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Oglethorpe Day 2023 reflects community and school spirit [Photos]

Today, students, faculty and staff celebrated one of Oglethorpe’s beloved traditions — Oglethorpe Day. Decked out in black and yellow spirit wear, Petrels came together on the academic quad to begin the day’s festivities. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. It is on Oglethorpe Day that we are reminded of the motto of […]

Oglethorpe announces events celebrating Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! Be sure to join Oglethorpe faculty, staff, and students in celebrating and honoring the Black experience. See the selected items below. Check OU Connect throughout the month for upcoming events and programs! School Daze: Film Screening and Discussion, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Look Cinema (Town Brookhaven) Join DYNASTTY, Collegiate […]

Mental health and wellness initiatives continue to grow at Oglethorpe with creation of PACT

Oglethorpe University launched its latest effort to shore up mental health support on campus for students, faculty and staff this week with a new behavioral intervention team called Petrel Assessment and Care Team (PACT). PACT is a campus-wide group of multi-disciplinary trained professionals who are responsible for identifying, assessing, mitigating and responding to concerning behaviors […]

Oglethorpe Day 2023 to celebrate love of community

It’s that time of year again! On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Oglethorpe University community will celebrate Oglethorpe Day, a beloved tradition among students, faculty, staff and alumni. Oglethorpe Day honors the lasting legacy of the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe.  A philanthropist, military leader, and member of Parliament, Oglethorpe was regarded as one of […]

Oglethorpe awarded grant to support student mental health

The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation has awarded Oglethorpe University $55,000 to support student mental health programs. The specific proposal was to fund the launch of a new after-hours program called the Petrel After-Hours Support System (PASS) housed in the Counseling Center. More details on PASS will be announced when the program is ready to be rolled […]

Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society taps new members

This week, Oglethorpe University’s Omicron Delta Kappa Circle tapped 19 students and one staff member to join the highly selective national leadership honor society. The new ODK members will be officially inducted on Friday, Dec. 2, as part of Oglethorpe’s annual Boar’s Head events. This year’s initiates are: Kaitlyn Bassett Kirsten Carroll Benton Cogar Maria […]

Oglethorpe celebrates first-generation college students

Oglethorpe University recently held a campus-wide celebration of first-generation students to give special recognition to the courage and diligence of those who have undertaken the journey to be the first person in their family to attend college. Oglethorpe University is one of 50 institutions nationwide — and one of only two in Georgia — to […]

OU brings Petrel Pride to Atlanta Pride 2022

Last weekend, Oglethorpe University students, faculty and staff joined the City of Atlanta for one of the largest celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community in the country: Atlanta Pride. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the beloved festival returned this year as vibrant as ever, bringing together people and communities from across the […]