SACS Policies and Procedures
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices primarily among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and certain other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications for membership from domestic institutions in the other 39 states, as well as international institutions of higher education around the world. The SACSCOC strives to enhance educational quality by ensuring that its member institutions meet selected standards that are recognized by the higher education community as indicators of institutional effectiveness, quality enhancement, continuous improvement, and a focus on student learning.
As a member institution of the SACSCOC, the University is required to establish and observe policies and procedures that ensure compliance with The Principles of Accreditation as established by SACS. FAU’s SACSCOC accreditation is institutional in nature, and is not accreditation of specific degrees or programs. For information about program specific accreditation, please review FAU’s Consumer Information. The SACSCOC accreditation of FAU’s branch campuses is dependent on the accreditation of the parent institution.
FAU's policies and procedures as well as guidelines, transmittal forms, and links to the SACS' extensive on-line resources can be found on this website.
Dr. Russell Ivy
Vice Provost and SACS Liaison