The Nathanael Greene Society was a secret society at Brown University active approximately between 2007 and 2012. Their motto was “Pro Deus et Patria et Universitas, in illo ordine”; roughly, “For God and Country and University, in that order.” Between February 24, 2008 and February 24, 2012, the Nathanael Greene Society hosted a website at ngsociety.org.1 Their website served as the platform for the publication “Merits & Demerits”, lists of individuals (usually students, faculty or staff at Brown) that the Society lauded or shamed. Recipients of Merits were emailed, anonymously, a link to a web form where they could make a statement to the society.2. Early interations of ngsociety.org included a grant application which could be completed and emailed to the group. Online, the Society received criticism for its apparent conservative bent.3
- ngsociety.org, capture on Sept 1, 2011.
- Interview with Jon Tomasi
- Mike Bechek, “Teeny-Bit-Racist Brown Conservatives Channel Boy Scouts Circa 1776” 2008.