The Student Affairs Signature Programs provides students unique opportunities for engagement in and beyond the Oxy Community.
These outstanding programs are just a sampling of ways you can engage with us during your time at Oxy.
This program offers a four week academic/residential program for about fifty incoming first year students. It enrolls students from a variety of ethnic, regional, and cultural backgrounds who have expressed interest in issues of multiculturalism. It give its diverse student body an introduction to the social, cultural and intellectual resources of Southern California, as well as familiarize students with the Oxy community and surrounding area.
This 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. OxyExplores gives students who love the outdoors the opportunity to hike, kayak, backpack, and rock climb while learning about nature conservation. OxyConnects introduces students to the needs of our surrounding community with the opportunity to help through community service-orientated trips. OxyEncounters allows students to discover Los Angeles’ diverse arts and cultures found in nearby Eagle Rock and the greater Los Angeles area.
Occidental College was selected in 1964 to host one of 17 pilot Upward Bound programs, since then OXY UB has prepared low-income, first-generation students to successfully compete in post-secondary institutions. This preparation is accomplished through a simulated college experience rich in academic and motivational support, as well as financial support from Occidental College. In addition, the Project provides participants with year long academic advisement, college advisement and academic enrichment on selected Saturdays during the school year.
The mission of the CGE is to address the needs of women and men on campus by providing support, advocacy, and programming that promotes awareness, personal empowerment, mutual respect, and equity. The CGE provides a gathering space for all women and men at Occidental College to study, relax, plan activities, and receive resources on issues regarding gender, identity, and the diverse community of men and women of Occidental College. CGE is located in Stewie Hall. Contact Joel Gutierrez, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, for more information.
- Phone: (323) 259-2661
- Office Hours: 9a – 5pm Monday - Friday
- Location: AGC Room 111