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Civic Engagement

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 […]

Photos: Orientation Day of Service

At the start of each academic year, the entire freshman class volunteers at locations across Atlanta for the Orientation Day of Service. More than 300 students, including transfer students, members of Alpha Phi Omega and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., as well as Achieve Atlanta Scholars, volunteered at one of 17 local nonprofit organizations, contributing work valued […]

Alternative Break trip celebrates Campus Pride

In recognition of Pride Month, here’s a look back at one way Oglethorpe students supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities this year. In March, nine Oglethorpe students traveled to Charlotte, NC with the Center for Civic Engagement to partner with Campus Pride, an organization focused on developing necessary resources, programs and services to champion LGBTQ […]

Oglethorpe students attend Atlanta’s March for Our Lives

On March 24, Oglethorpe students joined hundreds of thousands around the country, taking to the streets for the March for Our Lives protests—anti-gun violence demonstrations in response to the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Oglethorpe students were among the crowd of almost 30,000 protesters […]