Witches and Communists: The Crucible and the Cold War

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Through a partnership with the California Department of Education, the National Humanities Center (NHC) is pleased to offer California educators free registration in a series of live, online professional development seminars for history, literature, and humanities teachers.

Children in Trauma 2011

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Featuring a keynote speaker from the Center for Disease Control, the 2011 Children In Trauma conference will provide a wealth of information on current research findings in child and adolescent bullying and violence, treatments, as well as options for emergency personnel, schools, and those caring for elders.  Learn more…

Salam Association

Salam Association is a CSU, Chico organization that aims to create a wide range of events, including speakers, to promote cross-cultural dialogue, discussion, and free exchange of ideas. In addition, the organization intends to provide a better understanding of different concepts of Islam and Islamic culture.



Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC)

The Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) is committed to providing evidence-based educational programs and services that raise campus awareness about alcohol and drug misuse. CADEC strives to engage, enable, and empower students to make responsible and healthy choices, especially in areas where substance misuse is a concern. CADEC’s goal is “to create a campus-wide, pro-active approach to alcohol prevention, which will result in a healthier and safer campus for our students.”

Library Brown Bag Lunch Talks

Meriam Library at California State University, Chico, is the largest library in Northern California from Sacramento to the California-Oregon border. To help students, faculty, and staff use this resource to its fullest, Library staff present a series of “brown bag lunch” workshops. These presentations explain library services, research options, standard information management practices, and more.


Black Lives Matter Teach-In: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

During fall semester 2016, a “Black in Chico” rally on campus and the Black Student Union’s candlelight vigil highlighted incidents of police brutality and officer-involved homicides within African-American communities in the United States. During two full days in October, faculty and students from various academic disciplines on campus held a “teach in.” Organizers described this event as “a series of practical, participatory, action-oriented lectures, presentations or discussions aimed at raising awareness” of this social/political issue. Below is a sampling of these sessions.

Art & Art History

The CSU, Chico Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to developing students’ critical thinking skills, creativity, knowledge of aesthetics, and awareness of our Western and non-Western art heritage. Using the highest standards and ideals in the study of the visual arts, the department seeks to provide a quality education in art education, art history, studio art, and interior design. There are four art galleries on the CSU, Chico campus.

Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is to provide support for students and recent alumni to build their own businesses.

The Center aims to help students move beyond the classroom, remove the barriers to success, and pave the way for a successful business launch. Each semester CFE hosts a variety of competitions and events to challenge students and expose them to real-world ideas. In addition, successful entrepreneurs come to campus to speak about their experiences.

The Peace Institute at California State University, Chico

The Peace Institute at CSU, Chico

The Peace Institute at California State University, Chico was founded in 2004 by faculty and members of the community. Its purpose is to present speakers and activities addressing peace and war, social justice, sustainability, reconciliation, and peace education.

Learn more and see upcoming events on The Peace Institute’s website.