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Oglethorpe’s Chi Omega Delta Theta Chapter Wins National Award

The Delta Theta chapter of Chi Omega, one of three Panhellenic sororities on the Oglethorpe campus, was awarded the Chi Omega Chapter of Excellence Award for their outstanding performance during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Delta Theta was one of only 37 chapters (among 178 active collegiate chapters nationwide) to receive the award—and the only chapter […]

Porsche Care Network Awards Grants to Three Student Groups

Congratulations to three Oglethorpe student groups who came in first with Porsche! In 2015, three Oglethorpe student organizations were awarded a total of $1500 (of the $5,000 available) from the Porsche Care Network, the community service organization of Porsche Cars North America, headquartered in Atlanta.  Environmentally Conscious Oglethorpe Students (ECOS), Heifer International, and the Outdoors Club, […]

Oglethorpe Filmmakers Compete for $10,000 National Prize

A team of Oglethorpe University student filmmakers was selected to advance to the final round of the Campus Movie Fest (CMF) Fan Choice Award, presented by Western Digital. The team will be among a group of the best student-created films nationwide, competing for a chance to win $10,000. Nearly 500 movies from 11 colleges were in competition within […]

Students Uncover Long-Lost Elephant Bones on Campus

This week, as Oglethorpe students were digging beds for a community garden, a student’s shovel hit what was, at first, believed to be a rock. However, upon removal and closer examination, it was revealed to be a bone. And, not just any bone, a colossal ELEPHANT bone! Yes, students have found the remains of the infamous elephant of […]

Oglethorpe Day 2015 in Pictures

A beloved tradition, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates our university’s namesake with the “Petrels of Fire” race around the quad and guest speakers. Flip through the photos to see scenes from the day!  In 2015, we welcomed a panel of Atlanta leaders: Doug Shipman, Robert Franklin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, and Lisa Borders, for a conversation moderated […]

Greek Life: Redefined

Greek life at many colleges is often plagued with headline-making issues like alcohol abuse, hazing, and sexism. Fraternities and sororities around the country are struggling with dwindling enrollment, and some colleges and universities have eliminated Greek life altogether, deeming the system too problematic to fix. That is not the Greek life that exists at Oglethorpe. […]

The Refounding of Oglethorpe University

By Thornwell Jacobs, President of Oglethorpe University (1915-1943) March 1927 In all the history of American educational institutions there has never been written a more charming chapter, interwoven with real romance and moral beauty, than the story of the birth and death of Old Oglethorpe University. And rarely has there been in America a finer illustration […]