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One of the components in the reaffirmation process is the Compliance Certification. In order for our accreditation to be reaffirmed, JMU is required to conduct a comprehensive audit to assess if we are in compliance with accreditation requirements of the Commission on Colleges. JMU must be in compliance with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.

These standards reflect basic expectations that require a narrative statement with links to supporting evidence. Details expected in our university response are available from the POA Resource Manual.

The compliance certification document and accompanying on-site visit occurs every ten years. Our most recent reaffirmation of accreditation in 2013 was a successful combined effort from the JMU community.

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