What is SACS?

What is SACS?

SACS is the acronym for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  SACS Commission on Colleges accredits and reaffirms accreditation of institutions meeting the standards outlined in The Principles of Accreditation: Foundation for Quality Enhancement

Why Accreditation is Important

Mason's Office of the Provost is leading the University in its preparation for the reaffirmation process.  As the Assistant Provost of Academic Affairs, Claudia Rector explains:

Accreditation is important to higher education institutions because it permits our students to have access to federally-subsidized financial aid, allows our faculty to compete for federal research grants, and ensures that the courses and degrees our students earn will be recognized by other institutions.

Information regarding the accreditation of George Mason University can be found on the Provost’s webpage at https://provost.gmu.edu/administration/academic-affairs/accreditation.