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VII. Appendices

VII.D. General University Information

VII.D.1. Mission Statement

VII.D.2. History

VII.D.3. Accreditation and Affiliation

VII.D.4. Emergency Procedures

VII.D.5. Academic Calendar


VII.D.1. Mission Statement
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

VII.D.2. History
The university was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In 1914, the name of the university was changed to the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg. Authorization to award bachelor's degrees was granted in 1916. During this initial period of development, the campus plan was established and six buildings were constructed. The university became the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg in 1924 and continued under that name until 1938, when it was named Madison College in honor of the fourth president of the United States. In 1977 the university's name was changed to James Madison University. For more information: http://www.jmu.edu/centennialcelebration/.

VII.D.3. Accreditation and Affiliation

Accreditation
James Madison University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of James Madison University.

The Commission should only be contacted concerning an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about James Madison University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc.) should be directed to JMU, not the Commission's office.

Additional Accreditation


Membership

Corporate Membership

VII.D.4. Emergency Procedures
In cases of emergencies, the campus or specific buildings may be closed. For information, please see the Comprehensive Safety Plan, http://www.jmu.edu/safetyplan. See also Manual of Policies and Procedures Policy 1309, University Closings, Class Cancellations and Exam Postponements Due to Inclement Weather or Emergencies.

VII.D.5. Academic Calendar
The university's academic calendar is available through the Web site at: http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/academiccalendars.shtml.

 

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