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Oglethorpe food pantry celebrates two years, expands services

Oglethorpe’s donation-funded food pantry, formed initially by a subcommittee of the Student Government Association in 2021, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Petey’s Pantry has packaged 100 orders just this semester and more than 500 since its launch. Thanks to grants and donations from the OU community, Petey’s Pantry has plans to expand its services and […]

Fall elections complete 2023-2024 student government association roster

Fall elections for the 2023-2024 Student Government Association were recently held, completing the leadership roster from the spring 2023 elections.  As part of SGA, these students will meet weekly to discuss campus issues, bring awareness to student concerns, and work to administer the budget for student organizations. Congratulations to the following leaders who will represent […]

Oglethorpe attains national recognition for campus conservation efforts

Oglethorpe has been officially recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus, a designation that acknowledges the university’s commitment to maintaining a clean, green campus environment and engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation efforts. Though the national recognition comes just a year after the recent launch of new sustainability initiatives, efforts to […]

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 […]

Oglethorpe food pantry continues to grow, gain support

After discovering that more than 35% of students were facing food insecurity, Oglethorpe launched Petey’s Pantry, a student-led and donation-funded campus food pantry, in fall 2021. The pantry’s primary goal is to provide students with a safe and sustainable environment for receiving good quality and healthy items for free, regardless of income. Petey’s Pantry provides supplies […]

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 […]

OU students have life-changing experience in Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s first-ever Atlanta cohort

Three Oglethorpe University students are having the opportunity of a lifetime this year participating in the first-ever cohort of Atlanta college students in the national Institute for Responsible Citizenship (IRC). The OU students were Darlington Edem, a first-year business administration major from Calabar, Nigeria; Braelen Francis, a first-year business major from Prattville, Ala.; and John Louis-Ugbo, a […]