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Student group among new resources to support undocumented students

In February 2019, Oglethorpe University became the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to offer scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the U.S. as children. This partnership has helped to welcome DACA recipients and undocumented students to campus, and these students are an influential and proud part of the Oglethorpe community. The […]

Celebrating Black History Month: OU’s first African-American Greek organization Epsilon Iota Psi

Epsilon Iota Psi Sorority, Inc. (EIPsi) was founded at Oglethorpe University on April 25, 2012 as the first African-American Greek organization associated with the university. The “Madames of EIPsi,” along with later additions Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are important and proud parts of Oglethorpe’s history. “We founded EIPsi […]

LGBTQIA+ student organization revived by freshmen

Starting this semester, Oglethorpe’s LGBTQ+ student organization OUtlet will be revived, helmed by freshman Alex Nukpi ’24. The club had been on hiatus due to change in student leadership, but Nukpi reports they will be fully active on campus this semester. OUtlet has historically been many things: a meeting place for members of Oglethorpe’s LGBTQIA+ community, […]

Oglethorpe Day 2021 in review

Oglethorpe Day was celebrated a little differently this year — but there was still plenty of spirit! The annual tradition was commemorated virtually on Facebook and across social media. During the Oglethorpe Day celebration, SGA President Taylor Roberts ’21 announced that the Oglethorpe Archives will be accepting new submissions to university’s decennial time capsule, which […]

Oglethorpe Day 2021 to be a socially-distant but spirited celebration

Oglethorpe Day will be a little different this year — but we’ll still feel the spirit! Oglethorpe Day is a yearly tradition honoring 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 Britain’s most active 18th century humanitarians. This […]

Dr. Kyle R. Williams named Dean of Students at Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has announced that Kyle R. Williams, Ed.D. will be the new Dean of Students, effective February 1, 2021. Currently, Dr. Williams is Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Washington University (St. Louis, MO). In this role, Dr. Williams will focus on critical student-facing initiatives and day-to-day operations of Campus Life, providing […]

New initiative for students supports multicultural leadership

Oglethorpe’s Office of Student Involvement, which focuses on student engagement and leadership, has launched the Multicultural Leadership Institute, an initiative dedicated to cultivating and engaging diverse student leaders at Oglethorpe University. Students participating in the institute this fall are attending a series of six discussions that cover a variety of professional development topics, including cross-cultural […]

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 […]