Letter from the Dean of Students
Welcome to Occidental College!
The staff members in the Division of Student Affairs are committed to your right as a student to enjoy a safe and healthy living and learning environment. There are many benefits to be gained by participating actively in campus life. Along with the benefits come the responsibilities to respect the rights of others and be a productive member of the community.
This Student Handbook brings together the most important policies that affect student life. You are also responsible for knowing College policies, particularly those that address Academics, Residential Education and Housing Services, and Student Conduct. These policies are available in print form and on the Occidental College website. Revisions of policies and program updates often occur during the year, so you are advised to consult the website for the latest information.
The faculty and staff are here to support and challenge you to achieve at the highest levels both in and out of the classroom. We want you to succeed in all of your academic and co-curricular endeavors. Please seek us out and let us share in your success!
Barbara J. Avery, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Phone: (323) 259-2969