Message from the President

Welcome to the University of Mary Washington’s reaffirmation of accreditation website.  The university is due for its decennial review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) in 2013.  The planning and preparation for our review is a top priority and it will be conducted with integrity, thoughtfulness, and rigor. The process of reaffirmation can be invigorating.  It is a time to demonstrate that UMW meets and surpasses the highest standards of peer review in every area of institutional operation.  It is an occasion to reflect on the learning centered core of the university’s mission and move forward with a concrete plan to enhance student learning. And most of all, it represents an opportunity for all members of the community to continue our ongoing dialogue about how to make UMW an even better place to live, work, and learn. This site is your entry point to learn more about SACS, the process of accreditation, UMW’s approach to the process, and how you can join the effort.

Richard V. Hurley, President