Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
East Tennessee State University is a public institution governed by its Board of Trustees.
East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University 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 (www.sacscoc.org).
- SACSCOC Website
- SACSCOC Complaint Policy
- SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation
- SACSCOC Substantive Change
- ETSU’s Institutional Summary Form
- ETSU Policies
- ETSU Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
- SACSCOC FAQ
SACSCOC Reaffirmation Timeline
Hundreds of ETSU faculty and staff will be part of our reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is the accrediting body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. Considerable time will be spent in 2022 preparing for our 2023 reaffirmation, and much of that work in the spring semester will be led by our writing teams. Dr. Cheri Clavier will be assisting in organizing writing teams and guidance to them as they begin their work.
We will keep the campus informed throughout the reaffirmation process. Here are some of the important benchmark dates on our reaffirmation timeline.
September 2022: Compliance Certification
November 2022: Off-Site Peer Review
February 2023: Quality Enhancement Plan
April 2023: On-Site Peer Review
December 2023: Decision Announced by SACSCOC
Contact (Accreditation Liaison):
Cheri W. Clavier, Ed.D.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison