Leaders of Tomorrow

Occidental’s exceptional scholars and dedicated teachers equip students with the intellectual tools to understand and address an array of our society’s critical challenges. Infused with Oxy’s liberal arts ethos and our interdisciplinary approach to learning, we prepare our students to become the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and leaders.

A New Generation

Ask any Oxy graduate, and they will tell you that the powerful relationship between professor and student defined their Oxy experience, regardless of their major. Close to one-third of Oxy’s faculty is expected to retire over the next 10 years. This presents us with an opportunity to invest in a new generation of faculty that will shape the curriculum and the College for decades to come. New endowed professorships will attract top talent and underwrite compelling teaching and advising, one-on-one research partnerships, and lifelong relationships that shape careers.

We seek to raise $50 million to endow professorships in the arts, humanities and sciences, and to fuel the continued evolution of academic and co-curricular programs. Join us in strengthening academic excellence at Oxy for good.