Welcome to the Fall 2017 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.

Check out our Stories


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

Drew Calandrella smiles at his conference desk

The Dream Center opens at Chico State

The Dream Center Opens at Chico State: New resource on campus supports students who are undocumented or from mixed-status families

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First generation group stands outside the Student Services Center

Freedom of speech generates conversation

Freedom of Speech generates Conversation: A look into the first amendment's effect on Chico State’s campus

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Photo of Marina Fox in her office.

Champion for diversity retires after 38 years

Champion for Diversity retires after 38 years: The story of C.C. Carter's journey through Chico State

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Headshot of Michelle Morris

Being multiracial gives insight

Being Multiracial Gives Insight: How the different identities of multiracial students affect their lives

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Staff of the library poses by book shelves

Respecting Mechoopda land

Group’s effort to recognize the history of the Mechoopda tribe

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Meeting in the middle

Created by Braulio Martin

Respect one another - David L Brown

Be honest and transparent about why you feel, what you feel - Jeffery C Livingston

Truly listen to people when they are sharing their experiences - Devjani Banerjee-Stevens

Practice empathy - Tasha M Alexander

Be open minded - David L Brown

Embrace Challenging Conversations - Kate McCarthy

Seek to accept, rather than tolerate - Kate McCarthy

Never stop learning - Travon M Robinson


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.

Our Amazing Team

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

Ashley Ingber

Victoria Agius

Account Executive

Vianney Hernandez

Vianney Hernandez

Assistant Account Executive

Sean Daly

Elizabeth Ernster


Erika Paulus

Miranda Carpenello

Editorial Assistant

Julie Cogert

Bianca Quilantan


Kenny Claustro

Kenny Claustro

Web Designer

Christian Naranjo

Braulio Martin