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SACS reaffirms VSU accreditation, places institution on Warning

Published date: June 11, 2015

At its regular June meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed Virginia State University’s accreditation and placed Virginia State University on Warning for a period of six months.  A Warning is the lesser of two sanctions that SACSCOC can impose; the other being probation. 

The university will be required to submit a monitoring report by September 2015. SACSCOC has shared the general areas that were reviewed by its Board of Trustees but they have not published their June 2015 Accreditation Actions and Disclosure Statements. VSU administration will work closely with SACSCOC to address the issues that led to this action. The SACSCOC Board of Trustees will meet again in December 2015 to review the university’s monitoring report.

 “While the university is on Warning, I want to assure our constituents that this action does not affect VSU’s accreditation and does not have a negative impact on the quality of our educational programs,” said Pamela V. Hammond, Interim President. “Further, this action has no impact on our participation in federal financial aid programs or VSU’s ability to compete for sponsored research funding.”

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