For their final project, "Agricultural Leadership" students raised more than $35,000 in toys, blankets, backpacks, gift cards, and other gifts for schools and families directly impacted by the Camp Fire.
It took Chico State alum Zac Acker less than three minutes to sketch out the design, & when he posted it on the 12 Volt Tattoo Facebook page, it was clear the #ButteStrong design was a remembrance for what Paradise residents had lost in the Camp Fire—as well as what it still had.
Answering the call to raise money for the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, brewers from across the country have signed on to sell Resilience, an IPA crafted from donated ingredients and packaged in Sierra Nevada cans.
Some teammates are just teammates. But when one member of the Chico State Cycling Team asked for help building a line break around his home as the Camp Fire marched through the foothills, his teammates didn’t hesitate to help.
With Phi Kappa Tau leading the way in rounding up donations, Chico State fraternities and sororities came together with a big day-one donation drive to provide for evacuees and victims of the Camp Fire.
School of Education students joined educators from across Butte County to Color a Classroom with Love, providing Paradise teachers who lost their classrooms in the Camp Fire with a start on the supplies they need to resume teaching.
Dozens of cots lined East Avenue Church in tidy rows, a stark contrast to the chaos from which Camp Fire evacuees fled. Every face reflected the effects of exhaustion mixed with terror, the air of uncertainty as thick as the smoke outside.
When a group of Chico State students found a Camp Fire evacuation shelter in need of aid to track those in its care who were displaced, establish a medical records system, and help with filling prescriptions, they launched into action.
In the wake of the Camp Fire, all volunteers are being routed through the nonprofit Caring Choices. Students, employees, and alumni are helping lead the charge of vetting and assigning applicants where they are needed most.
After a 2016 report showed nearly one in four students in the California State University system is going hungry, Chico State aims to ensure no student faces food or housing insecurity while in pursuit of an education.
Whether photographing childhood slavery in Ghana, improving health care in an impoverished puebla in Colombia, or offering an education to Myanmar refugees facing an unknown future in Thailand, three alumni share two things in common: big hearts and a belief in social justice.
The Beavers, Inc., a professional construction organization, has a long history of honoring the leaders of today’s heavy construction industry and supporting the people who will shape its future—our students.
A new program turns donor dollars into real-world opportunities for students. The University’s Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA) was one of 19 programs to receive more than $250,000 in support.
Students help more than 16,000 people every year through the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC). Most clients are low-income, with no access to legal resources. A legal studies scholarship supports students who gain one-of-a-kind legal training at the undergraduate level.
Alum recruits students to Hewlett-Packard (HP) and drives the company's support of Chico State's computer science and computer engineering programs. He says Wildcats graduate ready to solve real problems and mentors interns and young professionals like Naomi Miller ('14).
Chico State's Resource for International Studies in Education (RISE) Library brings world cultures to the North State's K-12 classrooms. The collection has been donated by faculty, including Professor Emeritus Tom Johnson, who travel the globe for their research.
As recipients of the California Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon President’s Scholarship, freshman Brian Harris and junior Daniel Phelan each carry not one, but two Wildcat legacies: their family’s and that of Chico State’s earliest and proudest Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni.
Alumni can connect all the good in their lives back to Chico State, including their successful careers and most important relationships. Their son is also a proud Wildcat. To honor their family's Chico Experience, they established the first faculty fellowship in the College of Business to attract top accounting professors.
Education, at any age, has the power to uplift and transform. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at
Chico State provides a community of exploration to more than 1,000 North State residents who are 50 years and older. Because of its impact, OLLI was awarded a second $1 million grant by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
Before becoming the first Wildcat to receive the NCAA Degree Completion Award, a family's scholarship helped star softball player Emily McEnaney overcome the financial obstacles she faced after mom passed away suddenly during her first semester at Chico State.
Mike and Robyn Prime say their lives would have been "totally different" without the Chico State men’s soccer team, whose players have, for more than 25 years, befriended and helped care for their son David, who has autism.