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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, […]

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