Reporting Complaints

How Employees and Community Members Can Make a Complaint

Occidental College is committed to serving its community with professionalism and respect. Any person who is dissatisfied with a campus policy or the conduct of a College employee or other member of the community is encouraged to make their complaint to the appropriate College representative identified below. That representative will explain the process for addressing the complaint and will answer any questions about the complaint process. The College takes prompt and appropriate action in response to all complaints.

Complaint processes applicable to Occidental students are described on the Student Affairs website.


Nature of Your Complaint Who is the complaint against? Who you should contact
Discrimination or Harassment based on any protected status other than sex or gender (for example, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military/veteran status) Staff, Administration, Faculty Member, or Visitor (while on campus)

Danita Maxwell, Director of Human Resources
(323) 259-2526; maxwelld@oxy.edu

Student

Erica O'Neal Howard, Senior Associate Dean of Students
(323) 259-2849; onealhoward@oxy.edu

Gender-Based Discrimination and Harassment (including discrimination or harassment based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), Stalking, Sexual Assault, Gender Equity issues or any other Sexual Misconduct. Staff, Administration, Faculty Member, Student or Visitor (while on campus)

Title IX Office

Jennifer Broomfield, Title IX Coordinator
323-259-1338; jbroomfield@oxy.edu

Jacalyn Feigelman, Title IX Deputy Coordinator
(323) 259-2614; jacalynf@oxy.edu

Alison Haehnel, Title IX Deputy Coordinator
323-259-2632; haehnel@oxy.edu

Heather Lukes, Title IX Deputy Coordinator
323-259-1312; lukes@oxy.edu

OR

Campus Safety:
Service Line: (323) 259-2599
Emergency Line: (323) 259-2511

In an EMERGENCY CALL 911

Intimidation/Threat to Safety Staff, Administration, Faculty Member, Student or Visitor (while on campus) In an EMERGENCY call 911 or Oxy Campus Safety’s Emergency Line: (323) 259-2511
Faculty behaves unprofessionally or inappropriately Faculty

Wendy Sternberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
(323) 259-2634; sternberg@oxy.edu

Staff member or visitor (on campus) behaves unprofessionally or inappropriately Staff Member or Visitor (on campus) Danita Maxwell, Director of Human Resources
(323) 259-2526; maxwelld@oxy.edu
A supervisor, department head, or administrator behaves unprofessionally or inappropriately Supervisor, Department Head, or Administrator Danita Maxwell, Director of Human Resources
(323) 259-2526; maxwelld@oxy.edu
Whistleblower Complaint College or Employee

Danita Maxwell, Director of Human Resources
(323) 259-2526; maxwelld@oxy.edu

OR

Amos Himmelstein, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
(323) 259-1347; himmelstein@oxy.edu

Any other Complaint Staff, Administration, Faculty Member, Student or Visitor (while on campus) Danita Maxwell, Director of Human Resources
(323) 259-2526; maxwelld@oxy.edu