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SACS Information and Updates

Below are links to information and videos related to VI’s response to SACS’ decision. We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.

 

Update: Injunction Granted, Virginia Intermont remains accredited by SACS  – Virginia Intermont College is pleased to announce that the federal district court in Georgia today entered an order restoring the accreditation of Virginia Intermont College effective immediately.

VI President E. Clorisa Phillips said, “We are very grateful that SACS agreed to the entry of this preliminary injunction, which will permit the College to remain a member of SACS while working toward a long term resolution.”

 

Virginia Intermont Forges Ahead; Files Complaint to Seek Injunction – Virginia Intermont College learned this morning that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) appeals committee ruled against the College and upheld the decision by the SACS board of trustees to remove the College from its membership.

 

VI today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to appeal the decision by SACS to remove VI from its membership.  Both VI and SACS have jointly asked the Court to issue a preliminary injunction which would reinstate VI to membership in SACS in the same status it was before it was removed from membership, pending further order of the Court. Read More.

 

See Dr. Phillips’ statement to the press below:


Virginia Intermont Remains Accredited During SACS Appeal Process
– The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) informed Virginia Intermont on June 20 that the accrediting board elected to remove the College from SACS membership. Virginia Intermont will file an immediate appeal which could be granted with the probation lifted as early as August. The College continues to be accredited throughout the appeal process. Read more.


What does the SACS decision mean for prospective or returning students?

Watch the video below as Dr. Phillips, President of Virginia Intermont College, explains:


What Exactly is SACS Accreditation?

Watch the video below as Dr. Phillips, President of Virginia Intermont College, explains:


What is the Appeals Process?

Watch the video below as Dr. Phillips, President of Virginia Intermont College, explains:


Fundraising Announcement

Watch the video below as Dr. Phillips, President of Virginia Intermont College shares exciting fundraising news:


How Did Members of the Board of Trustees React to SACS Decision?

Watch the video below as Kathleen O’Brien, Chair-Elect of the VI Board of Trustees, shares her reaction:

 

Watch the video below from the VI community:


Where can you go for more answers or information?
Current VI students with questions can go to a student forum by clicking here (requires a VI email address to register). General questions may also be addressed by emailing Vice President for Institutional Advancement Ronda Gentry at rondagentry@vic.edu.