Founded in January, 2011 in accordance with USA Rugby's College restructuring initiative, the Southern Rugby Conference now includes 14 nationally-ranked teams which have been divided into two divisions.
Member teams have captured state, regional, and national championships. Two teams - Furman and Coastal Carolina - have collected a combined four small college national championships.
Western Division: Appalachian State University, Elon University, Furman University, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Wake Forest, and Western Carolina University
Eastern Division: Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, The Citadel, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
Commissioner: John Roberts - Furman
Competition Director: Mike Miller - Furman
Treasurer: Ryan Bays - Elon
Public Relations: Thomas Barnett - Coastal Carolina email@example.com
Discipline Chair: Barry Tidd - UNC-Charlotte
Referees Director: Nigel Platt (SERRS) - Serrsrefs@aol.com
Since being established in 2011, the Southern Rugby Conference has consistently produced nationally-ranked programs (Top 25 in the nation). UNC-W and Furman University have both participated in the 15's Sweet 16 since joining the conference. The Citadel won the 2016 SRC 7's Championship to join the elite teams in the DII National 7's Tournament accompanied by UNC-W who were our conference runner-ups in 7's and 15's Champions.. In 2016 the SRC had three teams in the RugbyToday National Rankings.