My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Location: Champaign IL
In a lot of movies colleges in the south get depicted with the stereotype that every female on campus belongs to a sorority. Using a list on which college have the most sororities you need to look at a different region of the country. In fact when you look at a list of what colleges have the largest number of sororities only a handful are in the top ten and only one in the top 5 (Florida State). The university at the top of the list has 36 sororities and that is the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
In fact the Midwest has three of the top 4 schools for sororities. The other two being Purdue and Indiana. A list of all the sororities at Illinois can be found at link below:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862.
Illinois is no small campus. You will find 353 buildings on the main campus which includes 2.8 square miles (1,783 acres).