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ODK leadership honor society now accepting applications

Omicron Delta Kappa, a highly selective national leadership honor society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character.  The Oglethorpe Circle of ODK is now accepting applications for membership from eligible students. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, ODK honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and a lifelong […]

Supporting veterans and service members this Veterans Day

Did you know that Oglethorpe is a proud yellow ribbon school, offering tuition discounts to service members and veterans? The Yellow Ribbon Program can help pay for some out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Prospective students can find out if they are eligible for the program and […]

Second annual Diversity Week led by SGA’s Junior Class Senator

Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its second annual Diversity Week, a tradition founded by the current SGA President Taylor Roberts ’21 and this year led by Junior Class Senator Courtland Davis ’22. Davis collaborated with Natasha Byrd, associate director of residence life, Essence Washington, associate director of the counseling center, and OU’s Student […]

Free online fitness classes available via nationwide collegiate partnership

Oglethorpe University has joined the 2020 Recreation Movement challenge—focused on driving fitness and wellbeing-based activities to keep students and university communities healthy, active, and connected! The 2020 Recreation Movement, a collegiate recreation platform, allows Oglethorpe students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in both live and pre-recorded online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and […]

New Woodland Walk will improve campus connectivity, accessibility

In September, Oglethorpe broke ground on a new ADA-compliant boardwalk, which will improve accessibility and help to connect the academic quad to the Turner Lynch Campus Center and residence halls. Design plans call for the current steep sidewalk with stairs to be transformed into an elevated boardwalk winding through the grove of trees and to […]

‘Write your OU story’ with the O-Book of campus traditions

The O-Book is a cornerstone of campus life and helps to introduce Oglethorpe University’s traditions to first-year students. First created in the 1940s, the O-Book is a compilation of traditions that have been passed down year after year. This book and the traditions held within represent a living history of the students that have walked […]

Oglethorpe’s new Collegiate 100 chapter celebrates charter

Collegiate 100 Pinning Ceremony Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Oglethorpe University’s Collegiate 100 chapter celebrated its official charter with a pinning ceremony for its members on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The Collegiate 100 is a campus-based student organization […]

10 ways to stay connected during the remote semester!

As this semester-like-no-other begins, it’s important Petrels find ways to stay connected and keep a sense of campus community, whether you’re on or off campus. Here’s a list of how to stay “in the know” at Oglethorpe this semester: Read the latest. The Source website keeps the campus community informed about the latest university news. […]