All college students have the right to a safe, supportive place in which to live, work, and study. Unfortunately, Occidental College has failed to provide such an environment in its mishandling of sexual assault, despite years of requests for change from students and faculty. Finally, students and faculty filed two federal complaints in April over violations of Title IX and the Clery Act. The faculty voted by a wide majority for changes to Oxy's sexual assault policies and practices, and voted "no confidence" in two college administrators. Parents and alumni wrote an open letter to the Occidental administration demanding change.
By signing this petition, you will add your voice to the growing chorus of advocates for safer, more just college campuses across the nation.