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Student Government Association Honored at Georgia Capitol

Oglethorpe University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and university leaders were invited by Georgia State Representative Taylor Bennett (D-Brookhaven) to visit the capitol on March 14. The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution to recognize “Oglethorpe University for its achievements in educating students of Georgia and commend its student leaders for their commitment to promoting the goals […]

Oglethorpe Day 2016

This annual tradition honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival to the new world in Savannah, Ga. Learn more at

Presidents’ Dinner Recognizes Student Leadership

On January 26, President Larry Schall hosted the first annual Presidents’ Leadership Dinner in collaboration with Senior Class President Alex Attebery ’16. The event, held in the Turner Lynch Campus Center, was attended by more than 80 Oglethorpe student leaders, faculty and staff members and was organized to recognize exceptional leadership within the student body. Oglethorpe Board Chair Ceree Eberly, […]

Student Discovers “Cousin Oglethorpe”

The moment I stepped onto Oglethorpe University’s campus as a high school senior, I knew that this would become my home. Seeing the Carillon bells in the Lupton clock tower that cold November morning at OU Uncensored made me realize that you can fall in love with a place at first sight—just as with a […]

Oglethorpe Student Wins Seat in Local City Council

Roger Marmol ’16, a history and politics double major with a minor in studio art, is getting a jump start on his career—he has won a seat on the Snellville City Council. While a full-time student, Roger worked diligently on his campaign for the November 3rd elections, focusing on community, leadership, and growth in the city […]

A History of Oglethorpe by Paul Hudson ’72

Dr. Paul S. Hudson ’72, an award-winning author and historian, presents an overview of Oglethorpe University’s fascinating and colorful history. Dr. Hudson is a professor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, and has served as an adjunct professor and registrar at Oglethorpe.

OUTlet Supports a New “Genderation”

OUTlet is a student-led campus organization with a visible and accessible network of support for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex. OUTlet helps to create an ongoing educational experience between its members and the larger Oglethorpe community by actively exploring cultural identities, values, and stereotypes. Throughout the year, OUTlet provides […]

Oglethorpe Welcomes 400 New Students, Record Freshman Class

In fall 2015, Oglethorpe University welcomed more than 400 new students, including a record freshman class of 322 students. This represents a 16+ percent growth over last year’s freshman class. New Oglethorpe students hail from 21 states and 15 countries; 24 are international students and an additional 13 are exchange students. Within the Class of 2019, […]