Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education (UED) advances equitable student success through curricular and co-curricular programs that attract students from diverse backgrounds and help them excel academically, build community, and launch life-long journeys of personal, intellectual, and civic discovery.  A hub of campus innovation and collaboration, UED leads the Chico State community in continuously improving the way we educate students for purpose and success in the contemporary world.

Our Programs 

Student Spotlight

Jordyn Kesting Student Spotlighted

Jordyn L. Kesting began working in First Year Experience (FYE) in 2019. She has served as a peer mentor and Chico Great Debate team lead and is currently the Program Lead for FYE. Jordyn’s experiences with FYE are a foundation for our whole organization as she brings a sense of continuity and institutional memory to all of our decisions.  Jordyn has been a key player in many aspects of FYE this past year, serving as a Program Lead, “serving” as a key descriptor for Jordyn.  She has been a mentor to both Events and Mentor Team Leads.  She has been a provider of training and encouragement.  She has also mentored another student to take her place as Program Lead next year.  Jordyn was instrumental in making hundreds of phone calls to FYE alumni to gather emails and help with our Giving Day communications.  FYE would not be where it is in this return to in-person activities without Jordyn. Read more about Jordyn (PDF).

Innovating for Student Success

Undergraduate Education’s programs span the student experience from high school outreach to meaningful first-year learning in and outside the classroom to faculty-mentored research and opportunities for professional development through peer mentoring, public event planning, and community-engaged educational research.

Driven by leading-edge learning theory, the collaborative professionals of Undergraduate Education work in partnership with faculty and staff across campus to design and support student-centered curricular and co-curricular innovation.

 Graduates from the College of Behaviorial and Social Sciences of the Class of 2018 at CSU, Chico

The CSU, Chico Graduation Initiative Advisory Team helps the campus focus efforts on student success and timely progress toward graduation with a quality baccalaureate degree. Learn more about the team and their mission here.(opens in new window)