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Occidental College

Campus Life and Facilities

Occidental Students Say...

“People are really passionate about their extracurricular activities and intern­ships” at Occidental, where most students are “busy from dawn to dusk, and loving it.” Clubs and intramural sports, “from quidditch to women’s rugby,” are popular across campus, and “Greek life is getting bigger and bigger every year.” On campus, “There are frequently g...

Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Campus Road

Office of Admission

Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

United States

Phone: 323-259-2700

Fax: 323-341-4875


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 89
Fire Safety Rating: 67
Green Rating: 79
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 120.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.oxy.edu/campus-safety

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 80.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Women's dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:118
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
Humor Magazine
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:8
Number of Social Sororities:4
    % of women who join:21%
Number of Social Fraternities:3
% of men who join: 12
Number of Religious Organizations:10
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.oxy.edu/center-gender-equity Occidental's Queer Straight Alliance serves as the LGBT support group on campus.
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://www.oxy.edu/intercultural-community-center Student clubs include Asian Pacific Americans for Liberation; Black Student Alliance; Chinese Cultural Club; South Asian Student Assn.; Korean American Students Assn.; Pilipino United Students Organization; Japanese Culture Club; La Raza Coalition; South Asian Students Assn.
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Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Tigers
Women's Sports Team Name:Tigers
Team Mascot:Oswald the Tiger
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Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC, UCLA
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: USC, UCLA
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 78
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 10.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: No
Partnerships with Technology Companies: No
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 100.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: IBM, Dell, Apple, Gateway
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: No
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Keck Theater; Mullin Studio and Art Gallery; Moore Ornithology Collection; Smiley Geological Collection; Morse Collection of Astronomical Instruments; superconducting magnet; paleomagnetic lab; vivarium; greenhouses
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