Diversity & Equity Board

The Diversity and Equity Board (DEB) works toward empowerment and improved conditions for structurally marginalized groups on and off campus. DEB supports initiatives that foster a campus climate of inclusivity, further ASOC’s commitment to equity, and lead to improved practices at Occidental College.

Mission

DEB serves as an official student-led branch of ASOC that works towards empowerment and improved conditions for structurally marginalized groups on and off campus. The purpose of this board is to support student and faculty led initiatives that foster a campus climate of inclusivity through intersectionality, the compilation of reports of offices’ and ASOC branches’ commitment to diversity and equity, and putting forth recommendations towards improved practices. DEB will ensure that DEB activities both minimize the College’s gentrifying impact and increase the College’s efforts to repair gentrifying damage done by the College and other community members. It is the role of the current board to define the parameters of Diversity and Equity responsibly through student engagement, with timely and transparent review processes. The intention of the Board is to hold Occidental College to its mission of diversity and equity.

Bylaws & House Rules

Click here to access our bylaws, house rules, and other public documents.

Agenda & Meeting Notes

Click here for meeting notes approved by the Board. These are released the week following each meeting.

The Annual DEB Report

The Diversity and Equity Board publishes an annual report on diversity and equity at Occidental College, released at the end of each academic school year.

Board members meet regularly with various offices, departments, and other groups deemed necessary to establish goals and measurable desired outcomes in alignment with Occidental College’s mission statement and commitment to its four pillars: Equity, Community, Service, and Excellence. Reports summarize and note key steps each office has taken during the year and/or semester to reach their initial goals, as well as any alterations to these goals.

The reports are not designed to be comperhensive of every iniative on campus and should be considered within the context of each school year. We believe in contributing to an open, accessible record of Occidental College's history with matters of diversity and equity.

Past Reports

Funding

DEB funds individuals, clubs, and groups of students whose goals align with the Board's mission of promoting diversity and equity at Occidental college. We are a branch of student government, our funding comes entirely from student fees.

DEB Committees

Several board positions include a student subcommittee who help to create and achieve DEB goals; it is possible to be a part of more than one committee at a time. If you would like to be involved with DEB and our various projects, email oxydeb@oxy.edu. The respective DEB member will contact you regarding committee meeting dates and times.

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