17-C-01 NAIA Membership

On March 13, 2017, in Constitution Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Constitution Article IV, Section A as follows:

Active member institutions must be organizations in the United States, fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies: (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MAS); New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE); North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS); Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU); Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC-ACS)),; in Canada, or be a member of Universities Canada.

Associate membership status shall be accorded to four-year colleges and universities, and two-year institutions in the United States and Canada that award bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree(s) but do not hold full membership in one of the bodies listed above.

Intent: To remove the limitation restricting NAIA membership to only those institutions within the United States or Canada.

Effective date: August 1, 2017

Submitted by: Council of Presidents


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