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World Showcase celebrates diversity and intersectionality, enriches campus community

Last Friday, the Oglethorpe community gathered to celebrate the second World Showcase, a student-organized celebration of world culture and a vibrant reflection of the many cultures that comprise the university’s student body. Attendees traveled the globe as they tried a variety of foods, enjoyed live performances from entertainers like traditional Indian dance troupe Nritya Sankalpa, […]

Saluting women Petrel pioneers during Women’s History Month

Since 1987, people have celebrated and honored the achievements of women every March for Women’s History Month. Students at Oglethorpe have recognized the month by supporting women-owned businesses, attending lectures, or simply being in community together. This Women’s History Month is a perfect time to highlight just a few of the many achievements of women […]

Oglethorpe Day 2024 celebrates humanitarianism and civic duty

 The sun shone brightly on this year’s Oglethorpe Day celebration, a beloved university tradition that beams with school spirit. Dressed in layers of black and gold — and red, for Valentine’s Day — students, faculty, staff and alumni came together today to show their love for their university. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s […]

Campus improvement projects continue into busy Spring Semester

As a distinct campus with buildings on the Historic Registry, Oglethorpe University is continuously working to enhance campus beauty and ensure facilities are supporting student success. “The beauty of our campus is a key factor for students when choosing Oglethorpe,” said Pete Stobie, Oglethorpe’s senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. “We […]

Celebrating Black History Month at Oglethorpe

The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events. Black History Month was originally established as a week-long celebration but was later extended to the full month of February in the 1970s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month. Today, people across the country celebrate the […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]

Oglethorpe Day 2024 to feature Petrels of Fire race, DeKalb County CEO and author Michael Thurmond

A time-honored Oglethorpe University tradition is just around the corner. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, students, faculty and staff will gather once again on the academic quad to celebrate Oglethorpe Day. Oglethorpe Day recognizes the lasting legacy of the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe. A philanthropist, military leader, and member of Parliament, Oglethorpe was regarded […]

[PHOTOS] Ushering in the holiday spirit at Boar’s Head 2023

The 79th Annual Boar’s Head Celebration on Dec. 1 marked the beginning of the holiday season at Oglethorpe. A timeless and beloved Oglethorpe tradition, this year’s Boar’s Head was filled with holiday spirit and a warm sense of community. The celebration included the induction of 21 new Omicron Delta Kappa members, the alumni reception that […]