Student Voices

Student Voices is a blog run by the Admission Office in which current students write about their experiences with academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Considering Oxy? Hear what our students have to say.

February 26, 2018

As I lie in bed, my eyelids just barely wide enough to make out the image of the sun breaking free from the mountaintops, I shoot a glance at my alarm clock.

February 26, 2018

When I initially came to campus, the Black Student Association didn’t have a large presence, so me and a few of my friends in Pauley would get together in my room to talk about issues we faced both currently and growing up.

February 19, 2018

Just about everyone knows what Greek Life is, and you see the organizations everywhere on campus: Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Omicron Tau, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Zeta Tau Zeta, Phi Kappa Psi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

January 26, 2018

Every day is a great day to be a Tiger. That’s the first lesson I learned from my O-Team leader during orientation. As a member of the Class of 2021, I joined the herd of first-years engulfed by a sea of orange O-Team leaders yelling "Io Triumphe!" this August. But, my Oxy experience began earlier in the summer.

January 26, 2018

As I write this, I’m watching the verdant, mountainous terrain of Costa Rica get smaller and smaller as our plane gains altitude, beginning our journey back "home" to New York City. We’ve just finished a weeklong field visit to the Puntarenas and San José regions of Costa Rica, where we learned about issues related to sustainable development and pineapple production.

December 4, 2017

As I am nearing the end of my third season with the women’s soccer team here at Oxy, I can safely say I have learned a few things I would not have known prior to becoming an NCAA D3 athlete.

November 7, 2017

My name is Jack Allen and I’m currently living close to Geneva, Switzerland.

November 7, 2017

I remember thinking about what I was going to study in college before even submitting a single college application.

November 7, 2017

Hey Oxy family! I’m Jenna, a senior DWA/Spanish double-major from the San Francisco Bay Area.

November 7, 2017

My name is Spencer Raub and I am currently a Sophomore biochemistry major on a pre-med track here at Occidental. Outside of my passion for medicine, I have a passion for ice hockey.

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