Occidental College is a private educational institution located in Los Angeles, United States. Established in 1887, Occidental College operates in the education, higher education, and university sectors. The college's motto is "Occidens Proximus Orienti" meaning "The West is Nearest the East".
The institution is affiliated with both the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Athletic Association. Occidental College has received accreditation from the WASC Senior College And University Commission as well as the American Chemical Society. The college has been assigned two patents.