Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees, as well as a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of Holy Cross College. You may also learn about the institutions' accredited status, file a third-party comment at the time of the institutions' accreditation review or submit a complaint, by contacting:
Dr. Victoria M. Dahmes, SACSCOC Liaison
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
Dr. Dahmes maintains a record of written SACSCOC-related questions, comments and complaints received by the institution. Complainants are expected to have attempted to resolve the issue through the institution's complaint processes before filing a complaint with SACSCOC. If you wish to file a complaint with SACSCOC, the process requires that complainants complete the Commission's Complaint Form and send two print copies to:
Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
The SACSCOC complaint policy only addresses significant, documented, alleged non-compliance with the SACSCOC accreditation standards, policies or procedures.(To access the Commission's complaint policy, procedures, and the Complaint Form, please see Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or Its Accredited Institutions.) It is not intended to be used to involve the Commission in disputes between individuals and member institutions or to cause the Commission to interpose itself as a reviewing authority in individual matters; nor does the policy allow the Commission to seek redress on an individual's behalf. The primary purpose of the SACSCOC complaint procedure is to acquire valuable information regarding an accredited institution's possible non-compliance with accreditation standards, policies and procedures rather than to resolve individual disputes. Complaints must be tied to specific standard numbers from The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.
The Department of Nursing of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
(3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020) to award the baccalaureate degree.
The Business Degree Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College Division of Applied, Natural, and Social Sciences are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215; Phone: 913-631-3009,
Fax: 913-631-9154) to award the baccalaureate degree.
The Community Counseling (now Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling programs of Our Lady of Holy Cross College are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) (5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304, telephone number 703-823-9800, ext. 301).
The Radiologic Technology Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606, telephone number 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304).
The Education Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Council for the Education of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) (2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036, telephone number 202-223-0077).
Full approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing; full approval from the Louisiana State Department of Education.
Memberships held in numerous state, regional, and national associations.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is owned and operated by the Marianites of Holy Cross, an international congregation of women religious who have been serving God's people since 1841.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran's status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
The CODOFIL Consortium of Louisiana Colleges and Universities
Delgado Community College
Council for Academic Library Liaison (CALL)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing