Author: Tess Langan
Each May, fewer than 500 students walk across the Greek Bowl stage, turn their tassels and exchange their student rank for the daunting title of “alumnus.” Every four years, then, Occidental churns out a humble number of alumni, just under 2,000.
While Occidental prides itself on its tight-knit community and subsequent advantages of a small liberal arts college, a student body smaller than most public high schools undoubtedly acts as a double-edged sword. The 21,000 person alumni network of Occidental simply can’t compete with that of larger schools; for example, the University of Southern California’s network, called the “Trojan Family,” is currently 300,000 strong.
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