SUU Seeks Public Participation in Accreditation

Published: July 03, 2013 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University is seeking the public’s feedback in its most recent accreditation process with Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The University is currently accredited by the NWCUU and has been since 1933. The NWCCU last reaffirmed SUU’s accreditation in Fall 2011 after a Year One Evaluation. Being an accredited institution indicates that the University meets the Commission’s established standards of educational quality and effectiveness.

SUU is now scheduled for a Year Seven/Comprehensive Report and visit. The public is invited to participate in the process by sending comments to the NWCCU no later than September 9, 2013. Public comments should be addressed to:


8060 165th Ave. N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052.

All signed comments will be forwarded, as received, to SUU, to the evaluation committee and to the Commission. Comments will be considered with regard to SUU’s qualification for accreditation.

An institutional self-study will be posted by August 15 on the SUU Academics website. 
A NWCCU evaluation team will review the self-study and will visit the SUU campus October 9 through 11, 2013. More details related to the campus visit will be published in September 2013. Questions can be directed to Bill Byrnes, associate provost & director of strategic planning, at or 435-586-7703.

Regional accreditation of post-secondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. 
The NWCCU is an independent, nonprofit membership organization and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

More information about NWCCU, public notification and third- party comments is available at, Operational Policy A-5, or by calling the commission office at 425-558-4224.

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