Health & Safety

Oswald and students jump rope on the quad

Oxy is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful envioronment on campus for our entire community.

Students sit in a circle chattingA Culture of Care

While Occidental’s park-like setting is a peaceful one, we are ever mindful of our location in a major metropolitan area and remain committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all members of the campus community. Therefore, Occidental works to proactively assist all of our students as a part of our “culture of care.” For more information, please visit the Dean of Students Office website.

In our commitment to a safe, welcoming and respectful campus environment, Oxy requires all incoming students to complete two online education programs through EverFi before the start of Orientation. Read more about how to complete the EverFi Sexual Violence and Alcohol & Drug Prevention courses.

Oswald with two Campus Safety officersCampus Safety

Occidental’s Campus Safety department provides security and emergency response services for the College 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with full-time, unarmed, uniformed officers who patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles and in marked cars. All officers are certified in first aid and CPR.

Disaster Preparedness

Occidental has established a standing committee on emergency preparedness to plan and prepare for various emergencies. If a major emergency should occur, Occidental will carry out its Emergency Operations Plan, which details response procedures to a variety of possible scenarios. All students are automatically enrolled in the Oxy Alert notification system.

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact your student in case of an after-hours emergency, please call Campus Safety at (323) 259-2599.