Tarleton State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Tarleton may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

Principle of equal opportunity

It is the policy of Tarleton State University to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons, as well as to make available any other programs and activities, including those for students, without regard to race, color, sex (except in rare occasions where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinator (254) 968-9128, the Director of Student Disability Services (254) 968-9400, or the Coordinator of Disability Services (254) 968-9103.

Equal Educational Policy

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, complete equality exists in the offering of all benefits to students without regard to sex, race, color, or national origin. These benefits include such matters as housing, financial assistance, recruitment, and any type of personnel service.

Privacy of Information

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the following data are designated as directory information and may be made public unless the student desires to withhold it: student’s name, student type, mailing address, official email address, major field of study, military service status, classification, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of University attendance, degrees and academic honors received, and the most recent previous education agency or institution attended. Any undergraduate or graduate student wishing to withhold all of this information should, within 10 days after the first class day, complete the appropriate form, available at the Registrar’s Office. For more information about FERPA, please visit

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires higher education institutions to make public their campus security policies and release to the campus community crime data collected or reported.  In compliance with the Clery Act, Tarleton State University is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students.

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report contains information about university security rules/procedures and statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Tarleton; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  It also includes information regarding fire safety for student housing and fire statistics.

Tarleton’s current Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report is posted at . Please call the Department of Compliance and Strategic Initiatives at 254-968-9415 for printed copies of the report.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500
(404) 679-4558