Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Oxy students don’t just take classes. They take charge and create new opportunities for innovation and learning.

Whether you want to rush Theta or unlock the mysteries of beekeeping, if you’re an aspiring yogi or a shower singer just waiting for a stage, there’s something here for you.

Channel your inner leader. Volunteer. Become an RA. Work in a campus office. There are hundreds of ways to apply your skills and explore new interests. Get moving, get active, be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Arts & Media

Love to dance? Dance production is one of the most popular events on campus and features the work of student choreographers and dancers. For the vocally inclined, Glee Club has been a central part of the Oxy community since 1906.

With L.A. being the home to a large portion of world media, it’s no surprise that our students show interest in these areas. CatAList TV leaped onto the campus scene two years ago and has been growing ever since, while KOXY radio and The Occidental Weekly have much longer histories.

As the hub for the arts at Occidental College, Oxy Arts promotes a socially-conscious, interdisciplinary conversation about contemporary arts practices on campus and in the community. Oxy Arts also serves as a comprehensive source of information for arts events and cultural happenings, including music, theater, film, the visual arts, literature, and art history. 

Business & Finance

Oxy students are running small businesses and departments on campus every day. From the student-run Green Bean Coffee Lounge to Oxy Design Service and the Bengal Bus shuttle service, student initiatives help keep campus running smoothly. These are the opportunities that allow them to follow in the footsteps of business-savvy Oxy alumni such as the 2005 grads who founded the local restaurant Spitz.

Managing a six-figure investment fund might intimidate some students, but Oxy students have been handling the Blyth Fund for more than 30 years.

Community Service

Reaching out and supporting other areas of L.A. is important to Oxy students. From tutoring and mentoring to preparing meals for those in need, Oxy has a rich tradition of students engaging in the community around them.


Saving the planet is a passion for many Oxy students, and food plays a big part in that. That’s why the Oxy campus has a student-run organic garden and a student-managed bike-sharing and repairing program.

Have an idea to help Oxy be more sustainable? The ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund supports student sustainability projects that make Oxy a better place to study and live.

Passionate about something that’s not already out there? Corral your friends and start a club.