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SACS Reaffirmation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges sent us an official letter dated July 11, 2012 in which they reaffirmed our accreditation with no additional report requested. Our next reaffirmation date was set for 2022.

The reaffirmation process is a continuing accreditation process which officially occurs every ten years, with an interim five-year review. The reaffirmation process allows Bridgewater College to demonstrate it (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.

The mission of Bridgewater College is to educate the whole person by providing a challenging and supportive learning community that fosters the growth of its students and empowers and motivates them to live educated, intelligent, healthy, purposeful and ethical lives in a global society. The College embraces the core values of integrity, equality, service and community, which have been inspired by its history with the Church of the Brethren. The College is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community, committed to understanding and respecting individual differences and actively engaging all of its members.

To learn more about our reaffirmation of accreditation visit the accreditation process.