Submit Event Submit Announcement Submit Story Idea

Campus Life

A History of Oglethorpe by Paul Hudson ’72

Dr. Paul S. Hudson ’72, an award-winning author and historian, presents an overview of Oglethorpe University’s fascinating and colorful history. Dr. Hudson is a professor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, and has served as an adjunct professor and registrar at Oglethorpe.

OUTlet Supports a New “Genderation”

OUTlet is a student-led campus organization with a visible and accessible network of support for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex. OUTlet helps to create an ongoing educational experience between its members and the larger Oglethorpe community by actively exploring cultural identities, values, and stereotypes. Throughout the year, OUTlet provides […]

Oglethorpe Welcomes 400 New Students, Record Freshman Class

In fall 2015, Oglethorpe University welcomed more than 400 new students, including a record freshman class of 322 students. This represents a 16+ percent growth over last year’s freshman class. New Oglethorpe students hail from 21 states and 15 countries; 24 are international students and an additional 13 are exchange students. Within the Class of 2019, […]

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 […]