News

Keep up to date on Oxy’s latest news and events. For more information, contact the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (323) 259-2677.

Occidental College's Upward Bound Program Renewed with Five-Year, $3 Million Grant
June 29, 2022

Occidental College's Upward Bound program has been awarded a five-year, $3-million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to continue motivating low-income and first-generation high school students to attend college and complete a postsecondary degree.

a group of 7 Obama Scholars students standing together outside
June 29, 2022

Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.

campus
May 13, 2022

Each year, the Dean of Students recognizes seniors who, through their involvement on and off campus, embody Oxy’s four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Community and Service.

New Gift to Fund Equity and Justice Training Program at Occidental College
May 6, 2022

A $300,000 gift from an anonymous Occidental College alumnus of the 1990s will fund the creation of a new justice, equity, inclusion and diversity (JEID) training and professional development program in support of Occidental’s Equity & Justice Agenda and broader JEID goals.

Members of Oxy's women's baseball club team
April 11, 2022

After only a month of practices Oxy’s Womxn’s Baseball team earned a second place finish and sportsmanship award at their first Baseball for All Women’s College Club Championships. 

Winona LaDuke
March 25, 2022

Internationally renowned activist, environmentalist, and two-time vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in Choi Auditorium as Occidental College's 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Proof of vaccination is required.

Justin Dunnavant, archaeologist
February 1, 2022

Dunnavant is an archaeologist, assistant professor of anthropology at UCLA, and co-founder and president of the Society of Black Archaeologists.

Two students performing at Apollo Night talent show
January 27, 2022

This year’s Black History Month expands opportunities to commemorate Black history and achievement beyond the campus community.

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
January 26, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund Occidental’s “Humanities for Just Communities” (HJC) program, a three-year collaborative teaching and community-engaged initiative that will introduce incoming and first-year students to the problem-solving power of the humanities to advance health equity, migrant justice and freedom struggles.

Writer and activist Roxane Gay
January 25, 2022

Through Occidental’s inaugural Presidential Professorship, writer and social justice activist Roxane Gay will teach courses at the College during the spring 2022 semester.

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