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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.org.

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

Timeline for upcoming Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

  • September 8, 2020 Compliance certificate was submitted to SACSCOC
  • November 3-6, 2020 Off-site review was conducted
  • February 1, 2021 Deadline for required focus reports and Quality Enhancement Plan
  • March 14-18, 2021 On-site review was conducted
  • August 18, 2021 Deadline for optional response report and final version of Quality Enhancement Plan
  • December 2021​ SACSCOC Board of Trustees vote on Virginia Tech's reaffirmation of accreditation
  • Spring 2022 Verification visits to off-campus instructional sites