Community Messages

Here you will find a repository of important communications from President Elam to the Oxy community. You can also review messages related to Equity & Justice matters on campus.

April 20, 2021

President Elam sent a message to the campus community on today’s jury verdicts in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

April 19, 2021

Oxy is inviting its students to share photos that address the statement, “What Oxy means to me.”

April 8, 2021

On April 8, President Harry J. Elam, Jr. reflected on the institutional challenges and achievements of the current year while providing an outlook toward the future.

March 29, 2021

Informed by the urgency of this cultural moment and conversations within the College community, President Elam puts forward an Equity and Justice Agenda for Occidental.

March 22, 2021

A response to the recent shootings in Georgia from Oxy leadership.

January 26, 2021

President Elam commemorates the one-year anniversary of the death of Occidental student Marahyah Ilah Richardson.

January 20, 2021

President Elam announces the creation of a new multi-constituent commission that will conduct a comprehensive examination of the College’s intercollegiate athletic activities and programs.

January 14, 2021

A message of optimism from President Elam as we look toward the Spring 2021 semester.

January 10, 2021

President Elam responds to a serious issue on campus regarding unathorized attire.

November 2, 2020

A message of support from President Elam pertaining to the upcoming election day.

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