Check with the University because they’re accreditation Status is ‘In Jeopardy’.
In light of the recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, an accrediting organization has informed Penn State that its accreditation status is “in jeopardy”.
The commission said in an Aug. 8 notice that Penn State remains accredited while “on warning” but it wants a monitoring report submitted by the end of next month detailing steps taken to ensure full compliance with governmental requirements, that the university’s mission is being carried out, that the commission will be fully informed and that Penn State is complying with standards on leadership and governance as well as integrity.
The commission also wants the report to address the university’s ability to bear financial obligations stemming from “the investigation and related settlements, etc.” It said “a small team visit” will be made, a standard practice “to verify institutional status and progress.”
Penn State officials expressed on Monday, their confidence that they would be able to address all concerns expressed by the commission.
Accreditation provides a basic standard by which schools are judged. If your school is unaccredited, your degree is not considered valid by employers, other schools, or financial aid organizations.