It Just Means More…Achieving Academic Success While Championing Community Progress

Southeastern Conference universities continue to make a significant positive impact, fostering personal and intellectual growth while equipping individuals with critical thinking skills and expertise. All 14 member institutions cultivate innovation through research and collaboration, contribute to economic development by educating and training a skilled workforce, and shape responsible citizens through community-engaged activities and scholarship.

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Impact By The Numbers

The SEC’s 14 member institutions provide premier academic experiences while leading economic growth and innovation in their respective states.

SEC universities are cultivating societal benefits through research while developing new products and companies.

Impacting The Future

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SEC Artificial Intelligence Consortium

Believed to be the first athletics conference collaboration to focus on artificial intelligence, the SEC has led the way with programming such as the Generative AI Forum and Teaching with AI in the SEC.

SEC Faculty Travel Program

Th SEC Faculty Travel Program provides faculty with opportunities to conduct research, present lectures, exchange ideas and deliver artistic performances with their Conference colleagues.

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Impacting Student Development

SEC MBA Case Competition

The SEC MBA Case Competition provides an opportunity for SEC business schools to showcase their students’ skills at solving simulated, real-world problems that cover the spectrum of business disciplines.

SEC Student Pitch Competition

Th SEC Student Pitch Competition provides a showcase for young entrepreneurs as each university representative competes against one another with their innovative business ideas.

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SEC Emerging Scholars

SEC Emerging Scholars is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who are considering careers in higher education.

Impacting Our Communities

SEC universities are deeply connected to their communities and states. It’s why service and outreach are important values to enhancing their missions beyond the classrooms. Learn more about how each university is improving rural health, supporting entrepreneurship, generating solutions and more to impact lives.

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

Auburn University

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Kentucky

Louisiana State University

University of Mississippi

Mississippi State University

University of Missouri

University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee

Texas A&M University

Vanderbilt University

Since 2011, the Southeastern Conference has supported the teaching, research and service mission of its member universities through a variety of programs and activities.

From faculty leadership development and integrating artificial intelligence in teaching to career preparation and supporting entrepreneurship for students, the SEC’s academic initiatives reinforce each university’s commitment to impacting its entire campus community.