Oxy Stories: The Oxy Experience
Lawyering Outside the Box
Liberal Arts in Los Angeles
Drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city,
Occidental provides a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action.
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A vibrant, small liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
Athletics & Wellness
With 20 varsity sports teams and a host of other activities, Oxy helps you engage body and mind.
Each summer, Oxy students develop their professional skills through our signature urban internship program.
The Oxy Community
Jillian has spent her career advocating for better care for underserved populations—and a $5 million gift will boost those efforts.
Jillian Hopewell ’89
Diplomacy & World Affairs | Class of 1989
For first-generation college student Citlaly Madrid, the liberal arts unlocked a love for Latin American history and the field of education. She plans to share this passion after graduation by working as a college counselor for low-income communities.
Latino/a & Latin American Studies, Education | Class of 2020
A writer and theater artist working in the area of performance, Will Power is a pioneering creator of hip-hop theater and has been called “the best verse playwright in America” by New York magazine.
Theater & Performance Studies
Richard empowers high school students in his Los Angeles community through storytelling, providing them with the tools to tell their own stories through his nonprofit PLUS ME, which was spotlighted at this year’s Super Bowl.
Richard Reyes ’12
Critical Theory & Social Justice | Class of 2012
Seeing people I know go off and do incredible things truly inspires me. If my Oxy peers can achieve these things, then I’m just as capable. This drives me to make the most of my time here.
Biology | Class of 2020
Structural geologist Margi Rusmore was recently named the inaugural Gibby Professor of Science at Occidental. She blends a passion for teaching and research with a love for the outdoors and an abiding curiosity about how our planet works.