Letters & Statements

Messages to the Occidental Community about Diversity & Inclusion matters on campus.

May 29, 2020

A message on behalf of the College’s leadership in response to the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody on May 26.

August 29, 2019

In April, President Veitch called for the creation of a working group to take on a number of issues related to equity and inclusion at Oxy.

May 1, 2019

As I announced in an April 8 email to the Oxy community, the College’s Vice President for Diversity and Equity and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Rhonda Brown will be leaving Oxy on July 1. I write today to share next steps regarding this important position.

April 11, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, the ASOC Direct Action Committee has engaged students and assembled a list of concerns focused on improving the quality of experience for Black students on our campus in light of recent events.