October 20, 2021
500 School, Independent Counselors Participate in National SEC College Tour
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The fall 2021 Southeastern Conference College Tour was the first national event for the Conference, and more than 500 school and independent counselors joined one of the three virtual sessions, the SEC announced on Wednesday.
In an expansion of previous events that have been aimed at a specific area of the country and held in person, this year’s SEC College Tour welcomed invited guests from all areas beyond the Conference’s traditional geographic footprint.
Although it was the SEC’s first national college tour, the Conference conducted virtual events in 2020-2021 that focused on counselors in the greater New York area and students and families, along with counselors, in Chicago and Indianapolis.
“We have traditionally conducted our college tour events in person and believe there is no substitute for that type of interaction to establish and foster relationships, but we were looking forward to capitalizing on the success of last year’s virtual tours and to engaging with more counselors than ever before,” said SEC Associate Commissioner for Academic Relations Dr. Torie A. Johnson.
Organized by the University of Georgia, the 2021 fall tour was held October 12-14 and featured admissions and enrollment administrators from each SEC school who briefly presented on the mission, academic and extracurricular opportunities, and admissions requirements of their institution. The virtual tour sessions also included Q&A opportunities.
The goal of the SEC College Tour is to broadly advance the merit and academic reputation of SEC universities through outreach events, and it is one of several programs designed by the Southeastern Conference to showcase the range of accomplishments of SEC students, faculty and administrators.