Mission Statement

The Occidental College Department of Athletics seeks to advance the College's mission of excellence, equity, community and service by providing amateur athletic programs which emphasize competitive intercollegiate teams, fair play, participation in intramural and club sports, and health and fitness programs for all members of the Occidental College community.  The character of the athletics program reflects the priorities of academic success, health, fitness, teamwork, and a winning spirit as critical factors in a well-rounded liberal arts education, consistent with the Occidental College mission. Occidental's athletic program aims to compare favorably with those at the best small liberal arts colleges in the nation.


Occidental College and the NCAA promote good sportsmanship. In order to encourage responsible behavior at all athletic contests, Occidental requests your cooperation by supporting all participants in a positive manner only. Any racial, sexist, or any other intimidating words or actions directed at players, coaches or officials will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the playing venue. Also, the consumption and/or possession of alcohol and tobacco is strictly prohibited.