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Student Life and Leadership

The sun filters golden light through the trees along the bank of Big Chico Creek.

Reflections on Gratitude and Resilience

President Gayle Hutchinson expresses thanks for the Wildcat community's resourcefulness, collaboration, innovation, humor, and determination amid unprecedented challenge.

A plush Willie the Wildcat holds out an "I Voted" sticker in front of the university seal.

From the President: Let’s Vote!

President Gayle Hutchinson calls on the Wildcat community to do its part to ensure the largest voter turnout ever among our students.

The Trinity Hall bell tower is seen through a burst of pink petals and bright greenery.

Chico in Love

Campus sweethearts share their stories about what life is like when the one you love also works where you work.

The University's new Wildcat Statue is ready to be revealed to the students, faculty and staff.

CSU, Chico to Unveil New Wildcat Statue in Ceremony on April 19

Something wild is happening at Chico State. Mystery and intrigue have captivated campus for weeks, with construction underway at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets, hiding a new campus addition and tradition.

Willie high fives a new first year student.

Wildcat Welcome 2017—That’s a Wrap!

Welcome (back) to school, Wildcats! From the first day of school that couldn't be "eclipsed" to everyone having a "splash" at ShipWREC'ed, here is your recap of Chico State Wildcat Welcome 2017!

Nick Howell speaks in front of several students.

Passion Drives Propensity to Do It All: Determined and dedicated, Nick Howell balances numerous demanding priorities

With two majors, two minors, and a plethora of campus clubs and activities he is devoted to, Nick Howell is known among his peers and faculty as a master of time management and goal-orientated dedication.

Tracy Butts, Mary Wallmark, Zach Justus, and Aaron Skaggs, (left to right) sit at a table and record the Caffeinated Cats podcast.

Caffeine and Camaraderie Fuel ‘Cats Podcast

A trio of Chico State faculty come together to create and record their podcast Caffeinated Cats, hoping to spark discussions about difficult or polarizing topics in listeners.