Southeastern Louisiana University’s application for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was approved Dec. 7 at the SACSCOC annual meeting in Houston, university officials announced.

Southeastern President John L. Crain said the SACS Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm the university’s accreditation for another 10 years with no stipulations.

“This is the capstone accreditation for the university,” Crain said, “and I am proud of the strong efforts of our faculty and staff who worked so hard to ensure a successful outcome.” Southeastern has been accredited by SACSCOC since 1946.

Crain said Southeastern has been preparing its application for the past several years.

“The university is held responsible for clearly demonstrating and documenting that we meet all standards and have the highest commitment to institutional integrity, accountability and quality improvement,” Crain added.

The current review process requires completion of a self-study compliance audit that addresses about 100 standards with significant documentation that each standard is being met.