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At its December 2012 Annual Meeting, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges granted full accreditation to Virginia Union University.  SACS is the regional body for the accreditation of degree granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.  Its mission is to assure educational quality and improve effectiveness of its member institutions.  For a complete listing of colleges accredited by SACS, visit

The Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education recently reaffirmed Virginia Union University’s social work program.  Founded in 1952, The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the country.  Visit for more information.

The Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).   NCATE was founded in 1954 and helps to establish high quality teacher preparation.  Virginia Union’s teacher education program will be reviewed for reaffirmation of accreditation this fall.  Additional information is available at  VUUNCATE Link

Other professional accreditations at Virginia Union University include the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, which is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada; and the Sydney Lewis School of Business, which is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

According to the ATS website, The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.   Please visit the ATS website at

The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) was founded in 1988 to fulfill a need for member specialized accreditation by higher education institutions with business schools and programs.  ACBSP accreditation emphasizes quality teaching and learning outcomes.  The ACBSP website is located at