Penn State is in danger of losing its accreditation.
The Penn State saga is far from over as now the university as a whole is under fire. The college’s accreditation officially hangs in the balance as they have been issued a warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which handles such matters.
Penn State has publicly responded to the potential of losing their accreditation status in the fallout of the mess that the anchors of their football program left behind.
“This action has nothing to do with the quality of education our students receive. Middle States is focusing on governance, integrity and financial issues related to information in the Freeh report and other items related to our current situation.”
“The commission wants us to document that steps we have already taken and are planning to take will ensure our full compliance with its requirements,” Penn State President Rodney Erickson said. “I am confident that we will provide that documentation by the Sept. 30 deadline Middle States has given us.”
“We are a University that is fully committed to its core values of honesty, integrity and community. We are a University that will rebuild the trust and confidence that so many people have had in us for so many years.”
So what does all of this mean?
Well for one thing in the worst case scenario, a degree from Penn State would become worthless for all intents and purposes.
It’s doubtful that anybody will get fired because a college degree was required on the date of their hire and what they tendered has since become null and void.
The blow to a current student would by far do the most damage as they would have a problem with the merit of credits earned in their ongoing pursuit of a true degree.
Upon attempts to transfer, issues with credits and financial aid is where the problems would begin in such a situation.
The situation grows worse and worse by the day and it has now gotten to the point of where it is time to say enough.