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Petey is ready to answer your questions!

Visit Oglethorpe’s website, and a helpful new assistant is now at your service—Petey! The university has launched a new AI chatbot in an effort to expand customer service. Students, families, and other website visitors can now get answers to their questions anonymously and 24/7/365. The chatbot, named after Petey the Petrel, can answer common questions […]

LinkedIn Learning now available to students, faculty and staff

Current Oglethorpe University students, faculty and staff now have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning’s library of online expert-led courses! More than 5,000 high-quality, detailed training options include the latest in-demand business, creative and technology skills to support professional and personal development. New content is added weekly. LinkedIn Learning offers courses for all experience and […]

Oglethorpe in the News

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentions Oglethorpe in the article “Georgia college students make case for cut in online tuition costs“. (August 19, 2020) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentions Oglethorpe’s plans to be 100% remote during the fall semester, in the article “Several students test positive for COVID after Ga. university reopens” about Georgia College in Milledgeville. (August […]

Update on Fall 2020

Dear Oglethorpe Community: First, let me say thank you for your resilience, for your commitment to your families and your community, and for your trust as we navigate these challenging times. Throughout our monitoring of the situation surrounding COVID-19, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to two core principles: maintaining the health and safety of our […]

Oglethorpe in the News

Inside Higher Ed included Oglethorpe’s President Ladany in its list of “New Presidents or Provosts“. (July 8, 2020) Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned Oglethorpe in the article “Georgia businesses from every corner of economy get relief loans.” (July 6, 2020) The reported that “Oglethorpe Student Leaders Help Pen Letter To Mayor, Atlanta PD Calling For Equality […]

Oglethorpe student leaders pen letter to Mayor, Atlanta PD calling for ‘equity and justice’

Two Oglethorpe students, David Swillum ’21 and Milana ‘Mimi’ Woods ’21, have collaborated with students at other metro Atlanta universities to author a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department in light of national scrutiny of police tactics. The letter outlines demands to increase accountability for police officers, re-allocate funding […]

Oglethorpe ranked among 2020 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

Oglethorpe University has been ranked among the top schools named Best Value Colleges in Georgia by SmartAsset. SmartAsset has released its sixth annual study on the colleges that give students the best return on their educational investment. To determine the best value colleges and universities across the U.S., they measured a variety of data, including: […]

City of Brookhaven presents award to Oglethorpe President Schall

Outgoing Oglethorpe President Larry Schall received the Brookhaven Gateway Monument Award from the City of Brookhaven during a City Hall virtual meeting on Tuesday. Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst presented the award to Schall, recognizing his “phenomenal” and “great tenure” at Oglethorpe. Schall is stepping down at the end of June, after 15 years at Oglethorpe. […]

Oglethorpe joins coalition supporting state hate crimes bill

Update, 6/23: Today, the Georgia legislature passed HB 426. It now awaits the Governor’s signature. Georgia is one of four states without a hate crimes bill, and Oglethorpe University joins nearly 200 other organizations advocating for that to change. “We stand committed to building a better basis for peace and prosperity across our state and […]

Oglethorpe adopts a “test optional” policy for applicants

Oglethorpe University will implement a test optional policy for admission applicants as a part of a three-year pilot program, effective with the start of the 2021 admissions cycle. This decision was made in an effort to address both the testing challenges many students have faced due to COVID-19 and the systemic issues of equity inherent […]