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Civic Engagement

Oglethorpe student leaders pen letter to Mayor, Atlanta PD calling for ‘equity and justice’

Two Oglethorpe students, David Swillum ’21 and Milana ‘Mimi’ Woods ’21, have collaborated with students at other metro Atlanta universities to author a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department in light of national scrutiny of police tactics. The letter outlines demands to increase accountability for police officers, re-allocate funding […]

Freshman selected for College Democrats of Georgia Executive Board

Freshman Nya Davis ’23 has been selected to serve on the College Democrats of Georgia (CDG) Executive Board leadership as Director of Membership. Davis is among three new executive board leaders chosen from a large, competitive applicant pool of college students from across Georgia. An organization of student activists, CDG advocates at all levels of […]

Oglethorpe students serve the Atlanta community on MLK Day of Service

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Oglethorpe students and alumni participated in service trips around Atlanta on Monday for the university’s annual MLK Day of Service. To recruit volunteers, Oglethorpe’s A_LAB – Civic Engagement partnered with the Office of Alumni Relations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Iota Psi, Tri Sigma […]

Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]

Photos: Orientation Day of Service Hits 15th Year

Welcome Weekend at Oglethorpe is not complete until first-year students have a chance to give back to their new community, For the 15th consecutive year, the Orientation Day of Service took freshmen to locations around Atlanta to volunteer their time to help others. In 2019, close to 400 students participated at one of 15 locations. […]

Clara Grimaldo ’21: Activist on campus and off

Clara Grimaldo, a sophomore sociology major, describes herself as “an activist at heart.” She developed an interest in political activism at a young age, and since arriving at Oglethorpe, has increasingly taken on leadership roles, both on and off campus—which recently landed her an internship at the State Capitol. Grimaldo is an active member of […]

Video: Malika Whitley ’11 featured on Today Show

Class of 2011’s Malika Whitley continues to make a difference in Atlanta with ChopArt, the nonprofit she founded for homeless teens “to help them build community, cope, and heal” through the arts. And her efforts are getting national recognition. Most recently, Today.com highlighted Whitley’s outreach to homeless youth in the city.   This month, Whitley […]

Oglethorpe to host National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 3

The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, February 3. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Traditions lobby of Dorough Field House and in the Schmidt Recreation Center, as well as the Oglethorpe Track and Field, weather […]

Day of Service highlights weekend of activism

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of Oglethorpe students and alumni participated in service trips and activism around Atlanta. Organized by A_LAB Civic Engagement and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., more than 50 students spent their day off on Monday volunteering with Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture and Books For […]