Accreditation Reaffirmed

December 20, 2011

St. Leo EmblemSaint Leo University recently received reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)* for the next 10 years.

SACSCOC is the regional accrediting body for public and private universities and colleges in 11 southern states. In the world of higher education, the standards set by the nation’s regional accrediting authorities are considered the most rigorous of all oversight agencies. Regional accrediting bodies provide teams of experts from peer institutions to examine in depth the quality and effectiveness of academic programs, faculty, and services, as well as the financial soundness of institutions. This oversight is intended to improve continually the educational quality of institutions throughout the region and to serve the needs of students and society as a whole.

Saint Leo University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., congratulated faculty, staff, and students on the shared accomplishment. “We have worked as a community, guided by our Catholic Benedictine values, to provide our students with an effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world. The reaffirmation from SACSCOC validates our efforts. I am grateful to everyone for their good work and shared sense of responsibility to ensure a quality education consistent with our mission. Saint Leo University is an institution of which we are all proud.”

*The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges can be contacted at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30003-4097, or (404) 679-4500.