Substantive Change Policy

Policy Category: 

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is responsible for compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy statement, Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions, as a condition of continued regional accreditation. SACSCOC defines substantive change as "a significant modification or expansion in the nature and scope of an accredited institution." Per its policy statement on substantive change, SACSCOC requires KSU to have a policy and procedure to "ensure that all substantive changes are reported to the Commission [SACSCOC] in a timely way." This policy outlines the types of substantive changes, appropriate actions for applying for the SACSCOC approval changes, and the roles and responsibilities of the University in applying this policy. The full list of substantive change types, the specific procedure to be used for each change, their respective approval/notification requirements, and their reporting timelines are listed in the Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions Policy Statement (

For more information about Substantive Change, please visit this KSU website: .

Effective Date: 
Monday, Jan 15 2018