The Power of Place
The Arts at Occidental
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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.
Student Services at Oxy
ASOC funds a variety of campus services, from entertainment to transportation, sustainability projects and student media.
The Barack Obama Scholars Program at Occidental empowers the next generation of leaders to actively pursue the public good.
The Oxy Community
Morgan Bennett-Smith is currently a master’s student at the Red Sea Research Center, and his studies of coral reef ecology and how reef organisms adapt have taken him (and his camera) all over the world.
Morgan Bennett-Smith ’17
Marine Biology | Class of 2017
Designing his own interdisciplinary major, Resistive Education in Theory, Research and Policy, Jacques Lesure is passionate about ensuring positive life outcomes for youth through equitable education systems.
Education | Class of 2019
Meet Shana Goffredi of the department of biology, who investigates the symbiotic partnerships between bacteria and invertebrates. Recently, she was chief scientist on a five-day research cruise exploring the deep sea off the coast of Southern California.
Biology, Marine Biology
Raised in Salt Lake City, Zander Granath has a passion for athletics and public service. He has been an active leader on- and off-campus, from Admission Office fellow and DEB liaison to Peer Health Exchange leader and Dodgers Foundation intern.
Sociology | Class of 2020
Armed with a briefcase full of challenges facing the nation’s largest higher education system, Lande Ajose brings new energy to Sacramento.
Lande Ajose ’87
Diplomacy & World Affairs | Class of 1987
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