Whether you are interested in environmental policy or social justice and spirituality, Occidental offers various ways for you to get involved. Below are the offices and programs that can help you engage with the community.
The Intercultural Community Center serves as OXY’s primary co-curricular resource for diversity education and social justice programming.
The focus of CLC is the creative exploration in language arts. Enrichment at all levels, whether the child is gifted, an English-language learner, or who perhaps faces a temporary roadblock in finding a love of reading, writing and creative expression, or all of the above.
The Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) strives to institutionalize curriculum-based civic engagement.
UEPI is a social change organization at Occidental College that connects ideas and actions to create a more just, livable and green society.
ORSL supports Occidental students, faculty, and staff in their pursuit of a vibrant and meaningful spiritual and religious life. The office is also dedicated to engaging religious diversity with a commitment to acceptance, mutual respect, awareness, and dialogue.
Occidental’s Neighborhood Partnership Program seeks to enrich the Occidental students’ college experience through partnerships with schools and community agencies in the Northeast Los Angeles area.
Upward Bound is works to generate skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond secondary school, to youths who are low income and first generation college bound.
OSL helps you get connected to the resources you need to be successful and help you create the type of college experience that you want.
The OxyEngage pre-orientation program offers great ways for incoming students to explore, connect, and encounter through one of the three types of experiences that take place in and around Los Angeles.
Grassroots Organizing Weekend (GROW)
The GROW teaches students how to be more strategic in their fight for justice on campus and in the community. The training is a series of presentations, exercises, and discussions that teach a set of skills and concepts, which will increase the effectiveness of your student organizing.
Community Arts and Public Service Internship Program
CAPS works to create dynamic internship opportunities in select arts and public service organizations that enable Occidental College students to contribute by interning and learning.
- Office: Johnson Student Activities Center Room 135B
- Email: communityengagement @oxy.edu
- Phone: (323) 341-4692
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