Welcome to the 2016 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.

Students from the Black Lives Matter Rally

Black Lives Matter Supporters Come Together at Rally

Advocates are looking to have their voices heard

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Trans Program*

The new GSEC program aims to inform the campus community and break stereotypes regarding trans identities.

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Chico State works to improve campus globalization

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Champion of Diversity: Paul Zingg

President Zingg considers the importance of diversity on campus and what is still to come

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Champion of Diversity: Joe Wills

The Director of Public Affairs has had a significant impact in promoting diversity on campus prior to his retirement.

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Champion of Diversity: Jean Irving

The University Registrar who is retiring this year, emphasizes the opportunity and need for a diverse campus.

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Senior Spotlight: Shannon Boling

Collegiate volleyball player has her sights set on new experiences overseas.

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Senior Spotlight: Donte Wallace

Agriculture student Donte Wallace prepares to grow into his new role following graduation.

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Senior Spotlight: Sam Franzoia

Franzoia is ready to take what Chico has given him and apply it to his future career.

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Allies of Diversity

Produced by Jay Ferrick

Chico State students express what diversity means to them. Why are you an ally?


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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Neelam Kumar

Account Executive

Maddy Merlic

Maddy Merlic

AAE & Writer

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Allie Hahn


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Prin Mayowa


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Britney Witherspoon


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Christine Zuniga

Web Designer & Writer

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Jay Ferrick