Oglethorpe University is a traditional liberal arts college in the
dynamic international city of Atlanta. Its challenging liberal arts
curriculum is the ideal framework for the Rich Foundation Urban
Leadership Program because it teaches the timeless knowledge and
skills essential to leadership in every kind of setting. The Program
provides structured opportunities to address actual community
problems by applying principles learned in curricular and
Oglethorpe University's Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program
challenges students to develop their leadership ability throughout
their college years, and awards the Certificate of Urban Leadership
at graduation. Through a balance of academic courses, workshops, and
various on- and off-campus experiences, it prepares graduates to
meet the challenges of responsible citizenship in local, national
and international communities. Students gain a broad understanding
of leadership concepts, theories, and applications. They are
encouraged to consider their education in light of the demands of
leadership in their own lives as well as in their communities.
The program takes full advantage of the extraordinary resources of
the Atlanta metropolitan area. A major economic force in the
Southeast, Atlanta is rich with exceptional learning opportunities
in the realms of politics, business, the arts, information
technology, entertainment, and community service. Few selective
universities are able to combine a rigorous liberal arts education
with the resources and opportunities of a world-class city.
- To promote civic engagement and competence.
- To integrate liberal arts education and applied learning.
- To prepare students for lifetime leadership roles.
- To confer the Certificate of Urban Leadership.
Questions about the Urban Leadership Program may be directed to:
Director, Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program