Corporation (university)

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Corporation refers to all different kinds of fraternities and sororities worldwide.


Corporations in the USA

Corporations in the USA are called fraternity or sorority. Learn more about corporations in the USA in the fraternities and sororities article.

Corporations in Germany

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In Germany there exist corporations that are called Corps or Burschenschaften. They are vaguely comparable to fraternities elsewhere. The name of the corporation is usually latinized and refers to some country, tribe or area in Germany.

Burschenschaft is a political fraternity in Germany and Austria.

A Corps is a non-political fraternity, known in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Corporations in Austria

Formally, corporations in Austria are much like those in Germany, but are much more conservative from a political point of view.

Corporations in Estonia

Corporations in Estonia are very much like those in Germany, but foxes don't wear colours, but a black cap instead. Estonian corporations usually have a star stitched to their caps. Corporations are incredibly popular in Estonia.

Corporations in France

Corporations in France are mostly called corpo.

Corporations in England

There are very few corporations in London, all of which were founded by foreign students from the continent.

Corporations in Finland

Corporations in Finland are called Nations.

Corporations in Lithuania

Corporations in Lithuania tries to follow traditions similar to those in Germany, Latvian or Estonian. Almost all corporations in Lithuania now don't pay attention to the gender of their members. So men and women corporations make unions and often work as one corporation. The first Lithuanian corporation, Neo-Lithuania was founded in 1922 at Vytautas Magnus University. It combined beer, commercium songs and academic fencing traditions of German corporations with Lithuanian nationalism and work Pro Patria. The first women corporation, Filiae Lithuaniae, was founded in 1928 at Vytautas Magnus University. Now these two big corporantions work as one organization - corporation Neo-Lithuania ( have some separate traditions inside for mens corporation and for womens corporation). As of 2004, Lithuania has 1 men and 5 mixed corporations.

Corporations in Latvia

Corporations in Latvia follow traditions similar to those in Germany. The first Latvian corporation, Lettonia was founded in 1870 at University of Tartu (then Dorpat). It combined beer, commercium songs and academic fencing traditions of German corporations with Latvian nationalism and a strong emphasis on Latvian culture. The first women corporation, Daugaviete, was founded in 1921 at University of Latvia. As of 2004, Latvia has 23 men and 13 women corporations, with about 10,000 members.

Corporations in Spain

The corporations in Spain are called tuna.

Corporations in Mexico

The corporations in Mexico are much like those in Spain. They are called tuna as well.

Corporations in Italy

Corporations in Italy are called ordine goliardico.

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