Welcome to the Fall 2019 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. We guide our students through inclusive environments so that we can celebrate our differences hand in hand.




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

Chico State's Native American ancestory

The Native American Ancestry Behind Chico State’s Story

Chico State was built on land that once sustained the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

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Chico State democrats and republicans

Chico State’s Political Clubs Strive for Peaceful Conversations

Chico State's political clubs discuss their views.

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Chico State's Educational Opportunity Program

50 Years Later, Chico State’s EOP Continues to Inspire and Lead

The Educational Opportunity Program celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2019.

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Chico State's STAR Center

Chico State STAR Center Helps Students Shine Brighter

The first day at a new school can be difficult to navigate for some students.

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Chico State's Stonewall Alliance

New Stonewall Director Sets Sights on Big Collaborations

Celeste Cramer is thinking big.

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Chico State's Office of Accessible technology and Services

Chico State’s OATS: Prioritizing Student Accessibility

Jeremy Olguin has worked in accessibility since he was 18 years old.

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Chico State guest speaker Tarana Burke

#MeToo Founder Keeps Conversation Alive

“It is in my spiritual makeup, it is in my DNA, to respond to injustice,” social justice activist and founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke said.

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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.


Emma McDermott

Account Executive


Casey Bell

Web Designer


Kaylie Lewis

Assistant Account Executive


Callie Ross-Smith


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Heather Oest



Eddie Aldrete