Learn how you can make a difference in the Oglethorpe communityLearn about Philanthropy Week
Student engagement with alumni is catalyzed by our official ambassador program–Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT). Created in 2015, some of OU’s best students have been selected to serve in this capacity with the Alumni Relations Office. These students are highly involved in planning each of our signature class-oriented events (the O-Book & Tradition Guardian program for freshmen, the Traditions Dinner for sophomores, the Etiquette Dinner for juniors, and the Carillon Ceremony for seniors). Many alumni events will also feature STAT members. STAT members serve as panel moderators, event hosts, and speakers. Throughout the academic year, STAT members are at the forefront of networking opportunities with our alumni. STAT is proud to note that the organization’s membership has grown every year since its inception. If you’re interested in joining STAT, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Senior Class takes part in the tradition of philanthropy. Through their Senior Class Gift, current students give back to Oglethorpe and establish a tighter bond with the university as they transition into becoming alumni.
The President’s Advisory Council is a body of community members appointed by the President of Oglethorpe University to offer thought leadership to the President on various matters affecting the University. Free from fiduciary decision-making and the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operation of the University, the President’s Advisory Council functions as a “sounding board,” a place for the President to test ideas and receive feedback.
The Council meets two or three times annually for an afternoon of discussion that begins with lunch. Council members serve three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
Learn about how to give, and the various giving societies at Oglethorpe.