Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

O-Tube

Annual Security Report

Annual Security Report 2016

Crime / Fire Log

Crime Statistics

United States federal government, through the Clery Act, mandates the disclosure of certain crime statistics so that Otis College of Art and Design students, employees, and families can be educated about implemented safety and security measures and relevant crime statistics from January to December of 2015.

 

Please be aware that these are statistics for the most severe forms of crime. Students, faculty, and staff should always be vigilant about their personal safety and take care of their personal possessions. All reported campus crime statistics received through the “OTIS Incident/Injury Report System” (crime figures) can be accessed by contacting Rick Gonzalez, Chief Safety and Security Officer at security@otis.edu

 

A security officer is available 24 hours a day and is stationed in the front lobby of the main security office located on the first floor of the Academic Wing. An additional security officer is stationed, after hours, in the Ahmanson building lobby on the Goldsmith campus. The officers make regularly scheduled rounds of the building(s) and its perimeter. Please contact the security officers immediately at x6965 if you need assistance. If you need the Los Angeles Police Department or paramedic assistance, dial 911.

The Fashion Department, located at the California Mart, has Otis security available throughout the 9 month academic year. Hours are as follows: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, the California Mart has building security available 24 hours a day, year round. The Graduate studios in Santa Monica and Culver City are open 24 hours a day w/o security officers on site.

An online Incident Report is available to report injury/incident about a STUDENT and to report injury/incident about an EMPLOYEE.

Otis College of Art and Design has implemented an Otis Alert System which will call and/or text message students, staff, and faculty in the event of an emergency on campus or in the surrounding area.

Students: During registration each semester, students have the opportunity to input contact information for the Otis Alert System.

Staff and Faculty: All faculty and staff are asked to provide their emergency notification and emergency contact information when first hired. They are also asked to update their information at any time during the year as information changes and during the annual Open Enrollment period held each Fall.

The links below detail the crime statistics, as reported to the Dean of Student Affairs for the Goldsmith Campus, Fashion Department, Public Practice Studios, and the MFA Studios locations, and are provided in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The Crime Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reportable crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, and on public property.

The Crime Report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our locations, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs who oversees Housing and Student Conduct, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President of Human Resources and Development who oversees employee engagement and employment policies and the Chief Safety & Security Officer who oversees Campus Safety & Security.

To request an individual hard copy of the campus crime statistics, please contact Rick Gonzalez, Chief Safety & Security Officer at security@otis.edu

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for Goldsmith Campus (pdf)

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for Fashion Location (Cal Mart) (pdf)

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for Public Graduate Studios (pdf)

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for MFA Studios (pdf)

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for CE Wilshire Studio (pdf)

2013-2015 Annual Crime Report for El Segundo (pdf)

Clery Crime Definitions

Policies

Timely Warnings
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that in the judgment of the Chief Safety & Security Officer or Vice President of Administration and Finance, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstance to the Otis Security Officer by phone at (310) 665-6965 or in person in the security office lobby of the new Academic Wing, Goldsmith Campus.

Policy Regarding Enforcement Authority

Otis security officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day and are stationed in the main security office located on the 1st floor Academic Wing of the Goldsmith Campus. Additional security officers are stationed, after hours, in the Ahmanson and Galef building on the Goldsmith campus. The security officers make regularly scheduled rounds of the building(s) and campus perimeter. Please contact the main security office immediately at extension 6965 from any campus phone if you need assistance. Emergency red phones are located throughout each building and connect directly to the main security office. If you need the Los Angeles Police Department or paramedic assistance, dial 911.

Residence Life and Housing - Missing Student Policy
In an effort to support the campus community and the students within the community, the College has adopted a 24-hour missing person's policy for residential students who reside in the Otis Student Housing Program. In accordance with the Higher Education Act, the following should be noted:

Emergency Contact Information

  1. During each open registration period all students intending to register for classes, for any subsequent term, will be given the opportunity to elect an emergency contact. Residential students will also, on an annual basis, file an emergency contact form with the Residence Life and Housing Office. Within 24 hours of the College being notified of a student missing, the student's designated contact, based on either of the aforementioned methods, will be contacted and notified.

Official Notification Procedure

  1. Any member within or outside the Otis community must notify the Office of Residence Life and Housing by calling (310) 846-2648 or (310) 665-6967 of a missing person (residential student).
  2. The Office of Residence Life and Housing, when notified, will research and investigate the information. The Office will also request and/or gather any additional information needed from the reporting party.
  3. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will make attempts to contact the reported missing person by phone, from class, and/or from visiting the student's apartment unit at the Otis Student Housing Program.
  4. In the event that the reported missing student is not located or contacted (and it has been at least 24 hours or appears to be an apparent abduction) the Office of Residence Life and Housing will contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division, at 1.310.482.6334 to report the student as missing.
  5. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (or his or her designee), after police notification and no later than 24 hours after determining the residential student is missing, will notify the missing student's emergency contact (notification may be made to more than one person depending on individual(s) student has listed).
  6. After the Los Angeles Police Department is notified, they will lead the search in finding the student, and the missing student's emergency contact information will be forwarded to them. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (or his or her designee) will stay in communication with the missing person's emergency contact, as a support
Drug Free Schools Act

Drug-Free Workplace
Otis is a drug-free environment and the College will not tolerate the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, sale, purchase, possession, offer to sell, and/or use of any illegal drugs (as defined by the statutes of the state of California) in any Otis facility or at any Otis function. Any student found to have violated this policy will be subject to arrest and disciplinary action in accordance with the Code of Conduct Policy.

Alcohol Use – Student Policy
Except as otherwise provided in this policy, students are not allowed to possess or consume alcohol while in any Otis facility or on the College grounds, including the off-site student housing program, nor are students allowed to possess or consume alcohol at official Otis sponsored events off campus. Violators are subject to the provisions set forth in the Code of Conduct. Alcohol is permitted on campus and at Otis-sponsored events off campus only in connection with special events sponsored by the Ben Maltz Gallery, Institutional Advancement, the Provost’s Office, and the Graduate Programs. At these special events, alcohol may be served only by a bonded bartender. All students in attendance must abide by local, state, and federal regulations related to the possession and consumption of alcohol. California law prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21. Underage drinking and public intoxication are unacceptable, and those who violate these standards will be subject to disciplinary action.

Programs and Areas where Alcohol and Drug Education Occurs

The college has a variety of programs to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students, faculty and employees. Our programs related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informal materials, educational programs, counseling services, referrals and college disciplinary actions.

Employee Assistance program, Student Counseling Services, Student Housing Program, National Alcohol Screening Awareness Day, Student Health and Wellness Day, HR Wellness Programming, Campus Activities Board events and programs, and AlcoholEdu. (AlcoholEdu is a sanction used within the housing program and within the Student Code of Conduct).

College Disciplinary Actions

Student Conduct Review (students), Human Resources employee review (employees).

A violation of any law regarding alcohol and other drug use or possession is a violation of the college’s Student Code of Conduct and a violation of state and federal law.

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist