Georgetown College added to Southern University Conference

GC listed among elite group of liberal arts colleges and universities

Jim Durham
News Bureau Director

Georgetown College is Kentucky’s newest addition to the Southern University Conference, a 75-year-old organization for prestigious liberal arts colleges and universities. Membership in the conference is by invitation.

Dr. Jake B. Schrum, President of Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and the organization’s secretary-treasurer, stated, “Southern University Conference has for over seven decades been looking for college and university members who represent the best public and private institutions in the south and southwest. We are thrilled to invite Georgetown College to be included in our membership.”

Berea College, Centre College and Transylvania University are the only others in the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the organization’s roster.

Of Georgetown College’s membership, Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost and Academic Dean, said, “This affirms Georgetown’s growing reputation and distinction, and recognizes the unique contribution we are making to education in the south.”

The induction ceremony was held this past weekend in Savannah, Georgia, at the annual meeting of the Conference. Georgetown College was represented by President William H. Crouch, Jr.

The purpose of the Conference as stated in its Constitution is the consideration of “matters pertaining to the upper division of college work, to graduate work, and to all common interests of its members.” Consideration of new members is generally limited to five-year intervals.

Members include, among others, Davidson, Eckerd, and Elon Colleges, along with Furman, Mercer, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest Universities. A complete list of member institutions is attached.

Austin College, Sherman, Texas, is the only other 2010 inductee.

Members of the Conference

College Date of Initiation Location
Agnes Scott College 1935 Decatur, GA
Austin College 2010 Sherman, TX
Baylor University 1935 Waco, TX
Berea College 1973 Berea, KY
Birmingham Southern College 1935 Birmingham, AL
Centenary College of Louisiana 1994 Shreveport, LA
Centre College 1935 Danville, KY
Clemson University 2001 Clemson, SC
College of Charleston 1935 Charleston, SC
Converse College 1937 Spartanburg, SC
Davidson College 1935 Davidson, NC
Eckerd College 1988 St. Petersburg, FL
Elon University 2002 Elon, NC
Emory University 1935 Atlanta, GA
Furman University 1950 Greenville, SC
Georgetown College 2010 Georgetown, KY
Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
Guilford College 1988 Greensboro, NC
Hendrix College 1936 Conway, AR
LaGrange College 2007 LaGrange, GA
Mercer University 1959 Macon, GA
Millsaps College 1935 Jackson, MS
Mississippi University for Women 1935 Columbus, MS
Morehouse College 1968 Atlanta, GA
New College of Florida 2004 Sarasota, FL
Randolph-Macon College 1990 Ashland, VA
Rhodes College 1937 Memphis, TN
Rice University 1935 Houston, TX
Rollins College 1988 Winter Park, FL
Salem College 2002 Winston-Salem, NC
Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
Southern Methodist University 1935 Dallas, TX
Southwestern University 1981 Georgetown, TX
Stetson University 1958 Deland, FL
Texas Christian University 1935 Fort Worth, TX
Transylvania University 1979 Lexington, KY
Trinity University 1969 San Antonio, TX
University of Alabama 1935 Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Georgia Athens, GA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 1961 Lafayette, LA
University of Mary Washington 1965 Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mississippi 1935 University, MS
University of Montevallo 1935 Montevallo, AL
University of North Carolina at Asheville 1989 Asheville, NC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1950 Greensboro, NC
University of Richmond 1935 Richmond, VA
University of South Carolina – Columbia 1960 Columbia, SC
University of Southern Mississippi 1989 Hattiesburg, MS
University of the South 1935 Sewanee, TN
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1935 Chattanooga, TN
University of Virginia 2002 Charlottesville, VA
Vanderbilt University 1935 Nashville, TN
Wake Forest University 1941 Winston-Salem, NC
Warren Wilson College 2002 Asheville, NC
Washington and Lee University 1935 Lexington, VA
Wofford College 1935 Spartanburg, SC



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