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Fall elections complete 2023-2024 student government association roster

Fall elections for the 2023-2024 Student Government Association were recently held, completing the leadership roster from the spring 2023 elections.  As part of SGA, these students will meet weekly to discuss campus issues, bring awareness to student concerns, and work to administer the budget for student organizations. Congratulations to the following leaders who will represent […]

Office of Student Success welcomes new staff, expands student services

One initiative identified in Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Plan calls for building a professional advising unit of highly trained personnel to increase student retention and graduation rates. To help achieve that, Oglethorpe has welcomed new staff in the Office of Student Success, led by Dr. Vivian Medrano, senior director of student success. In addition to Assistant […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.  The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa […]

Oglethorpe partners with TheDream.US to welcome new “Dreamers” to campus

Oglethorpe University is celebrating its continued partnership with TheDream.US, helping “Dreamers” to achieve their college and career goals. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth who came to the U.S. as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program raises private funds […]

New Intercultural Center supports community and belonging

Oglethorpe University’s first-ever Intercultural Center is now open to the campus community. Located on the second floor of the Turner Lynch Campus Center, the student-focused collaboration space will be home to community events with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the year. The new Intercultural Center is many things all at once: a place […]

Participate in O Book traditions and write your OU story

Since the 1940s, the O Book has served as a living piece of Oglethorpe University history. Presented to students by the Alumni Association, the O Book shares the story behind the university’s traditions and helps all Petrels learn about the role they play in the larger history of OU. The O Book details events, traditions, celebrations, […]

Oglethorpe Counseling Center introduces new after-hours service

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has introduced a new service, Petrel After-Hours Support Services (PASS), to support students after regular business hours. Made possible through a grant from the Frueauff Foundation, PASS provides after-hours support to students experiencing a mental health crisis. Students living on and off campus can talk to a qualified counselor by […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Oglethorpe University’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20 honored more than 240 graduates and faculty and student award winners, and welcomed community and campus leaders to the stage. The livestream recording of the ceremony may be viewed on Oglethorpe’s YouTube channel and additional photos and video from the ceremony and other commencement events are below. […]

[WATCH] OU community talks self-care for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — an opportunity to reflect on the role that mental health plays in the lives of college students and throughout a university. Unaddressed mental health challenges pervade all aspects of life, especially academic performance, and can leave students feeling unmotivated and alone. Oglethorpe University has long been a tight-knit […]