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Thank You Occidental College Faculty for Demanding Change!

May 2, 2013

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.


Jamie Angell

Arthe Anthony

Heather Banis

Renee Baran

Natasha Behl

Linda Besemer

Roger Boesche

Elizabeth Braker

Carolyn Brighouse

Ron Buckmire

Thomas Burkdall

Larry Caldwell

Anthony Chase

Tsung Chi

Mary Christianakis

Lan Chu

Phoebe Dea

Allison de Fren

Nancy Dess

Danielle Dirks

Peter Dreier

Greg Drummond

Robert Ellis

Salvador Fernandez

Sharla Fett

Daniel Fineman

Brian Fitzmorris

Heng Lam Foong

James Ford

Broderick Fox

Debra Freas

Alan Freeman

Regina Freer

Douglas Gardner

Nina Gelbart

Irene Girton

Alicia González

Thalia González

Robert Gottlieb

Susan Gratch

Susan Grayson

Felisa Guillen

Laura Hebert

Mary Beth Heffernan

Caroline Heldman

Marcia Homiak

Maryanne Horowitz

Andrew Jalil

Jane Jaquette

David Kasunic

John Kern

Sanjeev Khagram

Brian Kim

Alan Knoerr

Edmond Johnson

John Lang

Desiree LaVertu

Brandon Lehr

Carmel Levitan

Jan Lin

Jennifer Logan

Adelaida Lopez

Mary Lopez

Bruno Louchouarn

Heather Lukes

Amy Lyford

Linda Lyke

Frank Lynch

Donna Maeda

Deborah Martinson

Martha Matsuoka

John McCormack

Laural Meade

Lynn Mehl

Carina Miller

Karen Molinder

Warren Montag

Robert Moore

Richard Mora

Clair Morrissey

Linda Munson

Andre Myers

Paul Nam

Leila Neti

Eric Newhall

Gretchen North

Cheryl Okumura

Gloria Orozco

Jocelyn Pedersen

Juergen Pelzer

Zoe Phillips

G. Simeon Pillich

Roberta Pollock

Dan Pondella

Julie Prebel

Alexandra Puerto

Marcella Raney

Movindri Reddy

Walt Richmond

Jaclyn Rodriguez

Martha Ronk

Derek Ross

Stuart Rugg

Dylan Sabo

Arthur Saint-Aubin

Anne Schell

Gary Schindelman

Bhavna Shamasunder

Michael Shelton

Andrew Shtulman

Samuel Solomon

Ronald Solorzano

Lisa Sousa

Eileen Spain

Linda Stark

Damian Stocking

Marla Stone

Eric Sundberg

John Swift

Clarence L. Terry, Sr.

Nalsey Tinberg

Saul Traiger

Dolores Trevizo

Horacio R. Trujillo

Andrew Udit

Kristi Upson-Saia

Mark Vallianatos

Lisa Wade

Kirsten Wandschneider

Kenjus Watson

James Whitney

Dale Wright

Jean Wyatt

Désirée Zamorano

Amanda Zellmer

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