CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has removed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from probation and is maintaining its accreditation, Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday.
UNC was placed on probation in June 2015 after the SACSCOC Board of Trustees determined the university had failed to demonstrate compliance with seven principles of accreditation, including integrity, academic support services, program content and control of intercollegiate athletics, related to the academic irregularities in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.
In March, UNC submitted its first monitoring report in response to SACSCOC’s July 2015 letter requesting information related to the effectiveness of the university’s reforms. The document represented UNC’s third such document detailing the initiatives put in place since the university’s discovery of the academic irregularities in 2011.
Those reforms span six key areas, ranging from advising and support to course and athletics integrity.