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Oglethorpe Day 2023 reflects community and school spirit [Photos]

Today, students, faculty and staff celebrated one of Oglethorpe’s beloved traditions — Oglethorpe Day. Decked out in black and yellow spirit wear, Petrels came together on the academic quad to begin the day’s festivities. This annual tradition celebrates the university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. It is on Oglethorpe Day that we are reminded of the motto of […]

Many opportunities to support Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day

On February 8, 2023, OU Giving Day will offer several ways for the campus community — alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff — to show their support for the university. On our OU Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, individuals can select from eight funds to contribute to the cause that means […]

Oglethorpe awarded grant to support student mental health

The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation has awarded Oglethorpe University $55,000 to support student mental health programs. The specific proposal was to fund the launch of a new after-hours program called the Petrel After-Hours Support System (PASS) housed in the Counseling Center. More details on PASS will be announced when the program is ready to be rolled […]

Oglethorpe students awarded undergraduate researching funding

Ten students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, administered annually by the Philip Weltner Library. Students can apply for funding to help with costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Funds may be used for attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Applications were evaluated by a committee […]

OU Giving Day returns this February

On February 8, 2023, Petrels everywhere – alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff – will come together for the annual Oglethorpe University Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event. OU Giving Day is a chance for individuals to make an impact on the Oglethorpe community, with opportunities to support a specific cause that […]

Celebrate generosity on #GivingTuesday with Oglethorpe University

November 29th is #GivingTuesday — a global movement to inspire individuals to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. We hope you’ll include Oglethorpe University in your #GivingTuesday plans. Give the gift of education this holiday season and support our future leaders by making a donation to Oglethorpe on #GivingTuesday. Your generosity helps to provide scholarships, academic […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Philanthropy Week 2022

This week, Oglethorpe celebrated the giving season with its seventh annual Philanthropy Week, an event hosted by the office of Development and Alumni Relations that seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. Throughout the week, signage was displayed across the facades of campus buildings, detailing donor and […]