In 1887, the California Legislature approved the creation of the Northern Branch of the State Normal School. After much debate, Chico was chosen as the site of the new teachers college. The Chico Normal School opened its doors to 90 students in 1889.
California State University, Chico’s tradition of academic excellence goes back more than 125 years.
California State University, Chico embraces the principle that the academy is responsible for promoting and encouraging the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct in carrying out research.
In order to maintain integrity in research, the university community accepts the responsibility for investigating, reporting and resolving allegations of misconduct in research which may involve fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research or in reporting research results.
What is a career fair? Many organizations rely on career fairs to help them build their campus image and market their opportunities. Recruiters attending fairs are the face of the organization. They identify particular students to target for internship and entry-level opportunities, provide contact information and explain the application process. Not ready for the fair? Attend a Career Fair Prep Seminar. Career fairs are free to student and alumni job seekers.
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The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center values and respects the richness and understanding that diversity brings. The Center exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel safe and respected. Through leadership development, cultural awareness, community education, and the creation of a constructive social change, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center will contribute a positive, enriching, and memorable life experience to every student of CSU, Chico and its surroundings.
California State University, Chico (Chico State or University) recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its housing policies and practices where necessary for individuals with disabilities to use and enjoy University Housing. This procedure explains the specific requirements and guidelines that govern requests for a reasonable accommodation in University Housing. Chico State reserves the right to amend this procedure at any time, as circumstances require.
Meriam Library is the main library for the campus of California State University, Chico, serving 16,000 full-time students, more than 970 instructional faculty, and over 1,000 staff, as well as the communities of Chico and Northeastern California. Meriam Library was named in honor of Ted Meriam and the Meriam Family and is the largest library in California north of Sacramento.
Use of the campus wireless network is available, free of charge, to all CSU, Chico students, faculty, and staff. Wireless service is available in all on-campus buildings. Limited outdoor coverage is available in the main plazas surrounding Meriam Library. CSU, Chico is a member of the Eduroam federation, offering free, secure network access when visiting partner universities.
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The Collegiate Sport Clubs Program provides students the opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams and represent Chico State, as a means to enhance their collegiate experience and provide a vehicle for a well-rounded education through physical, social, and leadership development.
Most student organizations advertise their meetings and events. Some make presentations to classes, while others publish notices in the Orion and the Chico News and Review calendar sections. The Information Center and the Student Activities Office, both in the BMU, have lists of officers and contact people for those who want to get involved, and your involvement can be at any level, from "may be interested" to becoming an officer.
Overall great experience. Professors genuinely cared about student success and encouraged students. I did feel that some professors watered down lessons to cater to students who were not as academically motivated. This is more of a critique of students motivation than professor abilities. Chico is a small town that has an outdoor and fun vibe.
CSU Chico was overall a good experience. The teachers that I had genuinely cared for students and their success. Due to the school being in a small town and having smaller class sizes (once you are taking degree specific classes jr./sr. year), I often saw professors outside of class and they actually recognized and took the time to talk with me. At times I wished that the...
My university experience was great. I appreciated the hands-on learning from my professors, due to the few individuals enrolled in the economics program. It was easy for them to identify where I was falling behind and how to adequately help me.