Learn more about Texas A&M's new home, the Southeastern Conference
The Southeastern Conference (SEC), with its storied 78-year history of athletic achievements and academic excellence, has built perhaps the greatest tradition of intercollegiate competition of any league in the country since its inception in 1933.
The 2010-11 academic year was another season to remember for the SEC as conference teams captured five national titles and three national runner-up finishes. The SEC has won consecutive national championships in baseball, football and men's indoor track & field. Since 1990, the SEC has won 140 national team championships for an average of more than six per year.
But it's more than just excellence in athletics. Member institutions of the SEC joined forces in 2005 to form the SEC Academic Consortium (SECAC) whose core mission is to advance academic excellence through collaboration of SEC universities. The Consortium has focused on establishing and operating an Academic Leadership Development Program, enhancing coordinated Study Abroad Programs, engaging campus admissions offices in cooperative student recruiting efforts outside the geographic footprint of the SEC, and building collaboration among academic deans and department heads.