Southern Conference (SOCON) Member Teams

Charleston, South Carolina; Founded 1842 Throughout its history, The Citadel’s primary purpose has been to educate undergraduates as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and to prepare them for post-graduate positions of leadership through academic programs of recognized excellence supported by the best features of a structured military environment. The cadet lifestyle provides a disciplined environment that supports the growth and development of character, physical fitness, and moral and ethical principles. Citadel
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Elon, North Carolina; Founded 1889 Elon University is a dynamic private comprehensive university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. Elon is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh and Durham. Founded by the Christian Church (now the United Church of Christ), Elon is situated on a beautiful and historic 575-acre campus. Elon University
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Greenville, South Carolina; Founded 1826 Furman University is the oldest, largest and most selective private institution in South Carolina. Furman offers majors and programs in 42 subjects and is one of the select group of colleges that qualify for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Undergraduates come from 46 states and 31 countries. Furman University
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Macon, Georgia; Founded 1833 Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral level degrees. Mercer University
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Greensboro, North Carolina; Founded 1891 At UNCG you’ll find a diverse, yet close-knit community where faculty and staff look for creative ways to teach and connect with students. Our students say UNCG is the perfect size: Large enough for variety and small enough to care about them as individuals. Even with more than 1,200 courses offered each semester, our students say they don’t feel like a number. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Birmingham, Alabama; Founded 1841 Samford’s mission and core values are an extension of the original mission of our forerunner, Howard College. Howard College provided education for young men living along the old southwestern frontier—an area filled with vice and violence, but a growing revivalist spirit. Samford University
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Chattanooga, Tennessee; Founded 1886 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Lexington, Virginia; Founded 1839 Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of those at Virginia Military Institute to develop educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. Virginia Military Institute
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Cullowhee, North Carolina; Founded 1889 Their academic programs span more than 120 specialties—including the nation’s highest-ranked entrepreneurship and project management programs, a national award-winning teacher education program, a criminal justice program used as a model for North Carolina’s accreditation program, and the nation’s first accredited four-year emergency medical care program. Western Carolina University
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Spartanburg, South Carolina; Founded 1854 “Wofford College is committed to a quintessential undergraduate education within the context of values-based inquiry. As a learning community, we are united by the unfettered pursuit of knowledge and the creative search for truth.” Wofford College
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