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Welcome to CSU Chico!

In this catalog, you will find a wealth of knowledge about California State University, Chico, an award-winning university and leader in sustainability and student success. As you explore this site, you will discover people, programs, admissions and advising services, and other resources of a university guided by deep and enduring values and committed to student learning. Chico State is a university that leads in teaching, service, and scholarship; this has been our legacy since our founding 129 years ago.

Gayle E. Hutchinson
CSU, Chico President

Read more of the President's Welcome.

Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities of Excellence

Two groups of people stand, arms linked, on either side of a sidewalk that leads directly toward Kendall Hall on the CSU, Chico campus.  A lot of individuals wear black attire. One woman, President Hutchinson, on the right, wears a neon green shirt.

Perhaps it is the volatile and divisive election season.

Perhaps it is the violence or threat of violence, at home and abroad.

Perhaps it is the alarming numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses.

Or perhaps it is the ever-heavier loads of college debt that students are asked to bear.

It is most likely all of these things and others that have inspired a new era of activism on college campuses across America. Campuses are a reflection of what is going on in our broader society. Here on the campus of a public university, students should find safe spaces to express concerns, show solidarity, and invest in change.

As you have probably witnessed, that resurgence of activism is alive on the Chico State campus. I took a great deal of pride in the actions of our campus and community when we stood arm-in-arm and hand-in-hand outside Kendall Hall in early October to add our voices to the national conversation and concern for African American lives lost due to violence in America.


For more articles about and by Chico State's newest president, please visit the websites of both, Inside Chico State and Chico Statements and search 'hutchinson'.
To learn more about President Hutchinson, please visit
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