Compliance Certification

The Compliance Certification provides extensive evidence (a narrative and supporting documentation) of compliance with the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement (December 2017).

Our peer reviewers working within the SACSCOC expect to see a mature program assessment and administrative assessment along with complete faculty credentials.

Know that the Compliance Certification covers basic, broad-based foundational requirements that institutions must meet to be accredited. The forty-five standards are separated into fourteen sections reflecting basic expectations including:

 1. The Principle of Integrity
 2. Mission
 3. Basic Eligibility Standard
 4. Governing Board
 5. Administration and Organization
 6. Faculty
 7. Institutional Planning & Effectiveness
 8. Student Achievement
 9. Educational Program Structure and Content
10. Educational Policies, Procedures and Practices
11. Library and Learning/Information Resources
12. Academic and Student Support Services
13. Financial and Physical Resources
14. Transparency and Institutional Representation

The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement provides a detailed overview of the current reaffirmation criteria.

Reaffirmation 2020 at Lamar University

The reaffirmation process at Lamar is led by Dr. Theresa Hefner-Babb, SACSCOC Liaison and Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Assessment. Committees are compiling the evidence and writing the narratives for each of the report sections. We submitted the compliance report in September 2019.


The off-site review took place in November 2019.

We submitted the Focus Report and QEP in February 2020.

The on-site review is depayed to March 2-4, 2021 due to COVID-19.