FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., (December 6, 2022) – Fayetteville State University (FSU) successfully received reaffirmation to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
For the first time in FSU’s recent history, the reaffirmation yielded no recommendations or findings.
“As a trusted body, the board’s approval signifies that FSU is qualified and well-capable of providing exceptional education. I’m proud that we have once again received that designation,” said FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison. “After undergoing a two-year review reaccreditation process, I’m proud of the entire FSU team that worked countless hours to ensure standards were met and exceeded.”
“A SACSCOC assessment report yielding no recommendations is just as much an indicator of FSU’s exceptional and dedicated academic leaders of deans, faculty, and staff, as it is of the university’s secure and strong academic profile. This designation indicates FSU is firmly positioned as a quality institution of higher education,” said Dr. Monica T. Leach, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The SACSCOC on-site review committee, made up of 12 members, visited FSU from March 15 to 17, reviewing 84 accreditation standards. The rigorous process was conducted through the Division of Academic Affairs and spearheaded by Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning Nicole Lucas, Ph.D. Lucas serves as the FSU SACSCOC liaison and successfully led the university through the two-year accreditation process.
“I commend our committee and all those who assisted with the intensive reaffirmation process. To clear the review with no recommendations is exceptional,” added Leach.
The university’s reaffirmation of accreditation began in December 2019. The final stage of the accreditation process for the university was finalized this week at the SACSCOC annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
To gain or maintain accreditation with SACSCOC, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission. SACSCOC applies the requirements of its principles to all applicant, candidate, and member institutions, regardless of type of institution (public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit). Quality Enhancement Plan Initiative: iAdapted: Microsoft Word - 1_29_2022_QEP Document_Finalnodraft.docx (uncfsu.edu).