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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 […]

Zacarias named first ever Oglethorpe Intercultural Center director

The founding director of the new Oglethorpe University Intercultural Center will be Marisol Zacarias who brings a proven track record of intercultural engagement for such organizations as Reach for Excellence, Agnes Scott College and the Posse Foundation. The Oglethorpe community is invited to a meet-and-greet with Zacarias at 1 p.m., May 9, in the Cousins […]

Photos: Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates excellence in academics and leadership

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff recognized at Oglethorpe University’s 2023 Honors and Awards Ceremony, held in Lupton Auditorium on April 27. This annual event celebrates academic excellence and leadership contributions throughout the academic year. This year’s honorees are: Leadership Learning Award – Josue Acosta Adult Degree Program Student Award – Mike Markey  Charles […]

2023-2024 Student Government Association election results announced

The results for the 2023-2024 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. Congratulations to the next group of student leaders, who will represent the student body for the next academic year: SGA President: Ashleigh Ewald Vice President of the Senate: David Martinez Vice President of Inter Club Council: Morgan Quach Vice President […]

New student group supports community for disabled and neurodivergent students

Last summer, four students began a new organization: Disabled, Neurodivergent Students of Oglethorpe. A relatively new organization, the student leaders are already making waves across campus through special programming and advocacy. DNSO was founded by Oglethorpe students Elle Newbern ’24, Ambrose Blanchard ’24, Sam McCalla ’24 and Lacey Frye ’24. The four founders wanted to create […]