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OU hosts first-ever ‘State of Athletics’ event

More than 50 alumni, coaches and staff turned out for the first State of Oglethorpe Athletics event in Dorough Gym on May 8. Former Stormy Petrel stars and Athletics Hall of Fame members from multiple teams reconnected, shared memories of their playing days, and learned about the growth in Oglethorpe’s program and ways they can […]

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: […]

Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual history tour includes Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured in Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. Started in 2003 after the rescue of the Fox Theatre changed Atlanta’s perspective on preservation, Phoenix Flies brings organizations and community members together to show the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. For its 21st […]

OU Giving Day 2024 a record-breaking success

On February 14, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff united to show their love for Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day and demonstrate their collective commitment to the university. Thanks to support from nearly 200 donors, gifts large and small came together to raise more than $65,000, breaking the OU Giving Day record set in 2021. […]

Oglethorpe Day 2024 celebrates humanitarianism and civic duty

 The sun shone brightly on this year’s Oglethorpe Day celebration, a beloved university tradition that beams with school spirit. Dressed in layers of black and gold — and red, for Valentine’s Day — students, faculty, staff and alumni came together today to show their love for their university. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s […]

2024 Alumni Award winners announced

The Oglethorpe University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2024 Alumni Award honorees. The awards will be presented to these exceptional alumni at the Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on April 19 during Alumni Weekend. Each year, members of the Oglethorpe community nominate alumni for four special alumni awards. The awards […]

Faculty-led training session equips student instructors with skills to support peer academic success

For Oglethorpe students, peer tutors and supplemental instructors are a vital academic resource, offering in-depth support outside the classroom. Recently, the university’s Office of Student Success hosted a Peer Instructor Training session, uniting 19 faculty members with student instructors. This comprehensive training program aimed to equip these student educators with the tools and knowledge necessary […]