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Virginia Tech SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Virginia Tech SACSCOC

Virginia Tech's Ongoing Efforts Related to Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Virginia Tech's Ongoing Efforts Related to Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

"Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website."

The oversight of Virginia Tech’s ongoing activities related to accreditation is spread throughout the university. The fourteen areas in which the university must demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC principles are:

1. Integrity
2. Mission
3. Basic Eligibility (to award degrees)
4. Governing Board
5. Administration and Organization
6. Faculty
7. Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
8. Student Achievement
9. Educational Program Structure and Content

10. Educational Policies, Procedures, and Practices
11. Library and Learning/Information Resources
12. Academic and Student Support Services
13. Financial and Physical Resources
14. Transparency and Institutional Representation

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

Resources for the university in achieving and maintaining compliance with SACSCOC principles

Timeline for upcoming Reaffirmation of Accreditation

  • September 8, 2020 Compliance certificate is due to SACSCOC
  • November 3–6, 2020 Off-site review
  • February 1, 2021 Required focused reports and Quality Enhancement Plan are due to SACSCOC
  • March 15–18, 2021 On-site review