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Interfraternity Council focuses on alcohol education

The majority of Oglethorpe students make healthy decisions regarding alcohol, according to the 2016 Campus Climate Survey. However, characteristics of the unhealthier minority point to a higher likelihood that those students are male, and either athletes or Greek. With this in mind, the Interfraternity Council (IFC), comprised of three social Greek organizations, hosted an event to […]

Scenes from Oglethorpe Day 2017!

One of our university’s beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad and an esteemed guest speaker on campus. This year, we welcomed Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and founder of the […]

Oglethorpe Day 2017: “Turning Challenges into Triumphs”

A beloved tradition, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the spirited “Petrels of Fire” race on the quad, an esteemed guest speaker, and other Oglethorpe-related activities throughout the day. This year, on Wednesday, February 8, we welcome speaker Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. From […]

Photos: Stress Free Zone

What better way to relieve end-of-semester stress than some good old-fashioned stress relieving fun? This year’s stress free zone, sponsored by the OU Counseling Center, included yard games, arts and crafts, henna tattoos, and most importantly, PUPPIES!

Lights, Camera, Oglethorpe!

Georgia’s thriving film industry impacts Oglethorpe’s bottom line, student opportunities. As one of the only campuses in Atlanta to feature unique masonry and Gothic architectural style, Oglethorpe attracts film location scouts seeking a historic and grand setting. Producers find an easy-access location in one of the most film-friendly cities and states. In 2015 alone, Oglethorpe […]

The legacy of Gables Brookhaven on an historical campus

“Forward thinking” strategy a win-win In 2014, Oglethorpe University entered into a land-lease agreement with Gables Residential to build Gables Brookhaven, a 374-unit apartment complex at Peachtree Road and Hermance Drive. The first of the two buildings opened in fall 2015, and the second in summer 2016. While the new construction updated Oglethorpe’s face to Peachtree […]

Photos: The Battle of Bloody Marsh, a tradition continues!

Each year, a team of students and a team of faculty and staff meet to do battle … via tug-of-war. The annual “Battle of Bloody Marsh” is named for the famous 1742 battle in which General Oglethorpe’s forces defeated the Spanish troops in South Georgia. This year, although the competition was fierce, faculty and staff successfully defended their […]

Student leaders “Step UP!” to advocate for peers

Launched in fall 2016, “Step UP! Oglethorpe” activates student Advocates passionate about teaching their peers how to be leaders in various social situations. Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others in areas such as sexual violence prevention, alcohol abuse deterrence, anti-bias dialogue and […]

Don’t throw away your shot: “Hamilton” & the election

“Hamilton’s America,” a documentary about the making of the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton,” aired a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve watched it five times, in part because I’m so proud of my amazing friend and college classmate Chris Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of George Washington in the show. But, […]