Accreditation

Accreditation at Fort Lewis College

What is accreditation and why is Fort Lewis College preparing to dedicate so much time and effort to earn it?

Accreditation is a mark of excellence for colleges and universities across the country. It is a rigorous test of quality where schools must prove that the education they provide is top notch. Accreditation is also a reassurance to students that the degree they earn is valuable and will serve them well in their futures.

Accreditation is a badge that schools wear proudly because it is not easily obtained. The accreditation process examines every aspect of an institution and demands proof that what an institution provides is of high quality. As a result, achieving accreditation is a lengthy, involved process, calling for the dedication and hard work of faculty, staff, and students, as well as the College’s friends and supporters from the community.

In an increasingly complex world, the need for a highly educated citizenry is more important than ever. Colleges and universities need to show that the education they provide is worth the investment their students make. Through this accreditation process, the goal is to show what I firmly believe: that a degree from Fort Lewis College is not only worthwhile, but of exceptional value to the students who earn it.

Working together, I know we can be successful in our accreditation efforts. Through this process, we can shine a light on just how remarkable this school is, as well as make Fort Lewis College an even better institution moving forward.

Sincerely,

Barbara Morris
Provost, Fort Lewis College

Accreditation Events

Accreditation Update to President's Cabinet
8 a.m., March 12
President's Conference Room


Accreditation Update to Associated Students of Fort Lewis College
7 p.m., March 12
Student Senate Chambers


Spring Meeting of Accreditation Teams
3:30 p.m., March 13
Vallecito Room


Accreditation Update to Council of Chairs
3:30 p.m., March 18
Student Senate Chambers


Accreditation Update to Faculty Senate
2:30 p.m., March 19
Room 130, Noble Hall


Accreditation Update to Community Members
4 p.m., March 19
Ballroom