California Higher Education Student Summit

Educate

Educate

At CHESS, we educate student leaders on the most relevant public higher education issues affecting CSU students. Join us and learn more about what is affecting you and your student constituents.

Empower

Empower

Through education, training, networking, and peer-to-peer strategizing, participants will feel prepared to confidently represent student interests to legislators and their staff.

Advocate

Advocate

At CHESS, students can lead by personally demonstrating the importance of public higher education issues to state policy makers.

About CHESS

The California Higher Education Student Summit, currently in its twentieth year, is an annual conference hosted by the California State Student Association that empowers students to become change agents in advocating for an accessible, affordable, and quality system of public higher education for all Californians.

During a two day conference held approximate to the state capitol, students participate in various training sessions on: student leadership and governance, higher education and public policy, and conducting successful lobby visits in preparation for Advocacy Day at the Capitol. In addition, students are provided the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with state legislators and student leaders from all of CSU’s 23 campuses.

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