Catalog

Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Southern Virginia University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Virginia University.

State Certification

Southern Virginia University is certified to operate and grant baccalaureate degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), located at 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219. SCHEV’s telephone number is 804-225-2600. SCHEV’s web address is www.schev.edu.

Public Complaints

Southern Virginia University seeks to meet the reasonable expectations of students, faculty, staff and, as appropriate, the general public. If a member of the general public wishes to raise a concern about the university, he or she should submit the complaint in writing to the appropriate university officer or email communications@svu.edu. The university will endeavor to resolve the concern. If the university’s response fails to produce a satisfactory resolution, the matter may then be referred to The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia or to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A complaint should be addressed to one of these agencies only in the rare case when all of the university’s channels for resolving the concern have been exhausted.