Oral History Project

Chicago State Foundation’s Office of Alumni Affairs has partnered with Publishing Concepts (also known as PCI) to produce an Oral History Publication for Chicago State University alumni. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Chicago Teachers College and Chicago State University, and how the school helped to shape your life since then.

sampleA postcard that looks similar to this image was sent to as many alumni as possible over the summer, followed by emails and phone calls. To date, over 3,000 CTC and CSU alumni have participated in this project.

If you have not yet participated, or did not receive these communications, you call the dedicated CSU line at 1-855-890-9253 at any time until December 15, when the story collection portion of this project concludes. 

PCI offers a variety of packages, including the completed alumni coffee table book which will be mailed to you when it's publication is complete in the summer of 2024, and some CSU gear ready much sooner. We hope you take advantage of this exciting opportunity during your call, however, if you are unable to secure your copy of this publication that day, you can call that number anytime until December 15th to reserve your copy.

If you have any problem, please get in touch with the Chicago State Office of Alumni Affairs at alumni@csu.edu. To be sure you don’t miss any announcements about this project, be sure we have your most updated email address here.

Frequently Asked Questions here.