Upcoming Events

Friday Forum – For Faculty Only
December 4, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This faculty-only discussion will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the curriculum. Hosted by the DEI Task Force. Please see your email for log-in information.

Friday Forum – For Staff Only
December 4, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This staff-only discussion will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion at Oglethorpe University. Hosted by the DEI Task Force. Please see your email for log-in information.

Oglethorpe’s Year of Suffrage
Ongoing throughout 2020-2021
This two-semester celebration of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment includes a full series of lectures, concerts, film screenings and more to help students and the entire OU Community reflect on the landmark legislation. Learn more.

Counseling Center Support Group Meetings

Men of Color Support Group
Facilitated by Byron Kellam, MA, LPC, CPCS
Meets every other Wednesday 6:00-7:15 p.m.
All male support group for men of color to explore topics related to diversity and inclusion. Any student who identifies as a male of color is welcome.

Women of Color Support Group
Facilitated by Essence Washington, LCSW
Meets every other Thursday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
In this group, we engage in healthy discussion around specific experiences and situations of women of color. Students will explore the history of self and how it has shaped who they are today. We address how to handle the pressure of the world and racism in specific settings. The group will learn how to establish healthy relationships and create their own lane in their career and academic path. Any student who identifies as a female of color is welcome.

Social Justice Ally Support Group
Facilitated by Claire Fuller, PhD
Meets every other Tuesday, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
A group for students to discuss ways to support people in oppressed or marginalized groups. Open to all students interested in social justice advocacy whether or not focused on a specific marginalized group or groups.

Community Forums

Launched in June 2020, Oglethorpe’s community forums are a continuing series of meetings to engage the entire campus community in thoughtful and proactive conversation about race, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please email SGA President Taylor Roberts ( or Dean of Students Michelle Hall ( to submit ideas, topics or questions for the forums. All pending forums will be listed above in upcoming events.

Additional Events

Visit OU Connect for more events focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. To view events open to the OU community only, be sure to log in!

Recent Past Events

Diversity Week
November 9-13, 2020
Student Government Association leads a week-long celebration of diversity. Learn more.

Virtual Play – For Colored Girls
November 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Final event of Diversity Week 2020! The virtual play, For Colored Girls, will be directed by Mia Taylor, Black Student Caucus, and the African Student Association. Come see your fellow Petrels perform! Learn more.

Cultivating Brave Spaces: An exploration of race, equity, and visions for the future
November 12, 7:30 p.m.
November 13, 7:30 p.m.
November 14, 7:30 p.m.

Presented by OU Theatre and written by 11 Oglethorpe students.
Performed live online, this original show explores the emotions and experiences of younger generations during the current period of social unrest in the U.S. Free and livestreamed on YouTube.

International Education Week
November 16-20, 2020
Oglethorpe’s Global Education office in the A_LAB is hosting a slate of events, including an international student panel, study abroad informational sessions, and discussions on the importance of intercultural communication and perspective taking skills. Learn more.

Core Lecture Series: “Social Justice Mathematics: Policing and the Issue of Racial Profiling”
November 17, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Lily Khadjavi is a Professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Explore how mathematics gives us a way to shine a bright light on policing and the law. Racial and ethnic disparities in stops and searches raise important concerns about fairness; quantitative analysis points the way to legal questions and concrete policy recommendations. Learn more.