Accreditation, Approval & Memberships
The University of Holy Cross is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees, as well as a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Holy Cross. You may also learn about the institutions' accredited status, file a third-party comment at the time of the institutions' accreditation review or submit a complaint, by contacting:
Victoria M. Dahmes, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Holy Cross
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
Dr. Dahmes maintains a record of written SACSCOC-related questions, comments and complaints received by the institution. Complainants are expected to have attempted to resolve the issue through the institution's complaint processes before filing a complaint with SACSCOC. If you wish to file a complaint with SACSCOC, the process requires that complainants complete the Commission's Complaint Form and send two print copies to:
Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
The SACSCOC complaint policy only addresses significant, documented, alleged non-compliance with the SACSCOC accreditation standards, policies or procedures.(To access the Commission's complaint policy, procedures, and the Complaint Form, please see Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions.) It is not intended to be used to involve the Commission in disputes between individuals and member institutions or to cause the Commission to interpose itself as a reviewing authority in individual matters; nor does the policy allow the Commission to seek redress on an individual's behalf. The primary purpose of the SACSCOC complaint procedure is to acquire valuable information regarding an accredited institution's possible non-compliance with accreditation standards, policies and procedures rather than to resolve individual disputes. Complaints must be tied to specific standard numbers from The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
Program Specific Accreditation
The Education and School Counseling Programs of the University of Holy Cross are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Standards, which is operated under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) system (1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C., 20036, telephone number 202-223-0077).
The Department of Nursing at the University of Holy Cross is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, telephone number 404-975-5000, fax number 404-975-5020)
The Business Degree Programs of the University of Holy Cross are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (11374 Strang Line Road Lenexa, KS 66215, telephone number 913-631-3009, fax number 913-631-9154).
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program, and the School Counseling Program, of The University of Holy Cross are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304, telephone number 703-823-9800, ext. 301).
The Radiologic Technology Programs of the University of Holy Cross are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, telephone number 312-704-5300, fax number: (312) 704-5304).