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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‚Äôs 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: […]

Saluting women Petrel pioneers during Women’s History Month

Since 1987, people have celebrated and honored the achievements of women every March for Women’s History Month. Students at Oglethorpe have recognized the month by supporting women-owned businesses, attending lectures, or simply being in community together. This Women’s History Month is a perfect time to highlight just a few of the many achievements of women […]

Celebrating Black History Month at Oglethorpe

The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events. Black History Month was originally established as a week-long celebration but was later extended to the full month of February in the 1970s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month. Today, people across the country celebrate the […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]