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Chico State informs community on HSI status

The number of Hispanic/Latino/a students at Chico State has steadily increased. Statistics from Chico State's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Christine Zuniga

May 15, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” information session on May 12. The presentation gave an update on Chico State’s HSI status and the opportunities it presents.An HSI is a federal designation that gives approved colleges or uni...

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Butte College has an ongoing sexual assault case that has lasted 37 months. Fifteen months is the average time for Title IX cases to be resolved. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Gabriel Sandoval and Molly Sullivan

February 28, 2016

OROVILLE, Calif. — Almost three and a half years ago, a Butte College student was allegedly raped by a football player off-campus, creating a snowball effect. In October 2012, the female student filed a report with the Chico Police Department, and then reported the incident to Butte College’s Title IX co...

Chico State loan default rate up

Infographic by Ernesto Rivera

Ernesto Rivera

September 26, 2014

Infographic by Ernesto Rivera.The Department of Education announced Wednesday that number of students defaulting on their student loans has declined to 13.7 percent, down from 14.7 in 2010. Chico State students are repaying their loans at a much higher rate than the national average and have a default rate of 7.6 percent.Although Chico State's default percentage is almost half the national average, there has b...

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