The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. HLC is an institutional accreditor, accrediting the institution as a whole.
HLC is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the membership and administered by a president selected by and accountable to that Board. The current president is Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, a former Vice-Chancellor for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s current Statement of Accreditation Status with HLC can be viewed here.
The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1413
Phone: 800-621-7440/312-263-0456 Fax: 312-263-7462
What is accreditation?
Assuring and advancing the quality of higher education by setting higher standards for higher education institutions. Accreditation reviews ensure that SE meets HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation and is pursuing continuous improvement.
Required to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Accreditation reviews ensure that SE follows the U.S. Department of Education requirements, ensuring that students have access to federal funding.
Validates Southeastern Oklahoma State University in requests for public or private support.
HLC affords faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders the opportunity to submit comments regarding institutions that are undergoing a comprehensive evaluation for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
To read through the drafts of SE’s 2023 Assurance Argument, choose one of the links below.
To provide feedback on the draft or to ask questions about our re-affirmation of accreditation process, use the link above.
Yes. The draft is available Sept 15 – 29 for feedback to improve it. Please submit corrections and further significant updates to the sections related to your area.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive report covering every aspect of SE. Within the 35,000-word count limit, it seeks to provide some highlights of updates since our last review, respond to HLC questions from our 2018 mid-cycle review, and “assure” reviewers that we are meeting the necessary criteria for renewing our accreditation.
Provide feedback on the Assurance Argument draft when prompted for it, attend forums about preparation, ask questions, offer suggestions, and attend forums scheduled with the review team when they are here for the campus visit.
If you have questions, contact Dr. Susan Ronnenberg AVPAA- Undergraduate Studies email@example.com
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