Greetings. Georgetown College’s primary accrediting body is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
By action of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees at its June 19, 2014 meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Georgetown College has been issued the sanction, ‘Warning,’ because of failure to comply with Core Requirement 2.11.1 (Financial Resources) and Comprehensive Standard 3.10.1 (Financial Stability). A sanction indicates that an institution is not in full compliance with one or more of the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. Warning is the less serious of SACSCOC sanctions, and is usually levied in the early stages of a situation needing correction.
This decision is not surprising and was anticipated. In fact, it is consistent with our own findings. The SACSCOC action should be interpreted as a clear reminder that financial responsibility is a must, as we seek further to enhance the quality of Georgetown’s programs and services within the context of our resources and capacities.
You may be assured that we are already at work to correct the situation which has led to this sanction. The SACSCOC personnel are aware of our strategic renewal plan, and the recent actions we have announced are in support of that plan.
Do be assured that our enthusiasm for Georgetown College, its worthy mission, its superb faculty and staff, and its exceptional academic quality remains high, as is our confidence that the current shortcomings will be corrected. As the College is being renewed and strengthened, we thank you for your continuing support as we move forward.
Best to all!