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Meet your friendly Campus Safety officers

For the next few days Oglethorpe University is celebrating SAFETY WEEK! The Oglethorpe University Campus Safety Department consists of 10 officers. Whether on foot or behind the wheel of a patrol car or golf cart, they are here to protect and serve the campus community. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, […]

Food & fashion: Greek organizations fundraise for a cause

A resounding success, Oglethorpe’s October Family Weekend welcomed more than 320 visitors to campus—and featured the first “philanthropy-forward Friday,” led by Oglethorpe’s Greek community. This new effort raised more than $900 for two local nonprofits, with $502 going to March of Dimes and $400 to Children’s Miracle Network. All nine social Greek organizations hosted food “truck” […]

Diversity Rankings Place Oglethorpe at #5 in GA, #66 in U.S.

Niche has ranked Oglethorpe University among the most diverse colleges in Georgia—and in the country—topping Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University. Earning an “A” in diversity, Oglethorpe was listed in the top five Georgia colleges and 66th nationally, of the 1713 U.S. colleges evaluated and based on the most recent data available from […]

Student Government Association Honored at Georgia Capitol

Oglethorpe University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and university leaders were invited by Georgia State Representative Taylor Bennett (D-Brookhaven) to visit the capitol on March 14. The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution to recognize “Oglethorpe University for its achievements in educating students of Georgia and commend its student leaders for their commitment to promoting the goals […]

Oglethorpe Day 2016

This annual tradition honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival to the new world in Savannah, Ga. Learn more at

Presidents’ Dinner Recognizes Student Leadership

On January 26, President Larry Schall hosted the first annual Presidents’ Leadership Dinner in collaboration with Senior Class President Alex Attebery ’16. The event, held in the Turner Lynch Campus Center, was attended by more than 80 Oglethorpe student leaders, faculty and staff members and was organized to recognize exceptional leadership within the student body. Oglethorpe Board Chair Ceree Eberly, […]

Student Discovers “Cousin Oglethorpe”

The moment I stepped onto Oglethorpe University’s campus as a high school senior, I knew that this would become my home. Seeing the Carillon bells in the Lupton clock tower that cold November morning at OU Uncensored made me realize that you can fall in love with a place at first sight—just as with a […]