SACS COC – Resource manual

SACS COC – Handbook

2012 Principles of Accreditation

Accreditation Complaints

In the event that an individual believes that an unresolved issue exists with regard to Belmont Abbey College’s accreditation compliance, that individual may submit a formal written complaint to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Procedures for doing so may be found at

In accordance with the policies of the Commission, contact should only be initiated for the following reasons:

  1. To learn more about the accreditation status of the university.
  2. To file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review.
  3. To file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.