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:
Watch the video below from the VI community: