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Civic Engagement

Oglethorpe Rotaract Club volunteers with nonprofit Education Cures

Rotaract Clubs, sponsored by local Rotaries, exist nationwide and bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. The Oglethorpe University Rotaract Club recently partnered with Education Cures, an Atlanta nonprofit that provides early childhood education in impoverished countries. Education Cures planned […]

OU students among City of Atlanta sustainability ambassadors

Oglethorpe University was recently invited to send student ambassadors “who are passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability” to the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability’s first Student Ambassador Roundtable, an initiative to help promote collaboration and sustainability awareness in the Atlanta community. Oglethorpe participants included current student Madeleine Tulk ’19 and recent graduate Tate Davis ’16. The […]

Congressional candidate Jon Ossoff speaks on campus

Oglethorpe University’s College Democrats hosted Georgia’s Democratic 6th District candidate, Jon Ossoff, drawing a capacity crowd in the Turner Lynch Campus Center today, despite the inclement weather. Oglethorpe alumna and Georgia State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick ’04 was on hand to help welcome Ossoff and his campaign team to campus. Ossoff is running to replace previous 6th […]

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” […]

Getting out the vote at Oglethorpe

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Throughout this election season, Oglethorpe and its student organizations have put forth a strong effort to encourage students and the entire campus community to […]

Oglethorpe receives national recognition for community service, named to President’s Honor Roll

Oglethorpe University has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Oglethorpe is the only college in Georgia to make the honor roll every year since its inception in 2006. Each year, the President […]

Orientation Day of Service 2016: Making a Difference in Atlanta

Here are scenes from Oglethorpe’s annual Orientation Day of Service on August 27, which took more than 400 first-year students and student leaders, plus staff and faculty, out to volunteer at 16 nonprofits throughout metro Atlanta. Special thanks to Waffle House for getting the day started right with a hearty breakfast! The volunteer locations were: the Atlanta […]

Oglethorpe Student Wins Seat in Local City Council

Roger Marmol ’16, a history and politics double major with a minor in studio art, is getting a jump start on his career—he has won a seat on the Snellville City Council. While a full-time student, Roger worked diligently on his campaign for the November 3rd elections, focusing on community, leadership, and growth in the city […]

Why I Spent September 11th at an Iraqi Refugee Camp

I am a millennial. I am the generation that is accused of laziness while simultaneously being praised for innovation and change. At Oglethorpe I am taught to “make a life, make a living, make a difference.” I never took those words to heart until I moved to Brussels, Belgium, to study for five months. Little did […]