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.

2/10/22: We have compiled information, resources and programming related to the racist, anti-Asian text messages that were recently circulated on social media. Find additional details, including all related campus updates from President Elam and staff, at this dedicated page.

June 24, 2022

A response to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate federal protections of abortion rights.

January 27, 2022

An announcement about the expansion of the Title IX Office to aid in the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation at Occidental College.

January 17, 2022

A message from the president on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022.

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.