12.1.13. Student Engagement

The mission of student engagement is to enhance the collegiate experience by offering intentional programming to create community, cultivate learning opportunities, and develop student leaders. Student engagement, promotes inclusion/diversity, Petrel pride, and well-being. Student engagement 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 student engagement a minimum of seven business days prior to the event. Once the event has been confirmed, students may take advantage of the resources provided by the student engagement office.