Holyoke Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
It is the policy of Holyoke Community College not to discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, color, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and other Federal and State anti-discrimination laws. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Title IX Coordinator Idelia Smith, Affirmative Action Officer at Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040, or telephone 413.552.2770.
The Holyoke Community College Catalog contains current information regarding areas of study, career opportunities, student services, and admissions. However, it is not intended to be, and should not be, relied upon as a statement of the College's contractual undertakings. The Holyoke Community College Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education reserve the right to alter the College's academic policies, procedures, course offerings, and fees as set forth in this catalog.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the association:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive,
Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4531
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108-1696