Community Messages

Messages to the Occidental Community about Equity & Justice matters on campus.

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.

March 9, 2021

Chris Arguedas and Jacob Alden Sargent will be taking on the roles of special assistants to the president for equity and justice.

August 26, 2020

Updates from Occidental leadership on new initiatives that the College is launching, and resources that are available, specifically related to the support of our Black student community.

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.