A member or candidate institution represents its accredited status accurately and publishes the name, address, and telephone number of the Commission in accordance with the Commission requirements and federal policy. (Publication of accreditation status)
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Francis Marion University represents its accreditation status accurately with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The following statement appears in the Catalog 2017-2018 [1-scroll down the page]:
Francis Marion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and specialist level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Francis Marion University.
Additionally, the statement above appears on the university website  with an active link to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges website. Both print and online publications provide information on how an individual may view accreditation documents, which are housed in the Office of the Provost. The publications identify academic programs recognized by specialized accrediting organizations.
The University makes no statements about possible future accreditation status with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and does not use the logo or seal of the Southern Association in any of its publications or documents.