Welcome to the Student Handbook Online. This web-based document provides access to up-to-date information about services and resources for students as well as official policies, regulations and guidelines for students at Occidental College. The departments that publish these policies, regulations and guidelines may revise or withdraw them without notice. The College makes every effort to inform the community of changes; however, students are responsible for monitoring for updates as well as for reading and knowing the contents of this handbook.
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining the handbook and welcomes your suggestions, in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Occidental College is committed to providing an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual and interpersonal misconduct.
It is the policy of Occidental College to maintain an environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religious belief, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Such conduct is prohibited in Occidental’s educational programs and activities and in the context of employment and admissions (including application for each), as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; and other similar laws.
Occidental also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any proceeding under College policy or law.