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Student group among new resources to support undocumented students

In February 2019, Oglethorpe University became the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to offer scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the U.S. as children. This partnership has helped to welcome DACA recipients and undocumented students to campus, and these students are an influential and proud part of the Oglethorpe community. The […]

Celebrating Black History Month: OU’s first African-American Greek organization Epsilon Iota Psi

Epsilon Iota Psi Sorority, Inc. (EIPsi) was founded at Oglethorpe University on April 25, 2012 as the first African-American Greek organization associated with the university. The “Madames of EIPsi,” along with later additions Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., are important and proud parts of Oglethorpe’s history. “We founded EIPsi […]

LGBTQIA+ student organization revived by freshmen

Starting this semester, Oglethorpe’s LGBTQ+ student organization OUtlet will be revived, helmed by freshman Alex Nukpi ’24. The club had been on hiatus due to change in student leadership, but Nukpi reports they will be fully active on campus this semester. OUtlet has historically been many things: a meeting place for members of Oglethorpe’s LGBTQIA+ community, […]

President Ladany announces new Chief of Staff Rebecca L. Sandidge, PhD

President Nick Ladany announced today that Rebecca L. Sandidge, PhD will serve as the university’s inaugural Chief of Staff, starting February 15. Currently, she is the Chief of Staff at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In this new role, Dr. Sandidge will serve on the president’s senior administrative leadership team, coordinate all presidential […]

Dr. Kyle R. Williams named Dean of Students at Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has announced that Kyle R. Williams, Ed.D. will be the new Dean of Students, effective February 1, 2021. Currently, Dr. Williams is Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Washington University (St. Louis, MO). In this role, Dr. Williams will focus on critical student-facing initiatives and day-to-day operations of Campus Life, providing […]