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Oglethorpe launches campus food pantry for students in need

After a campus-wide survey in fall 2020, it was identified that more than 35% of Oglethorpe students suffer from an inadequate food supply each week. Even more students shared that they cannot guarantee they will be able to purchase more food before their current supply runs out. This food insecurity inspired Oglethorpe Student Government Association […]

Oglethorpe joins universities nationwide in immigrant solidarity event

On Thursday, Oct. 28, students, faculty and staff will join together for Oglethorpe University’s “I Stand with Immigrants” Day of Action, calling on Congress to pass a pathway to citizenship and standing in solidarity with immigrant members of the campus community. Oglethorpe joins more than 100 colleges and universities across the country in observing this […]

Oglethorpe supports student success through programs honoring Paul Hackett

Transitioning to college life can be challenging, especially for students who are first-generation college students or part of a traditionally underrepresented group. Thanks to a generous donation from the Robitaille Family in memory of their son, alumnus Paul Hackett, Oglethorpe helps many of these students achieve academic success and pursue experiential learning opportunities, while creating […]

Freshman Sophia Sobrino lands art exhibitions across Atlanta

Oglethorpe University freshman Sophia Sobrino ’25 is already making her mark in Atlanta’s art scene. Her work has been featured in art competitions and exhibits at the Latin American Association, the Mexican Consulate, and at UPS headquarters. The young artist is particularly inspired to create works that are representative of her own personal journey as a […]

Oglethorpe welcomes TheDream.US Scholars to campus for new academic year

This fall, Oglethorpe welcomed 42 new TheDream.US Scholars to campus, who joined more than 50 Scholars continuing their studies. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth “DREAMers” who came to the United States as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program […]

Senior awarded PRSA Georgia’s ‘Multicultural PRism Scholarship’

Georgia’s chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recently awarded Kaniya Bates ’22 with the 2021 Multicultural PRism Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2019 to assist and recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their commitment to the practice of public relations. Bates, a communication studies major and business administration minor, is currently […]

Celebrating Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month at Oglethorpe

Yesterday, the Oglethorpe Latinx Association handed out bags of sweets in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to help kick off National Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. This month-long observance honors the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people throughout United States history. The month coincides with the national […]

Alumna competes in inclusive pageant empowering Latinx women

Oglethorpe alumna Irasema Gonzalez Vargas ’08 will compete in this year’s “Miss International Grand Latina,” a pageant that provides scholarships and community service opportunities to Latinx women. While working for DeKalb County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs in Bilingual Communications, Diversity, Inclusion and International Outreach, Gonzalez Vargas was looking for a way to connect […]