SACS Lifts Warning

December 10, 2014

Dr. Dennis Stevens, Provost & Dean of the Faculty, has announced that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) determined that Hampden-Sydney College is now in compliance with all accreditation standards, and the warning imposed a year ago has been lifted. The accreditation of Hampden-Sydney College was unaffected by the SACSCOC warning.

The report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on December 10 indicated that the warning was based on "an inadeqaute number of full-time faculty members." Although that is correct, the issue involved the designation of adjunct associate professors, not the actual number of full-time equivalant faculty members. Hampden-Sydney has a student/FTE Faculty ratio of 11 to 1.