Welcome to the Fall 2015 Diversity Newsletter

A collaboration between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Tehama Group Communications, the biannual Building Bridges newsletter gives readers a glimpse at the power of diversity, building a proverbial bridge of understanding and acceptance through multimedia storytelling.

Our mission is to both acknowledge and celebrate our collective differences by highlighting the varied efforts that make CSU, Chico the welcoming place that it is.

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

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Hispanic Serving Institution

Teresita Curiel was recently named Chico State’s Interim Assistant Director of HSI Initiatives.

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The Yay Scale

Jesse Eller

Jesse Lee Eller is the Co-founder and CEO of Studio 5 Consulting, the entity spearheading the Cultivating Summit.

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NUFP Program

Under the guidance of Dr. Pedro Douglas, the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program at Chico State assists students as they forge the next path in their career destination.

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University Addressing Concerns of Dream Students

University looks at addressing concerns of Dream students.

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Dr. Michelle Morris, Chico State’s Faculty and Diversity officer.

Dr. Michelle Morris’ experience growing up has made her a major advocate for diversity and inclusion in higher education.

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The Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County at Oroville, Calif.

The Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County is the cornerstone for awareness and activism for the Hmong community in Butte County, despite its unexpected location.

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TRiO Student Support Services Program

For 15 years, the Student Support Services (SSS) program at Chico State has been helping students who face challenges make their way to graduation.

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Campus Diversity

Produced by Karsten Kaufmann and Ryan Corrall

The Building Bridges fall 2015 video highlights several events showcasing Chico State's diversity. To learn more, you can go to www.csuchico.edu/diversity.


Diversity Dictionary

Clubs and Organizations

Community Resources


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.

Photo Gallery

A collection of pictures from diversity events on Campus

Our Amazing Team

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

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Alyssa Worley

Account Executive

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Baret Yahn


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Jose Olivar


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Karsten Kaufmann


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Kate Kelly


Miranda Young


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Nick Fittipaldi


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Ryan Corrall


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Monica Fitch

Graphic/Web Designer

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Zak Magno

Graphic/Web Designer