Welcome to the SMU Reaccreditation Website!

This website will serve as a resource for and means of communication to the university community as the institution seeks reaccreditation from its regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).   Saint Mary’s will submit its required Assurance Filing to HLC and will host a visit in 2016-17.  The Reaccreditation Steering Committee invites you to visit this website throughout the process for information about accreditation, the Criteria for Accreditation, the Open Pathway Process, and updates on SMU’s progress.  Portions of the website are still in development as different parts of the process begin over the next 4-6 months.  This website also serves as a portal to committee workspaces.  Therefore, portions of this website are password protected to insure that committee work is restricted to the appropriate participants. 

If you have any questions generally about reaccreditation or SMU’s process for reaccreditation, please contact Tracy Lehnertz, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, who is the Reaccreditation Coordinator, at tlehnert@smumn.edu or 507-457-1694.