciences
A group of business student interacting with each other.

College of Business

  • Our professional sales program is one of the best in the country
  • We established the first business information systems program in California
  • Accounting students gain hands-on experience helping the community
  • Center for Entrepreneurship helps students refine and fund business concepts through collegiate competitions
Support Business
Students smiling at commencement.

College of Communication & Education

  • We've trained educators since 1889 and now credential over 200 student-teachers annually
  • Our students are national leaders in student journalism
  • Students earn coveted internships
  • Students get real-world experience and help North State families through our:
    • Ability First Sports Camp
    • Center for Communication Disorders
    • Autism Clinic
Support Communication and Education
Students working on rebuilding Honey Run Covered Bridge.

College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

  • Students use classroom training to address real-world problems
  • Industry partnership means 100% job placement for Concrete Industry Management students
  • Top graduate programs want our alums
  • Influential faculty advise public and private agencies
  • We're home to the California Pavement Preservation Center
Support Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management
A painting student pauses in front of her work

College of Humanities & Fine Arts

  • Faculty and students win prestigious honors
  • Our galleries, North State Symphony, and Humanities Center promote arts and culture
  • Inspiring faculty are innovators and celebrated contributors in:
    • writing and literature
    • languages
    • comparative studies
    • philosophy and history
    • music, theatre, and art
Support Humanities and Fine Arts
A student works on his experiment in the chemistry lab.

College of Natural Sciences

  • Students empower local communities through hands-on internships
  • Our Nutrition and Food Science master’s program is one of the nation’s best
  • We're committed to diversity in STEM
  • We have a top-ranked online RN-to-BSN program
  • Faculty recognized as outstanding educators
Support Natural Sciences
A student athlete passes the baton to her peer in a track competition


  • Over the last decade, the Wildcats have been the most successful California Collegiate Athletic Association program. 
  • We consistently finish among the top 10 percent of NCAA Division II athletics departments in the nation. 
  • One in five of our student-athletes earned CCAA All-Academic recognition for sporting a GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Eleven of our head coaches have been named CCAA Coach of the Year at least once.
Support Wildcat Athletics

Support Scholarships

You can make a leadership gift of $1,500 or more to an existing scholarship fund by searching our online giving form and/or visiting our main Giving website to learn how to establish a new scholarship. 

Support Community Programs

Chico State is dedicated to informing and engaging our local and extended communities. Tower Society members support a wide-range of programs, including:

These are only some of the Chico State programs that benefit the public. Our development officers can help you direct leadership gifts to any area of interest.