Thank You Occidental College Faculty for Demanding Change!
Thank you, Oxy faculty, for your May 1st resolution to demand sexual assault policy changes that will support students and survivors. We are so grateful to have faculty support in light of so many colleges where faculty have either been indifferent or too fearful of speaking out against their administration’s mishandling of sexual assault issues.
We understand that faculty are often the first responders on college campuses in seeing firsthand the impacts that sexual assault has on students. We thank the 128* (and growing!) of the 140 or so full-time Occidental faculty members below for their unwavering support of students below.
Thank you for speaking out against injustice both in and outside the classroom.
Thank you for supporting survivors and assisting them every step of the way.
Thank you for attending our Sleepover for Sexual Assault Awareness (the late-night discussions, the delicious camping food, the hot chocolate and marshmallows, the tent building, the everything…).
Thank you for creating an Oxy that makes us all proud.
We, the undersigned Occidental College faculty, reaffirm the right of all students to live, work, and study on a safe campus where equity prevails.
We, the undersigned Occidental College faculty, recognize and commend the courageous efforts of the members of the Occidental community who are working to ensure that sexual harassment, sexual battery, sexual assault and rape have no place in our community.
We, the undersigned Occidental College faculty, agree with OSAC that there must be changes to the sexual assault policies, there must be procedural integrity in hearing board cases, there must be additional resources for sexual assault and rape survivors, and that there must be significant, on-going sexual harassment, battery, assault and rape education for all students.
We, the undersigned Occidental College faculty, vow to work constructively and tirelessly to transform the policies and underlying culture of Occidental College toward the elimination of sexual harassment, sexual battery, sexual assault and rape.
Allison de Fren
Heng Lam Foong
Mary Beth Heffernan
G. Simeon Pillich
Clarence L. Terry, Sr.
Horacio R. Trujillo