Statements & Disclosures

Accredited By

Southwestern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Southwestern University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (  

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Southwestern University’s recruitment and admission of students, awarding of financial aid and operation of programs and facilities are without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, or any other impermissible factor.  Southwestern University is also committed to compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, including sexual misconduct.

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Southwestern University, like all colleges and universities which receive any federal funding, is required to record and report the incidence of certain criminal activities which have occurred on campus over the previous three years. In addition, schools will provide information on local counseling services and procedures for campus disciplinary action in sex offense cases, and campus alcohol and drug policies. This information is available to all current students and employees of Southwestern University, and upon request, to any applicant for enrollment or employment. Information is provided pursuant to the disclosure requirements of the Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) of 1990 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Southwestern’s most recent report may be obtained by writing the Vice President for Student Life, Southwestern University, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770, by calling 1-800-252-3166 or by accessing the Office of Postsecondary Education website.

Student Right-To-Know Act 

The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.  Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website. 

Equity In Athletics Disclosure Act

As annually required by the federal government, please be advised that Southwestern University has completed the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) survey. Copies of the current EADA report are available for review by prospective students, upon request, in the following offices: Vice President for Enrollment Services; Vice President for Student Life; and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

NCAA Division Iii Student-Athlete Statement

Southwestern adheres to all NCAA Division III policies, regulations and guidelines that prohibit the awarding of merit scholarships and financial assistance to student-athletes on the basis of athletic participation or performance. All student-athletes will be evaluated under the same programs and procedures as the general student body in all merit scholarship and financial assistance reviews.

This page was updated on Oct 27, 2017.