Like all higher education institutions in the southern region, Virginia State University’s regional accreditation is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). During the reaffirmation process, the institution must document its compliance with approximately 90 standards and requirements through an extensive peer review process and develop an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan that focuses on the advancement of student learning and achievement.


SACSCOC Reaffirmation Time Line (Track B)

Reaffirmation Year: 2018


Milestone Event

June 2015

Orientation of Leadership Teams

September 11, 2017

Compliance Certification Due

November 2017

Off-Site Peer Review

January 2018     

Quality Enhancement Plan Due (4-6 weeks before on-site peer review)

January-April 2018

On-Site Peer Review (to be scheduled)

December 2018

SACSCOC Board of Trustees Review and decision rendered