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Claudia Ruiz wears a two-piece burgundy suit and pink blouse as she is photographed in the School of Nursing's state-of-the-art simulation center on campus.

Healing the Gap: Alumna Aims to Empower Latinx Community

As a physician dedicated to helping the Latino community, Claudia Ruiz is the role model she wished she had growing up.

portrait of Rick Callender

Alumnus Advocates to End Systemic Racism in the Water Industry and Greater Society

As CEO of Santa Clara Valley Water District and president of the California-Hawaii chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rick Callender is just getting started.

Edward Berdan smiles and leans against a wall.

Diversity Fellow Finds Niche in AAPI Politics

As a master’s student in political science, Edward Berdan has bloomed into a scholar destined to change the study of AAPI politics.

students walk out of the bell memorial union on a fall day.

AS Takes Step Against Systemic Racism by Honoring Juneteenth as Paid Holiday

By honoring Juneteenth as a paid holiday, the Associated Students hope to acknowledge its historical significance and contribute to efforts to dismantle systemic racism.

A view of Kendall Hall at Chico State

Together, Standing Against Racism

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson and Associated Students President Bre Holbert express their thoughts about the recent protests that have gripped the country.

Trinity Tower stands out against a clear blue sky.

A Framework for Courageous Conversation

President Hutchinson addresses campus tensions, conflict, and policies around free expression on campus.

Kendall Hall as seen from the air, with CSU spelled out on tiles on the ground.

A Commitment to Inclusivity and Freedom of Expression

President Gayle Hutchinson speaks to the concept of balancing our values with freedom of expression.

Just Unity Sistas pose for a group photo

CSU, Chico Celebrates Black History Month with Events Including Poetry Slam, Day of Service, Gospel Choir

CSU, Chico honors Black History Month with a variety of events to join in the national celebration of black culture and the achievements of black Americans.

Dylan Gray

If you had a day with Dylan Gray, what would you ask? What would he say?

Get to know your Associated Students president, Dylan Gray, in an up close and personal Q&A.

Breanna Holbert smiles on the Chico State campus.

Breanna Holbert: “Who I Am Is Enough”

The only label that really interests Breanna Holbert is that of a leader. What inspires Holbert is uncovering the unknown—in herself, in situations, and in other people. An unyielding curiosity to unearth unrealized potential stands out as her most distinguishable quality.

Cameron Santos poses with his baseball mitt.

Santos Dives Head First Into Biggest Battle

Cam Santos appears to be living the college dream. But few outside of his family, friends, and Wildcat family know that Santos is in the midst of a painstaking battle that he will endure for rest of his life.

Students walk in the Sutter Courtyard.

Living-Learning Communities: Chico State Housing Gets a ‘Remodel’

University Housing has just gotten a 'remodel,' with new and improved themed housing! So, what is themed housing?

Professor Susan Roll (right) sits on a bench at CSU, Chico with her former student, Mona Kazemi (left).

‘Poverty Scholar’ Susan Roll Sheds Light on Welfare System Flaws

Social work professor Susan Roll’s real-world research into ways to keep low-income families from falling off the "benefits cliff" provides her students with innovative insights.

A group of students sits on top of the California State University, Chico sign.

Education Beyond the Classroom

Junior Maikhou Thao shares her personal college journey with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign to empower women of color in higher education.

Civil Engineering Alum Impresses with International Assistance

When landslides destroyed roadways in Georgia, the country turned to the U.S. Forest Service for assistance, specifically, Wildcat alumna Angelica Perez-Delgado.

Maifeng Yang teaches students to prepare nutritious good.

Feeding Ambition

Scholarship shows nutrition and food science senior Maifeng Yang that someone believes in her.

photo of shoes on table from around the world

Global Connections

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.

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Building Bridges

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is dedicated to connecting students to each other as well as providing opportunities for all students to be empowered.

Student ascends the climbing wall at the WREC

The WREC: No Experience Required

If you can play, you can play at The WREC! We want you here.

Student Finds Community—and Himself—at Chico State

Junior Kory Masen shares his story.

Tray Robinson in front of the Pacific Coastline

Riding to End AIDS/HIV

By Tray Robinson, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion When my big brother Karl died of AIDS in July of 2000, it changed my life forever.  I struggled with the fact that I did not support my brother as he battled this horrific disease. My family never really talked about Karl being HIV […]

The Diversity Iceberg

By Tracy Butts, Chief Diversity Officer On the few occasions when I have accompanied my colleague Victoria Bass on outreach trips for the university, many parents and prospective students upon hearing that we are representing Chico State remark that the university is not very diverse.  Because Chico State is a predominately white institution (PWI) whose […]