Intercultural Community Center

The Intercultural Community Center at Oxy

The ICC seeks to uplift and support the experiences of students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, low-income or first-generation college students. The ICC also aims to reduce institutional barriers for minoritized groups through intersectional programming, identity-specific services and structural resources.

Due to COVID-19, Chris Arguedas and Office Supervisor Micol Garinkol are now hosting Virtual Office Hours. Please email to set up your appointment; you can expect a response within 24 hours.

The ICC's backyard will be open and available to students January 18-21 from 10am-5:30pm. Please stop by if you would like a space to gather safely outside. 

About the ICC

Meet the ICC Team

The ICC's work is intended to engage students, encourage learning and promote advocacy related to social justice topics. The ICC is an evolving space that strives to be a location where critical thinking and rich discussions can occur across diverse groups. The ICC also seeks to be a home away from home for students from diverse backgrounds in an effort to bolster a sense of belonging. To this end, the ICC is committed to equity, advocacy and community, and will endeavor to enact the following values through its programs and services: 

  • The ICC acknowledges the inherent dignity in every member of the Oxy community.
  • The ICC strives to enhance inclusion and bolster a sense of belonging for students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds.
  • The ICC is an educational space intended to deepen understanding across difference and enrich the student experience.
  • The ICC is committed to cultivating agency among students by rooting its programmatic efforts in student advocacy and student support. 

To learn more, contact or reach out directly to ICC Director Chris Arguedas at

What to plan an event at the ICC or Lavender Lounge? Click here for our event planning form.

How to Find Us

We are located at 1501 Campus Road, on the corner of Campus Road and Armadale. If you're coming from campus, just take the road that goes behind the library, near the Hameetman Science Center. View our interactive campus map.

Meet the ICC Team
Chris Arguedas

Chris Arguedas, M.S.

Director, Intercultural Community Center
Chris Arguedas is the Director of the Intercultural Community Center at Occidental College. Chris has a longstanding history of working with students from a variety of cultural identities and...
Headshot of Robin Maxile

Robin Maxile

Associate Director for Racial Equity
Robin Maxile is the Associate Director for Racial Equity at the Intercultural Community Center. She brings with her a care-centered model that is rooted in trauma-invested care and healing work...
Micol Garinkol

Micol Garinkol ’19

Office Supervisor and Assistant for Inclusive Services
(323) 259-2582
Micol works with students and stakeholders in the Oxy community to cultivate a sense of belonging for students in the Intercultural Community Center (ICC) and across campus. She is particularly...

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