Statement of Accreditation Status

St. Lawrence University

  • CEO: Dr. Kathryn Morris, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Karl Schonberg
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2018
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2023

Contact Information

23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 229-5011

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • February 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report and process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-1018.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of student learning outcomes in all programs (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Other Instructional Site
    Adirondack Semester
    St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program 23 Romoda Dr
    Camp Massawepie - Adirondack, NY 13617
  • Other Instructional Site
    FISK University
    1000 17th Ave N
    Nashville, TN 37208
  • Other Instructional Site
    New York City Semester
    92 Y Residence, 1395 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10128
  • Other Instructional Site
    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
    1333 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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