Students are responsible for knowing the following:
It is the policy of Occidental College (“Occidental” or the “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, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religious belief, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. The College also prohibits retaliation against a person who reports, complains about, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any proceeding related to this Policy.
Occidental does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs, or in the context of employment. The College complies with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Immigration and Nationality Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Unruh Civil Rights Act, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws addressing discrimination and equal opportunity.
Please refer to the Sexual Misconduct Policy
To review policies related to other forms of discrimination, please visit the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy:
Reporting Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment
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, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and related regulations require that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity operated by the College, including in admission and employment practices. The College has designated Title IX Coordinator Alexandra Fulcher to coordinate the College’s compliance with Title IX. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and related regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481).
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), by contacting the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, by telephone, by electronic mail, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by contacting:
- Individuals who believe they are victims of, or witnesses to, unlawful sexual or gender discrimination or harassment are urged to report such incidents as soon as possible to a trusted supervisor, academic instructor, or the Title IX Coordinator, Alexandra Fulcher by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 323-259-1338.
Other Forms of Discrimination:
- Individuals who believe that they are victims of, or witnesses to, all forms of discrimination, other than sex discrimination are urged to report such incidents as soon as possible to Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office by email at email@example.com or phone (323) 259-2531.
Investigation and hearing procedures for students are available at: http://www.oxy.edu/sexual-assault-resources-support/policies-procedures#IX. Options for Resolution
In addition to the College's internal remedies, external remedies are available for students through:
- The United States Office of Civil Rights, 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102; 1-415-586-5555
External remedies for employees are available through:
- The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 1-800-669-4000
- California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 439-6799
Last Updated July 27, 2021