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Civic Engagement

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 […]

Video: National School Walkout

On the one month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., many Oglethorpe students joined peers in a nationwide demonstration, walking out of classrooms in protest of gun violence, and to remember the victims. Oglethorpe was founded on the principle that students should be prepared to make a life, make […]

Video: A tradition of making a difference

Civic engagement is ingrained at Oglethorpe—a reflection of the lasting legacy of our university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe. Heralded as a philanthropist and champion for the oppressed, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of Britain’s most active 18th century humanitarians. Today, the university encourages community service within each new class of Petrels. Oglethorpe annually awards two full-tuition […]

Apply now to Clinton Global Initiative University 2018 in Chicago!

For nearly a decade, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) has worked to engage leaders on college campuses and grow its community of commitment-makers around the world. This year, the CGI University 2018 meeting will take place at the University of Chicago from October 19-21! Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual […]

Black Student Caucus a leader in civic engagement efforts

As the new semester begins, the A_LAB’s Center for Civic Engagement wants to recognize the many student groups and individual students who have participated in nearly 500 hours of service during the fall semester! But, one group in particular stood out with their consistent commitment to the Oglethorpe creed, “Make a difference.” The Black Student […]

Video: MLK Day of Service 2018

To honor the memory and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of Oglethorpe students volunteered on Monday, January 15 at locations throughout metro Atlanta, focusing on community outreach and environmental stewardship. The volunteer locations included Booker T. Washington High School, the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Find […]

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 […]