LEAD (Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers) “Dreaming Without Boundaries” Conference

The “Dreaming Without Boundaries” conference educates and promotes awareness about “Dream” students and the obstacles they overcome to achieve higher education. Dream students are undocumented immigrants who attend college, usually as the first person in their families to do so. The conference is organized by the group LEAD - Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers.

Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion

Each semester, the CSU, Chico Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents several lunchtime Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion that are open to the entire campus community.  Many subjects have been covered over the years and have included information about – and the concerns of – people of various ethnicities, veterans, the poor, people with physical disabilities, the mentally ill, GLBTQ people, and many others. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues around identity.

International Forums


The CSU, Chico Office of International Education sponsors International Forums during the spring and fall semesters. Every week, a speaker shares his/her knowledge and views of countries from the five continents. As an open forum, this gathering allows ample participation from faculty, students, and members of the local Chico community. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (530) 898-5415.

Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance

The Indigenous Earth Relations Alliance Conference at CSU, Chico focuses on concerns of local and regional tribal people regarding our relationships with the earth, and how the campus community can most effectively work in solidarity with indigenous peoples to address important contemporary issues of land management. This effort is driven by both a desire and need to hear from indigenous communities about land management and sustainability on occupied lands of what is now known as California State University, Chico.

STOP Human Trafficking

Unfortunately, human slavery is not a thing of the past. STOP Human Trafficking is a CSU, Chico student organization that works to educate people about the shocking realities of human trafficking as it exists today. Through education, the organization hopes to spur others to activism and advocacy to end modern-day slavery. The presentations below took place during the organization’s Human Trafficking Awareness Week activities in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Middle East Studies Symposium

Middle East Studies Symposium

California State University, Chico’s Middle East Studies Symposium is hosted by the University’s Middle Eastern Studies Minor and Political Equilibrium in the Middle East and North Africa (PEMENA). Students from universities and colleges from around the U.S. and overseas present papers on a variety of topics related to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. The symposium also features Middle Eastern food and music.

The Writer's Voice


The mission of the English major at CSU, Chico is to provide students with effective learning opportunities in the areas of American, British, and international literature; composition and rhetoric; creative writing; literary editing and publishing; and linguistics. One of the ways this mission is supported is through The Writer’s Voice series, sponsored by the CSU, Chico English Department. These presentations feature writers of diverse genres, from fiction to non-fiction to poetry.

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquiums

The primary mission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to provide high quality mathematics education to mathematics majors, to students in other majors enrolled in mathematical content courses, to students in general education courses, and to students in developmental mathematics courses. As a service to the College and University, it also is part of the department’s mission to provide leadership and expertise in questions of mathematics and statistics as necessary across the disciplines.

Biological Sciences Academic Forums

The Biological Sciences Department’s mission is to prepare biology majors for the next step in their careers; to educate and train the next generation of biological scientists; to provide all students at CSU, Chico with an opportunity to learn how science is done and to learn about important, significant, and relevant biological knowledge needed by citizens; to contribute to the expansion of our knowledge about biology; and, to serve as a resource of biological expertise for the campus and surrounding community.

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management Executive Lecture Series

The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) prepares students for successful professional careers in applied science, engineering, and technology. Students are educated to be successful leaders and innovators capable of meeting complex challenges.