Welcome to the University of Puget Sound reaccreditation website.

The University of Puget Sound is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). You can learn more about the NWCCU and accreditation at

Year Three Self-Evaluation Resources and Capacity Report

As part of the seven-year reaccreditation cycle, Puget Sound submitted a Year Three Self-Evaluation Resources and Capacity Report to the NWCCU in March 2013. The report addresses standards one and two of the NWCCU: 1) mission, core themes, and expectations, and 2) resources and capacity.

Core Themes

The new reaccreditation process is anchored in our institutional mission and the core themes of that mission. "A core theme is a manifestation of a fundamental aspect of institutional mission with overarching objectives that guide planning for contributing programs and services, development of capacity, application of resources to accomplish those objectives, and assessment of achievements of those objectives." (NWCCU)

Puget Sound's Core Themes are:

  • Academic excellence
  • Rich knowledge of self and others
  • Engaged citizenship

Accreditation Review Committee

The Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) oversees reaccreditation efforts for Puget Sound. The current ARC members are:

Debbie Chee, Jo Crane, Alyce DeMarais, Mark Harpring, Martin Jackson, Nancy Nieraeth, Ellen Peters, Shirley Skeel, Danae Smith (student), and Mariah Snowden (student).

Please direct any questions or comments regarding reaccreditation to the ARC at .

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