The mission of the office of student engagement and leadership (SEL) is to enhance the collegiate experience by offering intentional programming to develop student leaders. The pillars SEL teaches promote student engagement, inclusion/diversity, Petrel pride, and well-being. SEL accomplishes this mission by providing programs and events in:
- Leadership development.
- Intercultural affairs.
- Campus events and programming.
- Student government.
- Connections to student organizations.
- New student orientation.
- Atlanta events.
- Campus recreation.
- Greek life.
- Bystander intervention and training.
- Family Weekend.
In addition, this office manages the Petrel Partners Program, a group of area businesses offering discounts to the Oglethorpe community.
The office provides an extensive programming calendar for the student population, including a diverse range of programs in developmental areas (including cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities).
Campus organizations are an integral part of University campus life. All student programs must be registered with the office of student leadership and activities seven business days prior to the event. Once the event has been confirmed, students may take advantage of the resources provided by the student activities office.