Supporting Students Remotely

Whether Oxy students are on-campus or off, the ICC is at the ready to provide services, support and programming. Here’s how.

The Black Advocacy Plan

The BAP is an intentional response to the needs of the Black student community at Oxy. It seeks to create a synergy between the following areas through its partnerships and initiatives: a student's overall mental health and wellness, their sense of belonging at the college, and their connectedness to other Black community members, as well as to alumni and networks with similar professional interests. The BAP is intended to implement transformational change at the college through its tangible and aspirational goals, and takes into account various data points that illuminate the Black student voice.

Continued Commitment to Programming and Online Support

  • ICC is committed to the following programming areas: 365 series, Lavender Lounge and Belonging in the Academic Commons Fall 2020 (celebrating LatinX Heritage)
  • We offer online support spaces through events like Queerantine in which ICC Director Chris Arguedas facilitated a workshop to enhance connectedness and create space to cope with challenges specific to LGBTQIA+ identity. One-on-one meetings via phone or most online platforms are also available for students who feel more comfortable in that setting. Contact carguedas@oxy.edu for a 1:1 appointment.
  • Continued services for and on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ community, including the Creating Safe Space training and launching a new Lived Name Policy, where students can identify their gender identity, pronouns and lived name in Oxy’s online systems.