Welcome to the Fall 2020 Diversity Newsletter

A collaboration between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Tehama Group Communications, the biannual Building Bridges newsletter portrays how CSU, Chico connects students through the power of diversity.

As the ramifications of the COVID-19 continue to play out, our Wildcat community continues to adapt. Though this fall semester is not the one we anticipated, it is one we are learning from. We have found ourselves in the midst of a social justice movement that could shake the foundations of society as we know it. This newsletter celebrates the accomplishments of those who fight for equality in all aspects of life and the impactful reforms that come from embracing our differences and moving forward together.

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Chico State Unity

By Jacquelyn Martinusen


Explore some of the ways CSU, Chico celebrates and advocates for diversity.

Image of Chief Madden (fourth from left) with his fellow police officers

Chico Police Department

Fixing a fragmented community by creating a safe space with officers.

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black and white photo of a woman’s hand inserting a ballot into a box

Chico State Conversations on the Election

A historically divisive election can help bring the community together.

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Trans Rights graphic stating: every little piece of action helps regain our rights. Image Credit: Jessie Chen from Tehama Group Communications

Diversity Can Only Make Us Stronger

How the LGBTQ+ community is treated within the military

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crowd at graduation

The Sports and Social Justice Connection

How athletes use their voice to speak out on injustice.

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Roberto and his family

The Book In Common Inspires Discussion: This Year’s Topic, Social Justice.

Read about how the Book in Common is fighting for an anti-racist world.

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2019 LSAMP Summer Calculus Boot Camp participants

Red Bluff Alums for Justice

A community organization led by Red Bluff alums takes charge of the matter of social justice.

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Diversity Dictionary





Tray Robinson stnding on the steps

Please contact Tray Robinson with any questions or comments at trobinson@csuchico.edu. Also check out the Office of Diversity page.

Our Amazing Team

Check out the writers, editors and designers who worked behind the scenes.


Hannah Manoucheri 

General Manager


Lexi Kornblum

Account Executive


Grace Gilani

PR Generalist


Jamie Kolnes

Assistant Account Executive

Tehama Group Communications Logo

Colby Rutledge

PR Generalist


Jacquelyn Martinusen



Jessie Chen

Graphic Designer


Jenna Sanchez

Web Designer