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Oglethorpe’s Muslim Student Association brings visibility to Muslim community

Oglethorpe University’s Muslim Student Association is gearing up for a new semester of in-person activities including social events and opportunities to learn more about Islamic culture. The MSA was founded by students Olivia Ramlawy ’22 and Nour Meselhi ’21 in fall 2020. Fellow Petrels Ashrakat Hassan ’24 and Mariama Abdoul-Majeed ’23 helped to get the club up and running and […]

COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall 2021

This message was updated on July 6, 2021 to provide a link to the student form and a deadline for acknowledging status/filing for medical or religious accommodation. In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students, employees, and the surrounding community, Oglethorpe will mandate students, faculty, and staff to be fully immunized against […]

New 24/7 student telehealth program funded by SGA

Oglethorpe University’s Student Government Association recently approved funding for a partnership with the Virtual Care Group, a student-oriented telehealth provider. Through this partnership, Oglethorpe students receive around-the-clock easy access to physical and mental health consultation — in addition to current services already provided. Access to the program opened on May 1. No matter where students […]

Video: 2021 Honors and Awards celebrate excellence in academics and leadership

Oglethorpe’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. This year’s celebration took place virtually on the Oglethorpe University Facebook page on April 22. Congratulations to the 2021 honorees! Instrumentalist of the Year Award in memory of Jack Strouss, Jr. ’51 – Walter Kuntz […]

2021-2022 Student Government Association & Programming Board announced

The results for the 2021-2022 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. President: Justin Bennett Vice President of the Senate: Jakeb Sanders Vice President of the Programming Board: Jillian Heatly Vice President of Inter Club Council: Hrishika Chhertri Treasurer: Olivia […]

Prominent Atlanta LGBTQ+ activist will headline spring Core Lecture

This spring, Atlanta activist Feroza Syed will present both a campus-wide lecture and a more intimate, student advocacy conversation as part of Oglethorpe’s CORE lecture series. Both will cover topics of LGBTQ+ issues, intersectionality and social justice. Syed has been heavily involved in LGBTQ+ advocacy in the Atlanta area. After coming out in a viral facebook […]

Canton & Company spotlights Oglethorpe’s successful COVID-19 strategy

Oglethorpe’s partnership with Canton & Company was key to a successful fall semester—and it continues to aid campus operations while navigating the ongoing pandemic. Recently, the public health company released a case study of Oglethorpe’s approach to reopening campus. Canton & Company provided guidance for implementing multiple strategies in fall 2020 to limit the spread […]