Health & Safety
Your health and safety are important to your academic success.
Health & Wellness
All students are required to carry the college-sponsored student health insurance plan in order to reduce barriers and increase access to care while on campus, at home or anywhere in the world.
Health forms must be returned to Emmons Student Wellness Center by August 5. For your privacy, please make sure to mail your health forms separately from other college forms in the designated envelope provided in the new student packet you received in the mail.
Failure to submit your form on time may prevent your from registering for you classes and will result in late fees.
Culture of Care
Culture of Care is the supportive network of administrators, faculty, staff and resident advisors who work to identify and assist students struggling with the complex challenges of college life. Don't hesitate to reach out to a faculty member, staff member or administrator for support.
Think About It Online Course (mandatory)
All incoming students are required to complete an online education program prior to arrival on campus. Occidental partners with CampusClarity to provide a Web-based program designed to assist students in making healthy decisions in reducing high-risk behaviors. The course presents information on the interconnection between substance abuse, hookup culture and sexual violence, encouraging students to reflect critically on the personal beliefs, social norms and cultural pressures that enable problematic behaviors.
Think About It must be completed between Friday, August 9 and Friday, August 16. Failure to complete it during this time will prevent you from passing Clearance and enrolling in the fall semester.
Campus Safety provides security and emergency response services for the College 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with 15 full-time, unarmed, uniformed officers who patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles and in marked cars. All officers are certified in first aid and CPR.
Occidental is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all members and guests of the campus community. While Occidental’s park-like setting is a peaceful one, we are ever mindful of our location in a major metropolitan area.
Occidental has established a standing committee on emergency preparedness to plan and prepare for various emergencies. If a major emergency should occur, Occidental will carry out its Emergency Operations Plan, which details response procedures for a variety of possible scenarios.
Should you need to contact a student after regular business hours or on a weekend, call Campus Safety at (323) 259-2599 and they will assist you in contacting the student.
Sexual Respect at Oxy
Occidental will not tolerate sexual misconduct. We want to foster a culture that rejects sexual violence and educates community members about how best to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Familiarize yourself with Oxy’s policies and resources.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 323.259.2918
- New Student Packet: Download