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Oglethorpe achieves all-time high in total enrollment

The Fall Semester census numbers are in, and it’s official: Oglethorpe University is the largest it has ever been in its 188 years of existence. Thanks to last year’s record-setting first-year class and strong retention efforts year-over-year, Oglethorpe’s total headcount swelled to 1,540, up from 1,494 last year, which was the previous record for total […]

Oglethorpe partners with TheDream.US to welcome new “Dreamers” to campus

Oglethorpe University is celebrating its continued partnership with TheDream.US, helping “Dreamers” to achieve their college and career goals. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth who came to the U.S. as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program raises private funds […]

McClymond speaks on value of DEI to the regional economy

The business intelligence firm Capital Analytics launched its 2023 Focus Atlanta report September 7 with a series of panel discussions on issues impacting the region’s economy. Interim President Kathryn McClymond represented Oglethorpe and higher education on the panel titled “Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion have become and will remain essential factors in the modern economy.” […]

Oglethorpe Counseling Center introduces new after-hours service

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has introduced a new service, Petrel After-Hours Support Services (PASS), to support students after regular business hours. Made possible through a grant from the Frueauff Foundation, PASS provides after-hours support to students experiencing a mental health crisis. Students living on and off campus can talk to a qualified counselor by […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]