Here you will find a repository of important communications from President Elam to the Occidental community.


Martin Luther King Holiday

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

Today’s Verdict

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

Community Photo Project

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

State of the College Address

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.

On Equity & Justice at Occidental College

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.

Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-AAPI and Anti-Asian Racism

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

Remembering Ilah Richardson ’23

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

New Occidental College Commission on Athletics

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.

Optimism in Challenging Times

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

Campus Safety officer’s unauthorized face mask

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

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