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. …

Getting in the Spirit at Oglethorpe

Craig Borne ’15 has a not-so-secret mission: to help students feel more spirited on campus. Borne’s identity is not a government super agent but rather a super student at Oglethorpe. (Sorry, had to do it!) He’s a biopsychology major with a double minor in sociology and chemistry. To top this off, he’s a member of …

International Mentoring Program Unites EF and OU Students

In July 2012, Oglethorpe partnered with Education First (EF), an international language provider that allows students to study language and culture in diverse environments around the world, including 14 North American cities. Atlanta is their most recent location. As the cultural hub of the south, Atlanta is attractive to many international students and the educational …

Class of 2017: “What are you most excited about?”

During one of our OU Passport events this summer, we asked students in the incoming Class of 2017: “What are you most excited about?”  Are you a freshman this fall? What would you add? Produced by Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency.

One Senior’s Oglethorpe Bucket List: 20 Must-Do Activities for Every Stormy Petrel

With a less than two weeks left until graduation, reality has started to set in. Soon, Oglethorpe will not only be my university: it will be my alma mater. As a senior, everything from conversations with nostalgic friends to commencement updates constantly remind me that this formal departure from my second home is imminent. That …

Oglethorpe’s New “Short Courses” Are Long on Fun & Learning

OU shook things up this semester by adding a variety of short courses that focused on fun topics and experiences. Many students took advantage of the 13 one-time learning and recreational experiences, mostly taught by Oglethorpe staff. This semester’s short courses have explored interesting topics like “How to Survive in the Woods…in a Hammock” with  Jon Nooner, technical director for the Conant Performing …

Petrel Student/Athlete Featured in NCAA Video

Oglethorpe alum Stephen Archer ’10 was featured in a marketing video by the NCAA as part of their “Identity Initiative” campaign.  The NCAA has released several videos to communicate the values and attributes of its Division III program. Archer, an honors graduate and a member of the All-conference baseball team, is spotlighted in one of their videos …