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World Showcase celebrates diversity and intersectionality, enriches campus community

Last Friday, the Oglethorpe community gathered to celebrate the second World Showcase, a student-organized celebration of world culture and a vibrant reflection of the many cultures that comprise the university’s student body. Attendees traveled the globe as they tried a variety of foods, enjoyed live performances from entertainers like traditional Indian dance troupe Nritya Sankalpa, […]

Honors program cohort embodies diversity, high academic achievement

The 2023-24 cohort of the Oglethorpe University Honors program is the largest in five years — and the depth of academic work undertaken by this exceptional cohort also stands apart. A diverse group representing a variety of disciplines across campus, their work has already primed them for success after graduation. In the Honors program, students […]

Three Oglethorpe students present research at international genetics conference

Three Oglethorpe University students recently presented their undergraduate research to an international audience at the Allied Genetics Conference in Washington D.C. Mackenzie Roberson ’24, Jaely Chavez ’24 and Thalia Boston ’24 were selected from applicants across the country to present their discoveries. The Allied Genetics Conference is a distinguished scientific research conference organized by the […]

Strategic initiative creates access to Universal Design for Learning for OU faculty and staff

Oglethorpe University is launching a new initiative to incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an inclusive pedagogical framework, into the classroom. Thanks to support from the Strategic Plan grant fund, the initiative aims to provide widespread access to the UDL framework. The initiative includes workshops for faculty members, provision of a toolkit, funding for UDL […]

Edem, Louis-Ugbo represent Oglethorpe at responsible citizenship conference

Oglethorpe University students Darlington Edem ’26 and John Louis-Ugbo ’24 continued their participation in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship (IRC) for a second consecutive year and were invited to attend the Institute’s All Collegiate Conference Feb. 23-24 in Charlotte, N.C. The event featured conversations on mental health, the education system and wealth creation. In addition […]

Oglethorpe expands cultural identity graduation ceremonies

Last May, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) honored Black graduates of the class of 2023 by hosting Oglethorpe’s first Kente Robing Ceremony. As Oglethorpe continues to grow in number and diversity, the university is expanding the cultural identity graduation ceremonies this year to also include a Lavender Ceremony and Si Se Pudo: […]