President's Message: WSCUC Accreditation Reaffirmed for 10 Years

March 05, 2021
Founders Hall at night

Dear SUA Community,

I am pleased to announce that the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) acted to reaffirm the accreditation of Soka University of America for a period of 10 years, the maximum allowable interval. The next reaffirmation review will take place in spring 2030 and the accreditation visit in fall 2030.

The commission confirmed that:

SUA addressed the three Core Commitments and successfully completed the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation institutional review process conducted under the 2013 Standards of Accreditation. In keeping with WSCUC values, SUA should strive for ongoing improvement with adherence to all Standards of Accreditation and their associated CFRs to foster a learning environment that continuously strives for educational excellence and operational effectiveness.

The March 2021 Commission Action Letter is posted on SUA’s accreditation webpage along with the Fall 2020 Visiting Team Report:

WSCUC Commission Action Letter (March 3, 2021) (PDF)

WSCUC Team Report (Fall 2020) (PDF)

I would like to thank all of the members of the SUA community who contributed to this successful outcome, with special recognition to our accreditation liaison officer, Tomoko Takahashi, vice president for Institutional Research and Assessment, dean of the Graduate School, and professor of linguistics and education, for her excellent leadership in guiding us through the accreditation process.


Ed Feasel

Note: A version of this message was delivered to the Soka community via email on Friday, March 5, 2021