Compliance Certification



Northern Kentucky University completed its Reaffirmation of Accreditation review and received its reaffirmation in December 2009.  The review was conducted by the Southern Association of College and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). One of the requirements of the reaffirmation process is the Compliance Certification.

What is Compliance Certification?

The Commission on Colleges bases its accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions and entities on requirements in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. These requirements apply to all institutional programs and services, wherever located or however delivered. The Compliance Certification is a document completed by the institution that demonstrates its judgment of the extent of its compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements. Signatures by the institution's chief executive officer and accreditation liaison are required to certify compliance. By signing the document, the individuals certify that the process of institutional self-assessment has been thorough, honest, and forthright, and that the information contained in the document is truthful, accurate, and complete.

The process for continued accreditation involves a collective analysis and judgment by the institution's internal constituencies, an informed review by peers external to the institution, and a reasoned decision by the elected members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Accredited institutions periodically conduct internal reviews involving their administrative officers, staffs, faculties, students, trustees, and others appropriate to the process. The internal review allows an institution to consider its effectiveness in achieving its stated mission, its compliance with the Commission's accreditation requirements, its efforts in enhancing the quality of student learning and the quality of programs and services offered to its constituencies, and its success in accomplishing its mission.

For further information on the Compliance Certification Process and Report, please contact:

Dr. Idna Corbett
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Office:  UC 425
Phone:  859-572-5379