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…

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. Art galleries on the CSU, Chico campus include University Art Gallery, Janet Turner Print Museum, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, B-SO Space, and BMU Third Floor Art Gallery.

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.

Book in Common

A Book in Common is chosen each academic year by a group of university faculty and staff and community members. The Book in Common is a shared, community read, designed to promote discussion and understanding of important issues facing the broader community. Drawing on the themes of the book chosen, California State University, Chico, Butte Community College, the City of Chico, and Butte County sponsor a variety of events: panel discussions, lectures, and other public events.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center - “Passing on the Legacy” Series

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at CSU, Chico values and respects the richness and understanding that diversity brings. The Center exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel safe and respected.