September 2020 Accreditation Actions and Public Disclosure Statements

September 2020 Accreditation Actions

At its meeting on September 3, 2020, rescheduled from June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) took a number of actions regarding the accreditation status of applicant, candidate and member institutions. (Click onto September 2020 Accreditation Actions .)

The institutions listed immediately below were reviewed in June 2019 or December 2019, placed on a sanction, and required to submit additional reports for June. Because they were removed from a sanction during the meeting of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees on September 2020, a re-scheduled date for the June 2020 meeting, their Disclosure Statements have been deleted from the SACSCOC website.

  • Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida (removed from Probation)
  • Clarendon College, Clarendon, Texas (removed from Warning)
  • Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina (removed from Warning)
  • Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee (removed from Probation)
  • Pfeiffer University (removed from Warning)
  • Richard Bland College, South Prince George, Virginia (removed from Warning)
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College, Ahoskie, North Carolina (removed from Probation)
  • Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana (removed from Probation)
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (removed from Probation)
  • Tusculum University, Greenville, Tennessee (removed from Probation)

September 2020 Public Disclosure Statements

SACSCOC is authorized to post on its website Disclosure Statements for the following actions regarding the accreditation status of institutions: (1) institutions placed or continued on Warning or Probation, (2) institutions removed from accreditation or candidacy, (3) institutions denied initial candidacy or accreditation, (4) institutions denied authorization of a candidacy committee, and (5) special committees authorized separate from another SACSCOC Board action.

Each of the institutions listed below has had a Disclosure Statement prepared based on the action taken by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees on September 3, 2020, rescheduled from June 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Statement provides the status of the institution, a definition/description of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees action, the reason for the action, the next step in the institution’s review, and any other recent action taken by the SACSCOC Board that can be disclosed. All information disclosed in the following Statements is in accord with SACSCOC’s policy “Disclosure of Accrediting Documents and Actions of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.”